• Scholarships

    The What, Where, and How of Scholarships


    Where do I find scholarships that are right for me?


    Most scholarship opportunities can be found online using powerful search engines based on a personal profile you complete on the site. When you apply to some Oregon colleges and universities, your college application also serves as a scholarship application for merit-based scholarships at those institutions.


    Most colleges and universities in Oregon and across the country also offer numerous scholarships that require additional applications, so check the scholarship section of each college’s website carefully. Local organizations also provide scholarship opportunities for students. Places of worship, philanthropic organizations, schools, etc., are excellent sources for scholarships.


Scholarship Q&A

  • How do I avoid scholarship scams?

  • Where can I find Oregon State Aid information?

  • Where should I look for scholarships?

  • When should I start applying for scholarships?

  • Should I apply for scholarships before or after I’m admitted to colleges?

  • Do I need to complete the FAFSA or ORSAA in order to apply for scholarships?

  • Does taking a gap year hurt my scholarship chances?

  • How can I best stay organized when applying for lots of different scholarships?

  • Do I have to re-apply for scholarships every school year?

  • Are there scholarships for students with a GPA less than 3.0?

  • Do most scholarships require test scores?

  • For scholarships that require a letter of recommendation, can you reuse past letters of recommendation?

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