OSAC Appeal Process Due to high volume of applicants! Please Read and check your application on OSAC!

March 3, 2017

UPDATE: OSAC Appeal Process Open for Scholarship Applicants who Experienced Technical Difficulties
High number of applicants leads to website access problems on March 1, deadline day

Salem, Oregon  | The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) has issued guidance for students who faced difficulty when attempting to reach our scholarship application on March 1, 2017, our final deadline for OSAC-administered private scholarships. Our website was extremely busy on this deadline day, and because of the number of users, some experienced technical difficulty accessing the site.

Please note that for students who fully completed their application but failed to click “submit,” their application will be submitted automatically. 

An appeal process and form is available for those students who started applications but were not able to complete their application due to the site being busy. The appeal form is available on the profile page of the OSAC scholarship application. Appeals will be accepted through March 31, 2017.

If students were unable to start an OSAC application due to other extenuating circumstances (i.e. illness, death in the family, etc), please contact our scholarships program (scholarshipinfo@hecc.oregon.gov) to request an appeal form. We encourage students to complete the appeal process as soon as possible and finish their application before we begin providing eligible student lists to our selection committees.

OSAC has made outreach and marketing of our programs a priority over the past 12 months and we have seen exponential increases in the number of students who are not only aware of our scholarships program but who are utilizing our application. We are consistently working on upgrading our technical resources to accommodate more users.

Please note that the March 1 date was the deadline for private scholarship programs administered by OSAC. It was not the final deadline for the Oregon Promise or the Oregon Opportunity Grant.For more details on these programs, see our website at www.OregonStudentAid.gov. The final deadline for Oregon Promise applicants who plan on starting community college in Fall 2017 is July 1, 2017.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and please do not hesitate to contact OSAC directly if you need additional assistance. Students or counselors with questions may contact the Office of Student Access and Completion at (541) 687-7400.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Here’s the quick list, but I will update it frequently! Ms. J

MARCH 2017

3/1: OSAC deadline: ONLINE

3/1: Mill City Lions Club: to MS. JENSEN

3/1: Eagles Scholarship: MAILED

3/1: COSA (must have administrator nomination/support): ONLINE

3/6 to 3/10: Chemeketa Scholars to be delivered IN PERSON to Chemeketa CC.

3/15: Youth Benefit Scholarship: MAILED

3/17: Quinn/Santiam Scholarship: to MS. JENSEN

APRIL 2017

4/7: Santiam Auxiliary Scholarship: DUE @ 5pm mailed or hand delivered

4/25: Oregon Jaycee Foundation: ONLINE

Oregon Jaycee Foundation Scholarship

The Oregon Jaycee foundation will award up to $ 2,000 in scholarships to several graduating Oregon high school seniors in the Class of 2017. The amount of the scholarship is a one-time grant. The final selection of a recipient will be based on the following criteria: leadership qualities, personal accomplishments and community service.

 The application deadline is Tuesday, April 25, 2017. MAILED

3.7 unweighted GPA required!


Santiam Auxiliary Scholarship

Santiam Auxiliary Medical Scholarship for 2017

Applicants must be residing in the Santiam Hospital service area, such as Stayton, Lyons, Mill City, Detroit, Scio, Jefferson, Aumsville, Gates, Idanha, Marion, Turner, West Stayton and Sublimity. Applicants must be pursuing an education in a qualified medical field as defined on the instruction sheet.

Complete applications must be received by five p.m. on April 7th.

Applications received after that date will not be eligible. The Auxiliary Scholarship panel has tentatively scheduled the scholarship interviews for April 21st at the hospital. Alternative arrangements can be made if an applicant is not able to personally attend. Successful applicants are only eligible for one scholarship

See link for application and I have also attached the application!