Harney County 4-H Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship application is due February 25th.  The award is $300+.  You must be a 4-H member for 3 years prior to making your application.  A standard 4-H application form is used or the Harney County application.  Turn your application into the 4-H Extension office.

Follow this link to find the application.

This scholarship is on the Harney County Dollars for Scholars list.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS)


The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is open for application.  This renewable, need-based, merit scholarship provides financial support throughout a Gates Scholar's undergraduate career.  For those who choose to study in one of the seven graduate disciplines:  computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science, the scholarship can continue through the pursuit of a doctoral degree.  In addition, students are provided support beyond the scholarship dollars to assure they have the mentorship, peer connections and other resources to enhance development of their leadership skills and to assure them every opportunity to attain their degree.


There are three components of the GMS scholarship application process:

  1. Student Application (Nominee Personal Information Form)
  2. An educator's evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form)
  3. An evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form)

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
  • Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
  • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university in the fall of 2017 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student (with the exception of students pursuing a high school diploma while concurrently enrolled).  First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
  • have completed and submitted all three required forms:  the student application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommended Form) by the January 15, 2017 deadline.

It is strongly advised that prospective Gates Scholars have all parts of their application completed online.  Please go to the GMS website at http://www.gmsp.org where you can complete the online forms.

Faith Baptist Church Scholarship

This scholarship is due April 15th.  Applicant must be a regular attendee of the Faith Baptist Church.  Scholarship applications are available at the church.  Applicants must be Harney County high school seniors or undergraduates.


This scholarship is on the Harney County Dollars for Scholars list.


Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. It's the application for all federal aid, including the Oregon Opportunity Grant — the state need-based grant, and many scholarship opportunities. To complete the FAFSFA please go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/

About Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society.

Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. We partner with postsecondary schools, financial institutions and others to deliver services that help students and families who are paying for college.


Today, Federal Student Aid performs a range of critical functions that include, among others:

  • Educating students and families on the process of obtaining aid;
  • Processing millions of student financial aid applications each year;
  • Disbursing billions of dollars in aid funds to students through schools;
  • Enforcing financial aid rules and regulations;
  • Servicing millions of student loan accounts, and securing repayment from borrowers who have defaulted on their loans; and
  • Operating information technology systems and tools that manage billions in student aid dollars.

This is a complex, multifaceted mission that calls on a range of staff skills and demands coordination by all levels of management. Consequently, Federal Student Aid, a Performance-Based Organization (PBO), emphasizes tangible results and efficient performance, as well as the continuous improvement of the processes and systems that support our mission.

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.


The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest are available to download after September 1, 2016. The application must be submitted to the Elks Lodge nearest to the applicant's home by December 2, 2016.


Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address. Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. At each level of judging, the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office will send email notifications to applicants informing them if they advanced in the contest or not. The first round of email notifications will be sent in mid-January, after Lodge judging is completed. District judging will be completed in late January, and State judging will be completed in mid-February.

In late April, the 20 top finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Click here to read all about the 2015 MVS Leadership Weekend held in Chicago.

Click here for a list of Most Valuable Student scholarship application frequently asked questions.

The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by late April 2017. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

For more information, visit the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student competition webpage.


Local Elks Lodge is:  Burns Elks Lodge #1680, 118 N. Broadway, Burns, OR  97720.  This scholarship ship is due in Early December and is $1000.  Applicants must complete the Elks application and an interview.  You can also pick up the application at the local Burns Elks Lodge.  $1000 scholarship available to one boy and one girl with payment made over 4 years ($250 per year in college).  This is a scholarship on the Harney County Dollars For Scholars list.

Elks Foundation Legacy Award

Through its three scholarship programs, the Elks National Foundation awards more than $3.74 million a year in college scholarships.

Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years). The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards.

Following are answers to common questions about the Elks National Foundation's ENF Legacy Awards scholarship contest.


Who is Eligible?

  1. Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2013, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2013, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2017. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.


  2. The applicant must be a high school senior.


  3. The applicant must apply online only. Click here to start a 2017 Legacy Awards application online.


  4. If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.


  5. Students may applyfor more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value.


  6. Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)


  7. Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Test by December 31, 2016.


How Do I Apply, and What Are the Deadlines?  Applications open September 1, 2017


Eligible students should apply in the following manner:


  1. The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time on the January 31, 2017, deadline.


  2. The Elk sponsor’s membership will be verified through the BPOE Grand Lodge headquarters.


  3. When a student registers to complete the online application, both the applicant and Lodge Secretary will be notified by email.


  4. If you have questions about your online Legacy Awards application, visit our Legacy Awards FAQ page.


  5. Upon receipt of the application, the applicant will receive a notification that the application was received. Winners will be announced in late April 2017.

Note: Because the contest begins in one Lodge year and the winners are announced in the next, a Legacy Award could go to the child or grandchild of a lapsed member. An applicant's Elk parent or grandparent must be a paid-up member in good standing at the time of application, but if the Elk chooses not to renew membership, that decision will not affect the outcome of the Legacy Awards contest.


For more information and to apply online, please go to the Elks Foundation website.

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