Deadline near for scholarship applications
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Student Access and Completion encourages Oregon students statewide to apply for privately funded scholarships at OregonStudentAid.gov by the deadline of March 1.
Oregon students may explore over 600 privately funded scholarships and apply for up to 40 with just one application, and there is no cost to apply. Students must apply online at OregonStudentAid.gov and submit a completed OSAC scholarship application and all other required materials by March 1, at 5 p.m.
Scholarship funds are available for graduating high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students, GED and homeschooled students, community college and vocational school students, single parents returning to school, and more. Details on all available scholarships can be found in the OSAC Scholarship Catalog.
In addition to the scholarship application, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the Oregon Student Aid Application to be considered for federal and/or state financial aid, including grants and loans.
The ORSAA is Oregon's alternative to the FAFSA for undocumented students, including students who have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status. OSAC uses data from the FAFSA or the ORSAA to determine students' eligibility for the Oregon Promise, the Oregon Opportunity Grant, and numerous scholarships.
Information from the FAFSA is also used to determine eligibility for federal aid, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Work-Study.
For further information about deadlines and eligibility for the Oregon Promise and the Oregon Opportunity Grant, visit the website at OregonStudentAid.gov.
In addition to information on the website, OSAC hosts numerous webinars and resources for students, counselors, parents and educators on financial aid opportunities.