Once you have completed your FAFSA, you can apply for Oregon based scholarships using one common application hosted by the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). The Office lists over 600 scholarships on their OSAC Student Portal. Application deadline is March 1 each year with an early bird date of February 15th. Remember, unlike student loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid so this is a great source to check out.
Undocumented students can also apply by completing the ORSAA and submitting an OSAC Scholarship application in the OSAC Student Portal that is used for more than 600 different scholarships.
Certain scholarships, including those offered by Oregon Community Foundation and The Ford Family Foundation, are available to undocumented students. See additional eligibility requirements below.
Sample Scholarships offered through OCF/OSAC
G.S. Barnes Scholarship
For a graduating high school senior who is Black or African heritage from Roosevelt, Parkrose or David Douglas High School, who is planning to attend a four-year public university in Oregon.
Darlene Hooley Scholarship for Oregon Veterans
For Oregon National Guard and Oregon Reservists who have served or been deployed overseas in the post-9/11 conflict.
Accepted on a continuous basis.
Oregon College Savings Plan’s Diversity in Leadership Scholarship
To support underrepresented and diverse students in pursuing higher education in Oregon.
Institute for Cultural Initiatives Scholarship
For bilingual (Spanish/English) Latino students who are graduates of an Oregon high school, received a GED in Oregon, or complete home school in Oregon, and plan to enroll or are enrolled at a community college in Oregon.
- Offers Oregon based scholarships using one common application.
- The Office lists over 600 scholarships on their OSAC Student Portal.
- Requires completion of FAFSA or ORSAA each year.
Tips for Candidates
- Application deadline is March 1 each year with an early bird date of February 15th.
- Unlike student loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid
Can range from several hundred dollars to several thousands a year.