Hello PHS Class of 2020 Seniors,
During this extended break from school I'd like to remind you that there are still scholarships to apply to! I urge you to take advantage of your extra free time and apply for as many scholarships as possible.
Continue to check this list below for links to all scholarship applications. I will continue to update this list as scholarships become available.
For a more specific list of just local scholarships and their deadlines you can refer to this list. Remember, all applications are in the list above (simple do a word search with ctl+F on your keyboard to search for the scholarship).
Local Scholarship List <-- check this list for all local scholarships including deadline extensions and electronic submission information!
Other hints and suggestions:
- If you need an activity chart, here's a good example: Activity Chart
- If you need a transcript, email Renee Moore (rmoorependletonsd.org) and she can get you an electronic copy.
- If you need a letter of recommendation don't hesitate to email your teachers.
Keep up the hard work everyone!
The current Scholarship Booklet is also available in the ASPIRE Office. Note: the most up-to-date deadlines are in the link above, not the booklet.
HOW to find and complete scholarship applications:
- Research Research Research! Identify a list of scholarships that apply to you (see list below).
- Don’t spend all your time researching – once you have a list going start completing scholarships before deadlines start to pass.
- List out a timeline of scholarship deadlines and materials required – plan ahead! Application Tracker
- Start working on and gathering any extra materials needed: essay(s), transcript, letter(s) of recommendation, activity chart (PDF), etc.
- Before you submit: review the scholarship requirements and make sure you’re not missing anything.
- Essays: don’t forget an ASPIRE volunteer can help edit your essays!
- Check out this CHECKLIST for tips on submitting applications and essays
WHERE to find scholarships:
- College specific scholarships - look in the following areas at all the school's you've applied to:
- General Scholarships: some included with school admission application, some require separate application/essays
- Academic program specific scholarships (ex: College of Engineering, Forestry, Political Science)
- ASPIRE Greenbook (same as link at the top of the page) – be sure to check out all the local scholarships!
- Large, national databases like Fastweb.com (or other online databases listed below)
- Google search: unique qualities/circumstances, special interests, family affiliations & background, religion, medical history, hobbies, academic interest, parent/grandparent employers
Other Links to Scholarship Databases and Search engines:
- BMCC Scholarships
- OSAC (Oregon Student Access Commission) Scholarships - catalog
- Scholarship list for Undocumented students/DACA students
- CIS Scholarships - Click here for instructions
- Scholarship Experts
- Hispanic Scholarship Funds
- The College Abacus
- College Board Scholarship Search
- College NET Mach25
- Center for Native American Youth
- Financial Aid for Minority Students
- High Five Scholarship
- Free Scholarship Search Site
- Build Oregon - Construction/Trade Scholarships
- Class of 2019 (PDF) brought in over $2,738,769 in scholarships!
- Class of 2018 (PDF) brought in over $2,059,474 in scholarships!
- Class of 2017 (PDF) brought in over $2,062,572 in scholarships!
- Class of 2016 (PDF) brought in over $2,948,410 in scholarships!
- Class of 2015 (PDF) brought in over $2,196,041 in scholarships!