SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

  1. COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

Check at the colleges you are interested in.  All schools have a Financial Aid page on their website.  Click to Scholarship and there will be a list of scholarships that are available at that specific school.  Often these scholarships are organized by department, merit, need, diversity, and/or skill/talent.  You can get a lot of college information on www.collegeboard.org

2)    SHELDON CAREER CENTER & NAVIANCE

National, state and local scholarship opportunities are posted in Naviance. This list is updated throughout the year so check it often. Some paper applications are located in a file drawer in the career center.

3)    OREGON STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

OSAC puts out a scholarship application each December. Within the OSAC scholarship site is the Oregon Promise (two free years of community college at ANY 2 year public community college in Oregon). BOTH of these scholarship applications are online. The application is due March 1st 5PM PST and you must also submit the FAFSA.  The “Early Bird Scholarship” deadline is February 15th 5PM.  For more detailed information and the application, go to www.getcollegefunds.org or www.osac.state.or.us.

4)    WEBSITES

You can go to a search engine, like www.google.com or www.yahoo.com, type in the word scholarship and you will get many scholarship sites.  Here are a few of them:

www.collegeboard.com www.gocollege.com www.makingitcount.com
www.finaid.com www.ftc.gov www.collegenet.com/mach25   
www.studentservices.com www.scholarships.com www.collegefundingco.com
www.fastweb.com www.careersandcolleges.com www.scholarships101.com
www.nela.net http://www.students.gov www.collegesmart.com

5)      BOOKS

There are scholarship books that are published annually that list many scholarships.  Most books organize the scholarships by college, major/interest, need, merit, diversity and skill/talent.  The SHS Career Center has books for you to use in the Career Center and of course you can buy them at a bookstore or Amazon.  Libraries also have scholarship books you can check out.  (Petersons puts out some of the most detailed books: www.petersons.com.)  When you use a book for scholarship search – you usually can go to the website they provide you and submit an application online or download an application to mail in.  Sometimes you have to write or call the scholarship contact information for an application.