Apply for scholarships!
Oregon Coast Community College students have opportunities to apply for a number of different local, regional and national scholarships to help defray the cost of their college education. Peruse the links below to learn more about the scholarships that might be right for you.
OCCC Foundation Scholarships
The OCCC Foundation is not currently accepting applications for scholarships. The application period for the 2018-19 academic year closed on March 11, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified in late May. Awards range from $1,000 to $4,500 and can be used to pay for tuition, fees and textbooks at OCCC. The next opportunity to apply will be in January or February 2019.
State of Oregon Scholarships
Applications Now Open for Grants and Scholarships at OregonStudentAid.gov
OSAC SCHOLARSHIPS: Oregon students may explore over 500 privately-funded scholarships and apply for up to 40 with one application, and there is no cost to apply. Scholarship funds are available for graduating high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students, GED and homeschooled students, community college and vocational school students, single parents returning to school, and more. Students must apply online at OregonStudentAid.gov and submit a completed OSAC scholarship application and all other required materials by March 1 at 5:00 p.m. Students who submit their applications by February 15 at 5:00 pm may be entered in a drawing to win a $1,000 OSAC Early Bird scholarship.
OREGON PROMISE: Current high school seniors and GED recipients may apply for the Oregon Promise grant, which covers most tuition at Oregon community colleges. Students must enroll in a community college within 6 months of graduating from an Oregon high school or receiving a GED.* Minimum GPA and GED requirements apply. Visit OregonStudentAid.gov for eligibility details. Students who are graduating from high school (or completing their GED) between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, can complete an application now. Students are also required to complete either the FAFSA or the ORSAA for the upcoming school year. The program has rolling deadlines depending upon graduation date; to determine the appropriate deadline use this term eligibility tool.
OREGON OPPORTUNITY GRANT: The Oregon Opportunity Grant is Oregon’s largest state-funded, need-based grant program that helps students pay for college at public community colleges, public universities and participating private institutions statewide. Students should complete either the FAFSA or the ORSAA for the upcoming school year. Oregon Opportunity Grants are awarded until funds are exhausted, so students should file their FAFSA or ORSAA, if applicable, as soon as possible. Students who were first-time Opportunity Grant recipients in 2017-18 will be considered for a guaranteed second year award, providing they meet certain additional criteria (see the OSAC website) and submit a 2018-19 FAFSA or ORSAA by May 1, 2018.
Assists foster youth with the transition to self-sufficiency by providing funding for the education, training, and services necessary to obtain employment.
The Oregon Student Child Care Grant Program was established to assist parents enrolled in post-secondary education obtain safe, dependable care that supports their children’s development while allowing completion of the parent’s academic programs.
Currently closed – next opportunity is January 2019. The Oregon State Elks Association Vocation Grant is designed to assist full-time students enrolled in a vocational/technical program. Eligible programs are defined as two-year or less vocational/technical programs, culminating in an Associate degree, diploma, or certificate. Students pursuing a transfer degree are not eligible. Successful applicants will receive a one-year award of $1,500 to be used for tuition, fees, books and school supplies.
Currently closed – next opportunity is October 2018. These scholarships are for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and ally students of any age from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington. This support is for students pursuing any kind of post-secondary education — including community college, public or private colleges & universities, trade schools/apprenticeships, or certificate programs.
- Army Emergency Relief *
- Careerfitter Scholarship *
- Exactime Scholarship
- Ford Family Foundation *
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund *
- Hispanic College Fund *
- International Scholarships
- Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation *
- MasterShield Gutter Guard Scholarship
- Native American Scholarship Fund
- OnlineColleges.net (Scholarships for Minority Students)*
- Oregon Community Foundation *
- Oregon School Employee Association Scholarships *
- Sallie Mae Scholarships *
- Solar Action Alliance
- Study Abroad Scholarships
- Study Abroad Scholarships
- Tobacco-Free Life Scholarship
- United Negro College Fund *
- Varsity Tutors Scholarship
- WalMart Foundation Scholarship Programs
* Indicates multiple deadlines and/or scholarships.
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