Due dates & interview dates

Quick list of upcoming scholarship due dates:

Tom Hirons Memorial: Monday, May 15, 2017 to Mrs. Fawcett/Ms. Jensen

Mill City Fire Department: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 to Ms. Jensen

Interview dates:

American Legion: Wednesday, May 10 (SJSHS library)

Santiam Scholarship: Tuesday, May 16 (City Hall)


Career or Technical Education Scholarship

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program (1020 awards up to $2,500 each)

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.


The application is now available for students who will be enrolled in a post-secondary program in Fall 2017. First application deadline is June 15.


Horatio Alger Scholarship 2017

Scholarship Deadlines

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

APRIL 2017

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

4/12: American Legion Scholarship: DUE to Ms. JENSEN!!!

4/25: Oregon Jaycee Foundation: ONLINE

May 2017

5/3: Key Bank Cline Scholarship: DUE to Ms. Jensen!!!

June 2017

6/15: Horatio Alger Career or Technical Scholarship Program: ONLINE

Urgent Updates to Oregon Promise!

The Oregon Promise Early Notification Deadline has been extended to Monday, April 3 at 5:00pm PDT (it was previously set for April 1). This deadline is for new applicants who will begin community college in fall 2017, and will graduate or obtain their GED between March 1 – August 1, 2017.


What does the Early Notification Deadline mean?

Students who complete an Oregon Promise application by April 3 will be notified via email by May 1 about whether or not their Oregon Promise application is complete. This gives students extra time to make any corrections on their application before the final deadline of July 3. Students will receive notification of their Oregon Promise award amount in July 2017, since this is dependent on legislative approval.


Note: April 3 is NOT a priority awarding deadline, meaning that students will not increase their chances of being awarded Oregon Promise if they meet this deadline. Oregon Promise is not awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If students do not meet the April 3 deadline, please encourage them to apply by the final deadline on July 3.


When is the Final Deadline to complete the Oregon Promise Application?

Monday, July 3 2017 at 5:00pm PDT. This deadline is for students who will begin attending community college in fall 2017. Students will receive notification of their Oregon Promise award amount in July 2017, since this is dependent on legislative approval.


What is the deadline to file the FAFSA or ORSAA?

Oregon Promise applicants must file a 2017-18 FAFSA or ORSAA by July 14, 2017.


How do current Oregon Promise recipients renew their award?

Current Oregon Promise recipients must file a valid 2017-2018 FAFSA or ORSAA by July 14, 2017. Students must list their Oregon community college to renew the award. No additional application is required. However, please remember that continued eligibility for the program is dependent on additional criteria.

You can learn more at www.OregonPromise.org. Or contact us at info@oregonpromise.org or (541) 687-7400.