Oregon Association of Broadcasters Scholarship
Each year, the OAB awards scholarships that are offered to graduating high school students and to students enrolled in two or four year college broadcast programs. Applicants must be Oregon residents, enrolled or intending to enroll at a college or university.
Applications must include an essay explaining the student’s reasons for choosing a career in the broadcasting or related field. All successful scholarship applicants will have a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. The essay should also address the following topics:
- Any broadcast activities in which the student has participated;
- What the student's first job preference after college would be;
- What are the student's 10-year goals;
- Student's financial needs for a scholarship;
- Information about any other scholarships received by the student, including the amounts;
- Any other academic honors the student has received.
Thanks to all of the students who submitted scholarship applications. The OAB Foundation awarded two $2,500 and three $3,500 in 2014, and since 2004 has awarded more than $117,500 to Oregon resident students in scholarships to help further their educations.
All applications should be sent to the following address:
OAB Foundation Scholarship Committee
Oregon Association of Broadcasters
9020 SW Washington Square Rd, Suite 140
Portland, OR 97223-4433
Deadline: May 29, 2016
The Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) awards two $1,000 scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Oregon public high schools. The scholarships may be used for a 2 or 4 year college or university or trade or professional/technical school. These two scholarships are for a son, daughter, or dependent child of an OASSA member who meet the following criteria:
STUDENT SELECTION CRITERIA
• Must be a graduating senior from an Oregon public high school
• Must be a dependent child (son, daughter, step-child) of an OASSA member
• Must submit a completed application by the due date
• Must have made a significant contribution to their school and/or community
• Must secure a letter of recommendation from a school COSA member
• Must secure a letter of recommendation from a school or community member
• Will enroll the fall term following his/her graduation from high school
• Must secure the signatures of the applicant, principal, and OASSA member parent
• Must include copy of most recent school transcript
Deadline: March 28, 2016
NROTC & NROTC Marine Option Scholarship Application Process
Applicants should use the online scholarship application to complete and submit all the required information (see checklist below).
Applicants are asked to pick five colleges or universities on their scholarship application. Each school must be for a different NROTC unit and one must be a state school, not necessarily in the candidate’s home state.
Each applicant must also select an academic program in which he/she wishes to major. All academic programs fall into three tiers relative to the Navy’s technical needs.
Scholarships will be awarded to an NROTC unit in conjunction with the academic major and tier the applicant specified on his/her application. If offered the scholarship, the student will be expected to attend the school at which their scholarship is placed. In order to change this placement, the student must submit in writing to the NROTC Placement Office a request to change their placement. The student must be mindful if they choose a cross-town school that there may be cross-town commuting costs and class timing issues which will need to be resolved. The enrolled school must support the academic major or equivalent for which the scholarship was awarded. Also, the student must have applied for admission to and been accepted at any school for which he/she wishes to utilize the scholarship.
An example may help clarify this:
Applicant has selected the Navy Option at the beginning of her application. She selects the George Washington University NROTC unit and cross-town affiliate Howard University as her first choice on the scholarship application. She selects her other four choices. She selects Astrophysics (a Tier 2 major) as her intended degree program. If she is selected for a scholarship at the George Washington University NROTC Unit- specifically Howard University, she may utilize it at Howard University. If she wishes to change the location of the scholarship to George Washington University, Georgetown University, or University of Maryland at College Park (cross-town affiliates to the NROTC unit). She must have applied for admission and been accepted at the school in order to enroll, as well as be approved for the scholarship to be moved to another school within the host unit. She must declare Astrophysics as her degree program or she may choose another Tier 1 or Tier 2 major.
This application is extensive and may require several hours to complete. We have provided an Application Information Checklist to assist you in gathering information and to ease the process of applying for a scholarship.
Once you’ve submitted your application, requests to change your Program Option (Navy, Nurse, Marine) must be submitted at least 1 week prior to the application window closing.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
After the applicant has completed and submitted his/her application online, that is only the beginning of the journey. The recruiter/coordinator will be arranging for one or more officer interviews, teacher recommendations, gathering transcripts, and ensuring that test scores are received from the testing agencies. After the application is finalized it will be presented to a Selection Board, a panel of officers, who will make the final decision whether a scholarship will be awarded. If an applicant is awarded a scholarship, the NROTC program staff will make the final determination about which NROTC unit will be assigned. The applicant will also undergo a medical screening by the Department of Defense prior to enrolling in the program.
If you are already attending College and your Officer Interview was not conducted by an NROTC Unit Staff Officer, you may have a new Officer Interview conducted by an NROTC Staff Officer if you desire. Contact your local NROTC unit to schedule an Officer Interview.
Native American Scholarships Opportunity
Since 1998, the Society for American Archaeology has awarded the annual Arthur C. Parker Scholarship (up to $4,000) in support of archaeological training for Native Americans who are students or employees of tribal, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian cultural preservation programs. The SAA also each year awards three National Science Foundation Scholarships for Archaeological Training for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians (up to $4,000).
Since 2010, the SAA has presented two additional awards for undergraduate and graduate archaeology education. These awards (up to $5,000 for undergraduate students and up to $10,000 for graduate students) provide flexible financial support for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and childcare. These scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders.
The annual deadline is December 15th. Application materials and more information may be found online at: www.saa.org/scholarships.
The Society for American Archaeology is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With more than 7,000 members, the Society represents professional, student, and avocational archaeologists working in a variety of settings including government agencies, colleges and universities, museums, and the private sector. SAA’s annual Meeting attracts more than 3,000 archaeologists from around the world. For more information on the Society for American Archaeology and its annual meeting, visit its website at www.saa.org.
National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarship Program
The National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarship Program provides financial support for students seeking educational summer experiences who could not otherwise afford them. Last summer, we awarded full scholarships to 22 students from all around the country, providing learning opportunities to students from a wide variety of backgrounds, and creating a richer and more diverse experience for every student involved.Each summer, our scholarship students return home with stories of life-changing experiences that instilled in them increased confidence, global perspective, independence, and compassion for others. These transformational experiences are central to their development as students, leaders and global citizens.
Students completing 6th through 12th grades who are legal residents of the United States or Canada are eligible to apply for a National Geographic Student Expeditions scholarship.
The National Geographic scholarship program generally considers students whose parents’ combined income is less than $50,000 and who have few assets. Each year, we receive many scholarship applications, and allocation of scholarship funds is competitive.
Scholarship Application Materials:
To be considered for a National Geographic Student Expeditions scholarship, we must receive by mail your completed application no later than March 1, 2016.
We cannot accept Applications received via email or fax. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application consists of:
- Complete Scholarship Application
- Copy of parents’or guardians’ most recent federal tax returns
- Copy of student’s most recent federal tax returns (if applicable)
- Statement explaining parents’ or guardians’ need for financial assistance based on financial obligations and assets
- Applicant statement explaining why you would like to join a National Geographic Student Expedition and what you feel you can contribute to it
- Two completed Teacher Reference Form (include in sealed envelopes with application materials)
- Copy of student’s passport (if applicable)
Mail completed applications to:
National Geographic Student Expeditions
345 Hickory Ridge Road
Putney, Vermont 05346
Support the NGSE Scholarship Program:
National Geographic makes an annual donation to the scholarship fund. However, the long-term success of this important program will depend on the generosity of donors. Your support is greatly appreciated! Make a donation.
Masonic Robert K. Wood Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is due April 15th and its award is $250. Applicant must submit the Harney County Scholarship Application. Applicant must be a high school senior and include two references with the application. Mail the completed application to Masonic Robert K Wood Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 997, Burns, OR 97720.
This scholarship is on the Harney County Dollars For Scholars list.