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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.

COVID-19-Related Scholarship FAQs
In 2021 OCF awarded

3,427

scholarships

$11.6 million

in scholarships

63%

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.

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 OSAC scholarships above for 430 additional OCF scholarships through OSAC.

Learn about the OCF administered scholarships

Abe and Sol Blackman Scholarship
Coast Fork Scholarship
Darlene Hooley Scholarship for Oregon Veterans
Earl and Jane Ferguson Scholarship Fund
James R. and Mary Jane Drury Scholarship
Oregon College Savings Plan’s Diversity in Leadership Scholarship
Pence Construction Diversity in Leadership Scholarship
St. Andrew's Society Scholarship

Also see our scholarships resources page

Scholarship Assistance

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 prospective scholarship fund donations, please refer to the information here and call (503) 227-6846 to connect with an OCF Philanthropic Advisor.

Volunteers Take Note

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

Go to Volunteer Resources page