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 next opportunity to apply will be in early February 2019 for scholarships that apply to the 2019-20 academic year.
The Foundation uses a single application to determine eligibility for all scholarships, and makes awards based on information provided by each applicant. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for all scholarships unless otherwise noted.
OCCC Foundation General Scholarship
OCCC Student Nursing Organization
Anna Mae Clark Art Scholarship
Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation
City of Toledo Scholarship
City of Yachats Scholarship
Col. Carolyn A. Schneider Scholarship
LA Johnson Scholarship
Lt/Col. Susan K. Heacock Scholarship
Melissa Stanley Memorial Scholarship
Newport Gentle Dentistry Scholarship
Oregon State Credit Union Business Scholarship
Patrick O’Connor Scholarship
Penny Ittner Scholarship
Renegade Nurse Scholarship
Robert Clapp Memorial Scholarship
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Taft Masonic Lodge Scholarship
Teacher’s Gift Scholarship
United Methodist Women Scholarship
VFW Post3156 Scholarship
Yachats Ladies Club Nursing Scholarship
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.
Established by Bill and Olga Gribler to address the ongoing need for quality nurses in our rural area, the intent of this scholarship is to assist a resident from Lincoln County, Oregon:
Applications are due July 31, 2018.
Funded through an endowment established with the Oregon Community Foundation, this scholarship provides support for students seeking a degree or certificate in early childhood education. There are multiple application due dates throughout the year.
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.
State of Oregon Scholarships
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.
- 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 *
- Pioneer Telephone Cooperative 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
- Women in Technology Scholarship
* Indicates multiple deadlines and/or scholarships.
National scholarship search: