It is imperative that every college bound student fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The majority of scholarship funds students receive are awarded from the college in which the student will attend. Many scholarship funds are awarded based on information provided on the FAFSA.
FAFSA opens October 1st of the student's senior year and uses prior-prior year tax information. For example, 2019 graduates will use tax information from 2017 to fill out their FAFSA on October 1, 2018.
The FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college. You provide basic information and it will estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. FAFSA4caster can be done at anytime during your child’s K-12 career.
Get started early! FAFSA on the Web Worksheet allows you to fill out and preview questions that will be asked on the FAFSA. You may fill this out before going online to submit!
Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your FAFSA documents.
GATHERING DOCUMENTS FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID
- Student/guardian(s) social security number
- Student/guardian(s) driver’s license
- Student/guardian(s) 2017 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
- Student/guardian(s) 2017 Federal Income Tax Return
- Student/guardian(s) 2017 taxed income records- worker’s compensation, child support, veteran’s benefits
- Student/guardian(s) current bank statements
- Student/guardian(s) current business and investment info, business and farm records, stocks, bonds, and other investment records
FINANCIAL AID FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
- Click here for information on the ORSSA
2018-19 Scholarship LIST:
Scholarships are listed by due date. This is NOT an exhaustive list of scholarships.
To review last years scholarship list click here.
Additional scholarship sites include:
To review last years scholarship list click here.
Additional scholarship sites include:
ASSOCIATED OREGON LOGGERS, Inc. (O): The AOL Scholarship competition is a $1,500 scholarship, renewable for 3 years, to Oregon high school seniors or current college student who intent to pursue a four-year college or university education that is accredited by the Society of
American Foresters. Due April 1.
LINDA C. EBY SCHOLARSHIPS (O): Linda C Eby served as a School Counselor for 33 years. The goal
of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding high school seniors
and school counselors in the state of Oregon. Applicants submit
an essay of no more than 500 words about a school counselor
who has made a difference in their academic, career, social,
and/or emotional development. Applications are accepted until
P.E.O. SISTERHOOD SCHOLARSHIP (L): The PEO Sisterhood is an organization that encourages general
improvement of its members through education. At this time,
three $1,000 scholarships are being offered to qualified senior girls from St. Helens, Scappoose, or Rainier high school. The monies awarded will be deposited directly into the college or university account for the student. Application is due to the counseling office by April 2.
WAUNA CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP (L): Wauna Credit Union offers recent graduates (within 5 years)
scholarships in an amount to be determined by the board.
Applicants must be a member in good standing at Wauna.
Student must complete an application, a 200-400 word essay,
FAFSA report, official transcript, future goals and objectives page,
2 letters of reference, and a quiz. Due April 15.
SCAPPOOSE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION The applicant must meet one of the following:
MARTIN J RENWICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (SHS): 1) Be a dependent of a past or present member of the Scappoose
Volunteer Firefighters Association or 2) Entering the field of
medicine, law enforcement, or the fire service. Application is due
by April 17 at 4 PM. Email completed application and forms to
WEST OREGON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE- West Oregon Electric awards two $1,000 scholarships to
SAM HEARING SCHOLARSHIP (L): deserving graduating seniors who reside in a home served by West Oregon Electric. Student must plan to attend a college, university, or vocational/trade school. Student must complete
application, activity chart, two essays (maximum of 300 words
each), letter of recommendation, and transcript. Application due
by 5 PM on April 30.
WEST OREGON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE- West Oregon Electric awards one $3,000 scholarship lives in West VOLTA SCHOLARSHIP (L): Oregon Electric service area and has an interest in a career in the utility field as an Outside Lineworker. Application is due by 5 PM on April 30.
MICHAEL CURRY DESIGN, INC. Michael Curry Design, Inc. is sponsoring a $10,000 grant in honor KIM MCMULLEN MEMORIAL GRANT (SHS): of Kim McMullen, Michael Curry’s executive assistant. Kim believed in taking hold of life, and inspired those around her to do the same. With this grant, Michael Curry Design, Inc. hopes to help a female candidate achieve her goals of school, travel, or independent study. Answer the following question in 500 words or less: How are you working to shape your life? In what ways are you taking action towards your own personal goals, and how would this grant help you achieve those goals? Application is due to the counseling office by May 1.
THRIVE SCHOLARSHIP (SHS): The THRIVE Scholarship is awarding two $500 scholarships to
hardworking Scappoose High School students that may not
otherwise be able to afford a 2-year or 4-year college or trade school. To apply, please pick up the THRIVE scholarship
application in the counseling office or on the SHS Counseling
Website. The application is due to the counseling office no later
than May 1.
DON COIN WALROD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (L): The Deer Island Grange offers a $1,000 scholarship to a Columbia
County senior in memory of Don Coin Walrod. Students must be interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, education, forestry, or animal science. Application and essay are due May 1.
ROTARY CLUB EDUCATION GRANT (SHS): Columbia County Rotary Club provides one $1,500 grant to a
Scappoose High School student to attend or continue attendance
in a vocational institution or school. Grants monies to be used
solely for vocational training completed within two-year period.
Application can be found on SHS’s counseling website and is due to
the counseling office on May 1.
HIGHWAY 30 CRUISERS (L): Highway 30 Cruisers will be awarded a $500 scholarship to a senior student(s) in Columbia County that are enrolled and participating in an automotive or technical related class. Students must have a 2.5-4.0 GPA. Applications must be received no later than May 1.
SCAPPOOSE ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP (L): The Scappoose Alumni Scholarship is offering a $600 scholarship
to a SHS senior planning on attending a trade school or college.
The scholarship is intended to recognize a student that
encourages and displays leadership and community involvement. To be eligible, please return application, transcript, and two
letters of recommendation to the counseling office. The deadline is May 3.
SCAPPOOSE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (L): Are one of your parents a member of the Scappoose Education Association? If so, apply for a $1,000 scholarship. Students will be
evaluated on academics, character, activities, and their essay.
Application can be found on SHS’s counseling website. Application
is due by May 3.
DAVID HELLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (L): David Heller was 17 years old when he died on November 23, 2005
as a result of an enlarged heart. David grew up in Scappoose and
attended school there through his freshman year. He was a child of
many dreams and he lived and worked passionately to fulfill them. Application can be found on SHS’s counseling website and must be
postmarked no later than May 5.
LOWER COLUMBIA HUMAN RESOURCE The LCHRMA will award a scholarship of up to $1,000
MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP (L): to a graduating high school student residing in Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook or Pacific (WA) Counties who attend will be attending college in the Fall of 2019. The student should be planning to pursue a career in business, especially those interested in the Human Resource industry. Application can be found on SHS’s counseling website and is due May 12.
KIWANIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (SHS): The Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship is a $500-$1000 award to Scappoose High School seniors to assist with their higher education. The award is based on volunteer community service, leadership and participation in school activities, scholarship
record, essay, and need. The application is dedicated to the memory of deceased Scappoose Kiwanians. The application is due to the counseling office by 4 PM on May 15.
SHOESTRING COMMUNITY PLAYERS’ This annual $650 (minimum) scholarship is intended
CHERI ADAMS’ THEATER ARTS SCHOLARSHIP (L): to assist graduates of St. Helens, Scappoose, Vernonia, Clatskanie, and Rainier High Schools who intend to major or minor in theater or in a related field (such as technical theater, dance performance, film production, or makeup) at an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university, or conservatory. Complete the application form with theatrical history, essay, copy of transcript, and two letters of recommendation must be received by May 15 to SSCP, PO Box
481, St. Helens, OR 97051.
RALPH PAINTER JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (L): The Ralph Painter Jr Memorial Scholarship is open to senior
students who participated in cross country and/or track and field in
Columbia County. The scholarship is awarded based on an essay,
extra-curricular form, short answer questions, and a letter of
recommendation. Application is due by May 15.
AMERICAN LEGION MICHAEL SCHMIT & The American Legion Post 42 has established the following
PAUL VANCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (L): criteria for administering and awarding the Michael Schmit &
Paul Vance Memorial Scholarship: graduating senior, enrolling in a four year college, university, junior college or trade school. Student must be a child, step child of at least 5 years, grandchild or great grandchild of an honorably discharged military veteran. Completed application with personal letter, transcript, 3 letters
of recommendation, letter of acceptance to college, senior color photo (ONLY for American Legion Post), and copy of DD-214 or other evidence of service in the Armed Service from a parent, grandparent, or great grandparent is due by May 16.
BRIAN TINKLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (SHS): This scholarship is for members of the SHS Class of 2018 who have
participated in football, track and field, and/or leadership, and
plan to continue their education at an accredited college or
university. The scholarship is a one-time award up to $1,000.
Application must be postmarked no later than May 24.
COLUMBIA COUNTY DAIRY WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP (L): The Columbia County Dairy Women will be awarding 2 scholarships
($700 and $500) to graduating high school seniors who live in
Columbia County. This scholarship can be used to further a
student’s education at a vocational or technical, a community
college, or a four year college or university. Both boys and girls are
encouraged to apply. The application must be received by May 31
to Columbia County Dairy Women ℅ Diane Larson, 56880 Old
Portland Rd, Warren, OR 97056.
OREGON PROMISE (O): The Oregon Promise is a state grant that covers some or all tuition at any Oregon community college for recent high school
graduates and GED recipients. You must be a recent Oregon high school graduate, enroll in an Oregon community college
within 6 months of graduation, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or
higher, and be an Oregon resident at least 12 months prior to enrollment. To apply, go to OregonStudentAid.gov,
create an account within the OSAC student portal, complete the
Oregon Promise Application, verify your GPA in the OSAC
student portal, and file your FAFSA and list at least one Oregon
community college. Deadline is June 1.
HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION CAREER Are you a student interested in pursuing a career or technical
& TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP (N): education in a post-secondary environment? This program
provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation
who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and
perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship
criteria also include high school completion by spring of 2019,
commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical
certificate/degree, Pell eligibility, student is under age 30, and
US citizen. To apply visit application.horatioalger.org The
priority deadline is June 15.