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 2021 OCF awarded
low-income students (Pell Grant-eligible)
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 430 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.
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 OSAC scholarships above for 430 additional OCF scholarships through OSAC.
Learn about the OCF administered scholarships
For a graduating high school senior who is Black or of African heritage from Roosevelt, Parkrose or David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon, who is planning to attend a four-year public university in Oregon. Download the application.
For economically disadvantaged Black male graduates of Rosemary Anderson High School who are pursuing post-secondary education. Download the application.
For graduating seniors of Cottage Grove or Al Kennedy Alternative High Schools who plan to enroll at least half time at a 2-year, 4-year, or nonprofit private school anywhere in the United States. The intent of this scholarship is to help students who have shown the ability to overcome barriers. Special consideration will be given those seeking to help others or better their environment. Scholarship is automatically renewable for up to four years total. Download the application.
For Oregon National Guard and Oregon Reservists who have served or been deployed overseas in the post-9/11 conflict, also known as the Global War on Terror. Download the application - accepted on a continuous basis.
For graduates of Klamath County high schools, who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at an educational institution in the United States. Download the application.
For Native American residents of Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties in Oregon or Clark County in Washington, who are seeking a post-secondary degree in science, computer science, engineering or math. Download the application.
For bilingual (Spanish/ English) Latino students who are graduates of an Oregon high school, received a GED in Oregon, or completed home school in Oregon, and plan to enroll or are enrolled at a community college in Oregon. Download the application.
For graduates of McKenzie High School in Finn Rock, Oregon attending or planning to attend public institutions of higher education in Oregon with 2- year, 4-year and/or graduate programs in natural resource-related fields. Preference will be given to applicants attending the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. Download the application.
For Black and/or African American graduates of any high school in Deschutes County planning to attend or attending a community college in Oregon. Participation in traditional competitive high school sports, athletic teams or athletic clubs is a requirement. Must demonstrate financial need. Download the application.
A man of many talents, Glenn Anthony May was a tenured professor of history at the University of Oregon where he spent 32 years teaching courses on Southeast Asia, Vietnam, U.S. Foreign Relations, and the Cold War, among others. His own academic research focused on the Philippines where he spent a great deal of time fully immersing himself in the culture and language of the land. Prof. May authored five books on the Philippines and a sixth one on the Mexican migrant community in Oregon. In tribute to Prof. May's academic interests in and love of the Philippines, this fund aims to provide scholarships to students who are a.) Filipino or of Filipino heritage and/or b.) pursuing a field of study related to Southeast Asian studies. Download the application.
To support underrepresented and diverse students in pursuing higher education in Oregon. Download the application.
Supports underrepresented students of color in pursuing a degree in Construction Engineering Management. Award is $10,000 per year, and students can reapply for up to five years of support. Oregon residents are eligible, with a preference for Multnomah County residents. Must be enrolled full-time and majoring in Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. Download the application.
For Oregon high school graduates who were born in Scotland or who have a parent or grandparent who was born in Scotland, or who have demonstrated a significant commitment to Highland dancing, piping, drumming, Celtic harp or Highland fiddle. Please review the criteria before applying. Download the application and the recommendation form.
Also see our scholarships resources page.
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Bringing the Dream Within Reach: 2022 Scholarship Brief
This research brief highlights scholarship features that help students enroll and complete postsecondary degrees or certificates. It draws from published studies and reports, plus interviews with OCF scholarship recipients who reflect communities and regions across Oregon. Quotes and citations throughout underscore the value of scholarships as well as how —and for whom —they’re making a difference.