Scholarship Winners

Apply for scholarships!

Oregon Coast Community College students have opportunities to apply for a number of different local, regional and national scholarships to help defray the cost of their college education. Peruse the links below to learn more about the scholarships that might be right for you.

 


OCCC Foundation Scholarships

The OCCC Foundation is not currently accepting applications for scholarships.  The next opportunity to apply will be in early February 2019 for scholarships that apply to the 2019-20 academic year.

The Foundation uses a single application to determine eligibility for all scholarships, and makes awards based on information provided by each applicant.  A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for all scholarships unless otherwise noted.

OCCC Foundation General Scholarship
Provides assistance for students with demonstrated financial need.

OCCC Student Nursing Organization
Provides assistance for students accepted into the nursing program.

Anna Mae Clark Art Scholarship
Provides assistance for students studying art.  Applicant must be willing to submit portfolio.

Bi-Mart Scholarship
Provides assistance for students with demonstrated financial need.

Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation
Provides assistance for a student with a demonstrated commitment to supporting women’s rights.

City of Toledo Scholarship
Provides a $1,000 scholarship to a resident of Toledo, OR.

City of Yachats Scholarship
Provides a $1,000 scholarship to a resident of Yachats, OR.

Col. Carolyn A. Schneider Scholarship
Provides $2,500 for a second-year nursing student.

LA Johnson Scholarship
Provides $4,500 for a full-time student with demonstrated financial need and a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Preference given for residents of Waldport or Yachats, Oregon, first-generation students, and single parents.

Lt/Col. Susan K. Heacock Scholarship
Provides $2,500 for a second-year nursing student.

Melissa Stanley Memorial Scholarship
Funded through a bequest to the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, this scholarship provides assistance for a full-time student with preference for a bilingual student in a healthcare field.

Oregon State Credit Union Business Scholarship
Provides one or more scholarships of $1,000-2,000 to students enrolled in Business Programs at Oregon Coast Community College.  Recipients must make consistent progress toward their degrees or certificates in Business.

Patrick O’Connor Scholarship
Provides assistance for students with demonstrated financial need and a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a degree or certificate.

Penny Ittner Scholarship
Provides assistance for students with demonstrated financial need and a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a degree or certificate.

Renegade Nurse Scholarship
Provides assistance for students accepted into the nursing program.  Applicant must answer additional essay question to be considered.

Robert Clapp Memorial Scholarship
Provides assistance for students with a demonstrated need.  Preference given for first generation students and students returning after a break in education.

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Provides assistance for students accepted into the nursing program.  Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Provides assistance for students accepted into the nursing program.  Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Taft Masonic Lodge Scholarship
Provides assistance for students accepted into the nursing program who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance.  Minimum 2.8 GPA required.

 Teacher’s Gift Scholarship
Provides assistance for students with a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a degree or certificate.

United Methodist Women Scholarship
Provides assistance for students with preference given to residents of Toledo.

VFW Post3156 Scholarship
Provides assistance for second-year nursing students, with preference given to residents of Seal Rock, Tidewater, Waldport, and Yachats.

Yachats Ladies Club Nursing Scholarship
Provides assistance for students accepted into the nursing program, with preference given to residents of Seal Rock, Tidewater, Waldport, and Yachats.

Serve, Earn & Learn (SEAL) Scholarships 

Oregon Coast Scholars


 Chafee Education and Training Scholarship

Assists foster youth with the transition to self-sufficiency by providing funding for the education, training, and services necessary to obtain employment.

Oregon Student Child Care Grant

The Oregon Student Child Care Grant Program was established to assist parents enrolled in post-secondary education obtain safe, dependable care that supports their children’s development while allowing completion of the parent’s academic programs.

The Gribler Loving Trust 2018

Established by Bill and Olga Gribler to address the ongoing need for quality nurses in our rural area, the intent of this scholarship is to assist a resident from Lincoln County, Oregon:

  1. To secure training in order to enter or re-enter the field of nursing
  2. Who is pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse
  3. Who needs training to improve working skills
  4. Who has obligations in addition to those of providing for his/her education

Applications are due July 31, 2018.

 Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship

Funded through an endowment established with the Oregon Community Foundation, this scholarship provides support for students seeking a degree or certificate in early childhood education.  There are multiple application due dates throughout the year.

Oregon State Elks Association Vocational Grant

Currently closed – next opportunity is January 2019.  The Oregon State Elks Association Vocation Grant is designed to assist full-time students enrolled in a vocational/technical program.  Eligible programs are defined as two-year or less vocational/technical programs, culminating in an Associate degree, diploma, or certificate.  Students pursuing a transfer degree are not eligible.  Successful applicants will receive a one-year award of $1,500 to be used for tuition, fees, books and school supplies.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Currently closed – next opportunity is October 2018.  These scholarships are for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and ally students of any age from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington. This support is for students pursuing any kind of post-secondary education — including community college, public or private colleges & universities, trade schools/apprenticeships, or certificate programs.


State of Oregon Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships at OregonStudentAid.gov
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) encourages students statewide to apply now for grants and scholarships at OregonStudentAid.gov. OSAC awards more than $100 million each year in state-funded grants and privately funded scholarships to help students meet their college expenses.

OSAC SCHOLARSHIPS:  Oregon students may explore over 500 privately-funded scholarships and apply for up to 40 with one application, and there is no cost to apply. Scholarship funds are available for graduating high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students, GED and homeschooled students, community college and vocational school students, single parents returning to school, and more. Students must apply online at OregonStudentAid.gov and submit a completed OSAC scholarship application and all other required materials by March 1 at 5:00 p.m. Students who submit their applications by February 15 at 5:00 pm may be entered in a drawing to win a $1,000 OSAC Early Bird scholarship.

OREGON PROMISE: Current high school seniors and GED recipients may apply for the Oregon Promise grant, which covers most tuition at Oregon community colleges. Students must enroll in a community college within 6 months of graduating from an Oregon high school or receiving a GED.* Minimum GPA and GED requirements apply. Visit OregonStudentAid.gov for eligibility details. Students who are graduating from high school (or completing their GED) between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, can complete an application now. Students are also required to complete either the FAFSA or the ORSAA for the upcoming school year. The program has rolling deadlines depending upon graduation date; to determine the appropriate deadline use this term eligibility tool.

OREGON OPPORTUNITY GRANT: The Oregon Opportunity Grant is Oregon’s largest state-funded, need-based grant program that helps students pay for college at public community colleges, public universities and participating private institutions statewide. Students should complete either the FAFSA or the ORSAA for the upcoming school year. Oregon Opportunity Grants are awarded until funds are exhausted, so students should file their FAFSA or ORSAA, if applicable, as soon as possible. Students who were first-time Opportunity Grant recipients in 2017-18 will be considered for a guaranteed second year award, providing they meet certain additional criteria (see the OSAC website) and submit a 2018-19 FAFSA or ORSAA by May 1, 2018.

Scholarships from Organizations and Businesses    

* Indicates multiple deadlines and/or scholarships.

National scholarship search:

www.college-scholarships.com
www.fedmoney.org
www.collegequest.com
www.collegeboard.com
www.scholarships.com
www.shopsleuth.com/resources/scholarship-guide

www.studentscholarshipsearch.com
www.finaid.org
www.collegefund.org
www.collegetoolkit.com
www.collegenet.com
www.fastweb.com
www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest