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 2019-20 academic year closed on March 18, 2019.  Successful applicants will be notified in early June.  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 February 2020.

Serve, Earn & Learn (SEAL) Scholarships

Oregon Coast Scholars

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship

The Early Childhood Educators scholarship supports students pursuing a certificate in Early Childhood Education at OCCC. Applications due by September 20, 2019.

Chafee Education and Training Scholarship

Assists foster youth with the transition to self-sufficiency by providing funding for the education, training, and services necessary to obtain employment.

Oregon Student Child Care Grant

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.

The Gribler Loving Trust 2019

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:

  1. To secure training in order to enter or re-enter the field of nursing
  2. Who is pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse
  3. Who needs training to improve working skills
  4. Who has obligations in addition to those of providing for his/her education

Applications are due July 31.

 Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship

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.

Oregon State Elks Association Vocational Grant

Currently closed – next opportunity is January.  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.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Currently closed – next opportunity is October.  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
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) encourages students statewide to apply now for grants and scholarships at OSAC awards more than $100 million each year in state-funded grants and privately funded scholarships to help students meet their college expenses.

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 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 for eligibility details.  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. For more details, see the OSAC website.

Scholarships from Organizations and Businesses    

  • Women in Technology Scholarship

* Indicates multiple deadlines and/or scholarships.

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