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Scholarships

If you’re interested in pursuing higher education, we probably have a scholarship that can help you realize your dream.

OCF manages one of the largest scholarship programs of its kind in the country, awarding thousands of scholarships each year.

Our scholarships support a wide variety of majors, interests and passions. We have scholarships for graduates of specific high schools, current college students and even graduate students. Some scholarships support nontraditional students pursuing workforce retraining or higher education.

Underlying every OCF scholarship fund is the belief that higher education is a vital investment in Oregon’s future.

In 2018 OCF awarded

3,560

scholarships

$10.4 million

in scholarships

1,389

low-income students

Scholarship Seekers, Please Note!

You can find and apply to scholarships two ways: 

1. Scholarships Through the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC)

OCF partners with the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC), a state agency, to administer more than 420 of our scholarship funds. This makes your application process easier by letting you complete one common application through OSAC to access numerous scholarships from OCF's portfolio, in addition to other public and private funding sources.

Search for OCF scholarships administered by OSAC

OSAC applications are available online beginning in November and are accepted through March 1 for the approaching academic year. 

 

Search for scholarships that fit your needs.  Access an electronic application form and instructions.

Visit oregonstudentaid.gov

2. Scholarships Administered Solely by OCF

Paper application forms are available below. All scholarships have a deadline of March 1 for the following academic year, unless otherwise stated. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for the scholarship funds below, please see OSCA scholarships above for over 420 additional OCF scholarships through OSAC.

Learn about the OCF administered scholarships

Darlene Hooley Scholarship for Oregon Veterans
Earl and Jane Ferguson Scholarship Fund
Howard Vollum American Indian Scholarship
Institute for Cultural Initiatives Scholarship
James R. and Mary Jane Drury Scholarship
Mabel and Allan MacKenzie Scholarship
St. Andrew's Society Scholarship
Verl and Dorothy Miller Native American Vocational Scholarship

Also see our scholarships resources page

Staff Assistance

If you have any questions after reviewing the information available on this page, please contact:

Volunteers Take Note

If you're a scholarship committee member, be sure to visit our volunteer resources page. 

Go to Volunteer Resources page