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 2022 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 economically disadvantaged Black male graduates of Rosemary Anderson High School who are enrolling at an institution of higher education anywhere in the United States. Download the application.
For graduates or graduating seniors of Cottage Grove or Al Kennedy Alternative High Schools to attend an institution of higher education anywhere in the United States. The scholarship is intended for students who have shown the ability to overcome barriers, with special consideration given to those seeking to help others or better their environment. Download the application.
For military veterans who have served or been deployed overseas in the post-9/11 conflict, also known as the Global War on Terror, with a preference for Oregon National Guard and Oregon Reservists. The scholarship is available for students enrolling at an institution of higher education anywhere in the United States. Download the application. Applications are accepted year-round.
For graduates of Klamath County high schools, who plan to attend an institution of higher education anywhere in the United States. Download the application.
For graduates of McKenzie High School in Finn Rock, Oregon to attend public institutions of higher education in Oregon with 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 underrepresented and diverse Oregon residents pursuing their first year of enrollment at an institution of higher education in Oregon. Download the application.
For underrepresented students of color to major in construction engineering at an institution of higher education in Oregon, with preference for Multnomah County residents. Download the application.
For graduating seniors in Oregon or Clark County, WA to enroll at an institution of higher education anywhere in the United States. Applicants must (a) be born in Scotland, (b) have a parent or grandparent who was born in Scotland, or (c) have demonstrated a significant commitment to Scottish 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.
For scholarship applicants
If you have inquiries about applications, awards, and distributions or would like to update your contact and school information, please contact:
- For the scholarships listed above and general inquiries
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (503) 227-6846
- OSAC for scholarships you apply to through the OSAC portal
For prospective scholarship fund donations, please refer to the information here and call (503) 227-6846 to connect with an OCF Philanthropic Advisor.
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.