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OSAC Scholarship

You can apply for grants and scholarships, get assistance with financial aid applications, and learn more about preparing for college, training, and professions here if you are an Oregon student who is currently enrolled or will be in the future.

About OSAC Scholarship 

The State of Oregon’s financial aid and college and career access programs are managed by the HECC Office of Student Access and Completion.

Current and future Oregon students can easily apply for several scholarships at once with the OSAC Scholarship Application. Every year, OSAC offers more than 600 scholarships worth more than $10 million.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirement

OSAC scholarships may only be used at U.S. institutions that are eligible to participate in Title IV federal student aid programs (U.S. military academies are not eligible).

Unless otherwise specified in the individual scholarship descriptions, you must:

1. Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen in the United States for other than a temporary purpose, and intend to become a permanent resident of the United States.

2. Be an Oregon resident. Residency is established when:

  • An independent student or the parents of a dependent student have continuously resided in Oregon for 12 months.
  • A student is continuously enrolled (completes an academic year within any 12-month period) at an Oregon high school or postsecondary institution.
  • An independent student or the parent(s) of a dependent student serving on active duty in the US Armed Forces has Oregon listed as their “home of record”.

3. Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Native American tribe of Oregon or a Native American tribe that had traditional and customary tribal boundaries that included parts of Oregon.

4. Be a graduating high school student during the current academic year, a GED® or home-schooled graduate, or a first-time college freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student.

5. Do not owe a refund on an educational grant or be in default on any education loans.

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OSAC Scholarship Application

The OSAC Scholarship is one application that includes more than 600 scholarships. The Scholarship Application includes student contact and background questions, college plans, transcripts, activities chart, and personal statements.

Application Deadlines

November 1st: Scholarship Opens

February 15, 5 pm PST: Early Bird Deadline. Error-free applications will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarships.

March 1, 5 pm PST: Final Deadline. The final deadline for all application materials to be submitted.

If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, that deadline will automatically be extended to 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the following business day.

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After Application What Next

Track your application status by logging in to your OSAC account. If the status is “Corrections Required”, take action to correct your application by the deadline indicated in the status message. Check back regularly until your application is accepted as valid.

Keep your information updated. Update your student profile if any of the following changes:

1. Personal contact info (address, phone, email), sections 1 and 3.

2. College major, section 9.

3. College choice, section 9.

4. File the FAFSA or ORSAA to compete for need-based scholarships.

5. Correct any errors as soon as possible, preferably by March 10.

  • Track your Award Status.

Scholarship recipients are notified by e-mail from April through August. Awards may be rescinded if not accepted by the awarding deadline.

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