Richard Cowan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is due March 1st. It is $1000 and is renewable each year. Applicants must apply through OSAC. Harney County high school seniors are eligible. Parents must be Harney County residents. Not available every year.
This scholarship is on the Harney County Dollars for Scholars list.
Ray & Mildred Weeks Scholarship
The Ray and Mildred Weeks Scholarship is due February 12. It offers full tuition for one year to students attending Easter Oregon University. Please follow this link for the on campus scholarship application. You must use the Weeks Scholarship application available from Harney County Dollars for Scholars. Preference will be given to business and education majors. The minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required.
A second award is available to Eastern Oregon University Enrollee taking courses at the regional center is available. This application is also due February 16. Please follow this link for the distance ed scholarship application. Must be a Harney County resident for past 3 years. High school seniors and undergraduates are eligible.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program Invites Entries From Young Volunteers
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program annually honors middle and high school students across the U.S. for helping to improve their communities through volunteer activities. The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.
The awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc. in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honor outstanding community service performed during the previous year by young people in grades 5 through 12 at the local, state, and national levels.
To be eligible, a young person must be in grades 5-12 as of November 1; be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.; have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the twelve months prior to the date of application; and submit a completed application to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by the November 1 deadline.
To view all the information regarding this award program opportunity, please visit the Prudential Spirit of Community Award Program website.
- Scholarship applications must be submitted by April 8, 2016 at 5pm. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
- Type or legibly print in black or blue ink.
- Your Academic School Counselor will be notified by email or phone regarding the status of your application once decisions have been made and prior to your school’s scholarship presentation assembly.
Purpose: To provide scholarships to five (5) deserving Central Oregon Area High School graduating seniors intending to pursue post-high school course study at either college/university, community college or other post-secondary educational institution.
Award Components: Five (5) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) students selected by the Bigfoot Beverages’ Scholarship Committee.
- Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award and from a Central Oregon Area High School.(Bend, Burns, Cascades Academy, Crane Union, Crook County, Culver, La Pine, Madras, Marshall, Mountain View, Redmond, Redmond Proficiency Academy, Sisters, Summit or Trinity Lutheran)
- Applicant must demonstrate positive impact involvement – in the complete sense - consistent with capacity and circumstances and/or significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement, determined through letter of recommendations.
- Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or greater.
- Scholarship Documents:
- Applicant must submit the following items:
- Completed application form (incomplete or illegible forms will not be considered).
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from choice of high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers or individual (does not include relatives) with significant knowledge of applicant’s experience and involvement.
- An official and recent high school transcript with cumulative grade point average.
- Personal Essay. In your essay, please answer the question in 1000 words or less on the enclosed application (an attached extra sheet is permissible).
WHAT IS YOUR STORY OF A BIGFOOT? (This can be truthful or fictional, but be creative. Possibly it's about a BIG accomplishment or about your BIG future plans or maybe you’ve even spotted the real Bigfoot! (1000 word limit please)
Deadline for the application is Friday, April 11, 2016 by 5pm. Applications emailed, postmarked or returned after this date will not be considered.
Please submit application to:
OTEC is committed to supporting the overall health of the communities we serve. One of the ways we do this is by awarding twenty-eight $5,000 scholarships to deserving students throughout our service territory. Scholarships are available for first time college students, returning students and those students who would like to pursue a career in the electrical energy industry by enrolling in line school.
Scholarships are funded through unclaimed capital credits and their earnings. They do not affect electric rates.
Scholarship winners are selected by independent scholarship committees in each of OTEC's four service territories.
One-time scholarships in an amount to be determined on an annual basis by Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative’s (OTEC) Board of Directors will be awarded under the following guidelines:
- Available to active members and their dependents receiving electric service from OTEC.
- Scholarships will be granted to attend full-time (12 hour minimum) an accredited vocational school, technical school, college or university.
- Applicant should have achieved a 3.0 or higher GPA.
- Applicant must be of good character as evidenced by two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher, principal or counselor at the education institution they currently attend (or attended in the past) and the other from a community member.
- Applicant must have successfully held at least a part-time job, internship, or volunteer position during the past year. A letter of recommendation from the employer/supervisor/organization must be included in addition to the two letters required in #4 above.
- Applicant must demonstrate a coherent degree plan and willingness to pursue a course of higher learning.
- Economic need, history of community involvement, and potential for success of the applicant will be considered.
- Application, Transcripts and Recommendations must be attached as separate documents.
- Each attachment should be in the following format: NAME-COUNTY-TYPE OF DOCUMENT-2016. For example: Lara Petitclerc-Baker-Recommendations-2016.
- Awards will normally be announced on OTEC’s website on May 1.
Scholarships of $5,000 will be paid in full upon verification of enrollment with funds made out directly to the educational institution. In the case the student does not attend the specified educational institution by second quarter/second semester, the scholarship award will be forfeited and returned to OTEC.
This is a one-time scholarship. Individuals who wish to receive additional funding must re-apply each year. Scholarships will be awarded on the criteria stated above.
Send applications and questions to:
Manager of Communications and Government Affairs
Oregon Onsite Wastewater Association Scholarship Program
Purpose of the Program
The purpose of this scholarship program is to promote the education of members of the Oregon Onsite Wastewater Association (O2WA) and their sons or daughters in any field of higher education. Twenty (20) percent of the weight in scoring applications provides an incentive toward fields of study related to the onsite industry.
Value and Number of Awards
The Scholarship Committee may award multiple scholarships of $1,500, depending on fundraising, in any given year to one or more graduating high school students and/or one or more currently enrolled college students, as per Section IV B.2. above. The number of Awards, combination of Awardees, and amount of each Award will be at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. A larger scholarship amount or additional scholarships may be made in any year with prior approval from the Board of Directors.
The scholarship award(s) will be made directly to the scholarship winner(s) following submission of proof of registration and attendance by an appropriate faculty member for the current academic period.
Schedule of Selection
May 31 - Deadline for submission of application materials to Scholarship Committee
August 30 - Announcement of scholarship recipients
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a child or dependent, age 25 or less, of a current O2WA Member (Individual or listed Corporate Member) in good standing as of May 31 of the preceding year. A child or dependent is defined as a son or daughter (including step-children) living in the members household or primarily supported by the member;
2. Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll as a full-time student or is already enrolled as a full-time student in a technical or undergraduate field of study at an accredited vocational school, two-year college or four-year college or university;
3. Complete and submit the scholarship application and all required attachments by the stated deadline.
Candidates need not be Oregon residents or attend Oregon schools.
Further, O2WA pledges not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, marital or veteran status, creed, religion or disability.