Elks Scholarship DUE 11/15/2020

The 2021 MVS contest opened August 5, 2020.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.


  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

See link below!


Western Oregon University has some virtual events coming up!

Western Oregon University’s fall virtual campus visitation programs and application workshop opportunities for your students. A list of visitation programs and application workshops can be accessed at https://network.wou.edu/portal/campus_visit.

All of our fall programs and workshops include the opportunity for high school seniors and transfer students to complete an application for Fall Term 2021. The $60 application fee is waived as well! 
Admissions is currently offering virtual campus tours via Facebook on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). Recorded tours are also available in English and Spanish.
Contact information the WOU counseling staff is available online and your students are invited to schedule a virtual appointment with a counselor.

Kaiser Permanente Scholarship is open and due December 23, 2020!

Click on this link: https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/community-health/communities-we-serve/northwest-community/improving-community-conditions/health-career-scholarships-and-learning/health-care-career-scholarship-program0

Everyone should have the equal opportunity to access education and live a long, healthy life. The Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program aims to empower healthier communities by helping students in Oregon and Southwest Washington achieve their dreams of going to college and becoming health care professionals.

Kaiser Permanente is committed to offering $5,000 and $10,000 college scholarships to selected high school senior who attend one of the 140 eligible high schools in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area, which spans from north of Longview, Washington to Eugene, Oregon.

Application opens for registration: September 7, 2020
Application registration deadline: December 23, 2020 at 5:00pm
Application submission deadline: December 30, 2020 at 5:00pm

Registration for the 2020-2021 application will open on September 7, 2020 and will close on December 23, 2020, one week ahead of the application submission deadline of December 30, 2020, 5 p.m. PST.Students should register and begin working on their applications well ahead of the December 23 registration deadline. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit their applications well ahead of the December 30 application submission deadline.

Once the application opens September 7, 2020, students can register and start their applications by clicking the “More” button at the bottom of the page.  Follow us on Twitter — @KPNWScholarship — to receive important reminders and tips!

Scholarships are offered to the most qualified applicants from across all eligible high schools and are split into two equal payments distributed in the fall of the first and second years of college. All awards are nonrenewable.

Once scholarship recipients have reached their second year of college, they are eligible to:

  • Apply for an additional one-time scholarship for their third year of college.
  • Apply for paid summer internships at Kaiser Permanente that are available exclusively to scholarship recipients.

The scholarship program aims to facilitate the entrance of diverse and/or economically or socially disadvantaged students into college and the health care professions. However, all students who meet the basic eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Bush, Community Health and Education Consultant at 503-813-4521 or kpnw-scholarships@kp.org.

If you feel that you may have a potential conflict of interest with the Kaiser Permanente staff administering the program or with the members of the scholarship committee, please send an email outlining the potential conflict of interest to kpnw-scholarships@kp.org.  Note that being a Kaiser Permanente member or being related to a Kaiser Permanente employee is not considered a conflict of interest. 

Kaiser Permanente Northwest reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

2021 FAFSA is open! I have also included the OSAC link.

Here is the direct link for the FAFSA! There are step by step directions AND webinars to help you fill it out.

Seniors, contact Ms. Jensen for further questions!

Click link here: https://studentaid.gov/

The Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) is where you will need to apply for Oregon Promise, Oregon Opportunity Grant, and many, many scholarships! You must fill out the FAFSA and the OSAC applications to be awarded any of those scholarships or grants, or get loans.

Click link here: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/

OSAC applications can be started, but you may not apply for anything until November. See timeline below:

Scholarship Application Timeline & Deadlines


  1. October: File your FAFSA or ORSAA as soon as possible after October 1. Doing so will ensure you are considered for all scholarships that consider financial need.
  2. November – February: Start your OSAC scholarship application and submit from November through March 1. 
    • First-time applicants: create an OSAC account and start the OSAC Scholarship Application.
    • Returning applicants: refresh and update your application from last year.
    • High school juniors may start a “test application”, but cannot submit until their year of graduation.
  3. February 15*: Early Bird deadline. Complete applications (including transcripts) submitted by this date will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarship awards.
  4. March 1*: Final deadline for all materials to be submitted to OSAC.
  5. April – August: Track your application status and scholarship awards in the OSAC Student Portal.

* If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it will automatically be extended to 5:00 p.m. (PST) of the following business day.

Paying For College Tips!

There are huge numbers of scholarships, grants and other prizes
available to all students. Financial aid and scholarships aren’t just for the valedictorian or varsity quarterback.
By following these tips, you can increase your chances of tapping into the billions of dollars available every year to students just like you!



Online Colleges in Oregon

Virtually all of Oregon’s public 4-year universities today offer online courses and degree programs in a wide range of major subjects. Among the largest are Portland State University in Portland, Oregon State University in Corvallis, and the University of Oregon in Eugene. Additionally there are over 15 2-year public community colleges throughout the state offering distance-learning options to their students. Online degrees and certificates are available from a surprising number of private, not-for-profit online colleges as well, including Concordia University-Portland, Pacific University in Forest Grove and George Fox University in Newberg.

Check out the link below for online opportunities!