Scholarships and Grants in Oregon

Couldn't We All Use Some Extra Cash?

Nearly every college-bound student will need to secure some level of financial aid to help them cover the costs of their post-secondary education. To answer the financial needs of their resident students, most states sponsor a variety of grants and scholarships designed to make a college education more accessible, and more affordable. Oregon is no exception, and currently offers a variety of scholarships and state-funded grants, for its resident students who are struggling to meet the rising costs of a college education.

Oregon’s student aid programs are administered through the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, as well as through the financial aid offices of state supported colleges and universities. These programs are a mix of need-based and merit-based awards, and they provide valuable financial assistance to the resident students of the Beaver State.

Oregon scholarships

Submitting the FAFSA

The first step in any college-bound student’s search for financial aid should be the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is used by Federal and state agencies to determine the levels of financial aid for which a given student is eligible. Once students have submitted their FAFSA, they will be issued with a Student Aid Report which will outline the full extent of the financial assistance for which they have qualified.

Students should make the FAFSA a priority in their search for college funding. In addition to being a requirement for all state and Federal student aid, the FAFSA is also used by most colleges, private associations, and lending institutions to determine an applicant’s eligibility for financial aid.

Education Grants for Oregon Students

The state of Oregon sponsors a variety of education grants for its resident students. Eligibility requirements vary greatly among these programs, as do the monetary awards. As with all state-funded financial aid programs, funding is subject to change according to economic conditions within the state.

The following examples should illustrate the range of education grants available to Oregon’s resident students.

Scholarships for Oregon Students

The Oregon Student Assistance Commission administers a wide variety of scholarships for students attending a college or university within the state. Most of these scholarships are funded through private endowments, or through corporate funding. The scholarship programs administered by the OSAC run the gamut from general need-based awards to highly specialized merit-based awards.

The following examples are just a few of the many scholarships available to residents students within the state of Oregon.

These are just a few of the many scholarships administered through the Oregon Student Assistance Commission. Many more scholarships are available, and students are encouraged to consult the Oregon Student Assistance Commission’s Scholarship Catalog [https://secure.osac.state.or.us/listScholarships.aspx] for information on additional programs, and to download the necessary application forms.

The government of Oregon understands the importance, and value, of making college more accessible to its residents. Through the hard work of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, resident students of the Beaver State have access to some of the best grant and scholarship programs in the country.