This page will be updated with information about current opportunities for scholarships and important deadlines, sorted by date due. 

If you have any questions about a scholarship, etc, please contact your counselor:

Amy Jensen last names A-K, grades 6-12

Debbie Fawcett last names L-Z, grades 6-12

Go here to fill out your financial aide: FAFSA Link

Go here to fill out and find Oregon scholarships and grants:

         OSAC (Office of Student Access and Completion)Oregon’s Scholarship database



The NEW FAFSA is open.

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  • Chat with, email, or find a phone number for the Federal Student Aid Information Center.

  • Contact the financial aid office at the college or career/trade school you plan to attend.



Scholarships 2023-2024

Scholarships are listed by date due. 




(CLOSED) Class of 2024!! Please see information on the Beat the Odds Scholarship

DUE September 13, 2023 SEE LINK for details and your school email.


Stand for Children is a unique catalyst for education equity and racial justice, to create a brighter future for us all. In Oregon, we work to connect historically underserved students with programs and support that help them graduate high school prepared to succeed in college or the work force.

Our Beat the Odds Scholarship program was started in 2007 to emphasize the critical role that education plays in helping students meet challenges and land on a path to success. The program is a partnership between Stand for Children Oregon and The Renaissance Foundation.

We are now accepting scholarship applications from eligible students in the class of 2024.


Please note that the eligibility criteria has recently changed. This year, scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a student enrolled in an Oregon public high school, who will graduate in 2024.
  • Have a 3.0 GPA. Students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.9 may be considered if their transcript shows marked improvement in recent terms.
  • Plan to earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college in the United States. (Note: Scholarships cannot be applied at community college. Awardees who opt to attend a community college will have their awards held until they are ready to transfer.)
  • Be able to clearly communicate, both in their written application and in an interview setting, how education and/or their school is helping them overcome obstacles and land on a path to success.
  • This year, priority consideration will be given to students who will be the very first person in their immediate family to attend a 4-year college. See the FAQ page within the application for details about how we define “first-in-family.”
  • Have a demonstrated financial need.


University of Oregon William L. Quinn Scholarship
(CLOSED) DUE: October 26, 2023
Interviews will be held on November 16, 2023
This scholarship is only available to Santiam Seniors through your school email. 
You MUST request the application from your school counselor! 
The Quinn scholarship is a gift given to a graduate of Santiam Jr. Sr. High School by William L Quinn’s step son, Stanford Smith. Smith attended the University of Oregon, financed by his step father William L. Quinn who was a Mill City lumber office manager in the 1930’s. Stanford Smith, whose family history was bleak at best, became a successful businessman in Portland, Oregon following his graduation from the University of Oregon. The scholarship was set up for Santiam students because Stanford received the gift of a university education from his step father William L. Quinn.

(CLOSED)Elks Scholarship 2024 DUE: NOVEMBER 13, 2023

The 2024 application deadline is November 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.


    • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2024 competition.
    • Male and female students compete separately.
    • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $7,500 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.





(CLOSED)The Hagan Scholarship

DUE December 1, 2023

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide recipients with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free. Applicants must attend a traditional public high school governed by a school district. Free workshops, Free Schwab Brokerage Accounts and Free Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically covered in the school curriculum. Recipients graduating college while in the Hagan Scholarship Program can apply for a Hagan Graduate Scholarship good for up to four additional consecutive semesters

(CLOSED)Abby’s Closet Scholarships
DUE February 5, 2024


This school year, Abby’s Closet is pleased to offer four scholarships, totaling $9,500, to graduating women attending high schools in Oregon or Washington, who will be entering any one of these schools in the fall:


  • Trade School ($1,500)
  • Community College ($2,000)
  • 4-Year University or College ($3,000)
  • Elaine A. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Healthcare Fields ($3,000) (Note: All applicants who will be studying for a career in a healthcare field will be considered for this scholarship.)


Please direct students to visit this site to read the directions and apply:
I’ll send another reminder for applications in January along with more information about our giveaway event and how to help promote it!  We appreciate your support in letting students know about these opportunities!
As always, feel free to reach out with any questions!

(CLOSED)Horatio Alger Association
Scholarships for JUNIORS
open December 1, 2023 to March 15, 2024


  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

(CLOSED)Youth Benefit Golf Tournament Scholarship
DUE March 1, 2024
Seniors, check your email for this same information!
Application Requirements:
Application packets need to include this application form; at least one letter of
recommendation; and your high school transcripts.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Mail five copies of the completed application packets to:
Youth Benefit Golf Scholarship Committee
c/o Janice Long
21 SW 11th Ave
Mill City, OR 97360

(CLOSED) The Ford Family Foundation of Scholarships
Opens December 1, 2023
DUE March 1, 2024
Must also fill out FAFSA
Link to scholarship application:


Application checklist

Here are some materials you can prepare before starting a Ford Family scholarship application:

  • Financial information – a completed financial aid application (FAFSA, ORSAA or CADAA) is required to apply for our scholarships
  • Most current transcripts – unofficial are accepted
    • High school students – provide the most recent transcript with coursework at least through junior year
    • Transfer students, adults and/or parents – provide most recent transcript through at least December if currently enrolled; provide all transcripts for colleges attended in the last 10 years
  • College plans – let us know which college you will attend if awarded a Ford Family scholarship
  • Activities – focus on school activities, volunteer/family engagement, and/or paid work over the past four years
  • Personal statements – provide responses to the first two questions and choose one of the remaining questions for three total responses:
    • What have you done for your family or community that you care about the most and why? Provide specific examples. (150 words)
    • Describe a skill, ability or knowledge you have developed that you are proud of. How did you develop it and why is it important to you? (150 words)
    • What are you known for among people who know you well? What would you like to be known for, and how will college help you achieve that? (150 words)
    • Think of the place(s) you grew up or consider home. What lessons have you learned living there and how have they shaped who you are today? (150 words)
  • Family/household information – help us understand your living situation

Mill City Lions Club Scholarship
(CLOSED)DUE April 4, 2024
See attached application pages and you also received a copy in your email and a copy in your English 4 class. 
Mill City Lions Club 2024 Scholarship Application
01/16/2024 SD
1. Who May Apply: Students graduating or earning a certificate of attainment/attendance and live in
the Santiam Canyon School District 129J service area.
2. Please hand write your responses in black or blue ink.
3. Return this application to the Santiam HS Main Office by closing on 4/04/2024.

(CLOSED)Maps Scholarships 
DUE April 15, 2024

2024 Scholarships

For 2024, Maps plans to distribute over $50,000 in scholarships to support local students who plan to continue their education after high school. Several scholarships are designated for students of color, first-generation college students, and Career Technical Education (CTE) students. Preference will be given to Maps youth members. All scholarship awards are selected by a scholarship review committee, except the Phil Frey Memorial Scholarship which is chosen by family members.

Applications are available starting February 1, with a deadline of April 15 for the written application. Finalists will be invited to participate in video interviews and award decisions will be made by May 15.

(CLOSED)Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation Scholarship
DUE April 15, 2024
Any graduating student or college student who is a resident in Linn,
Marion, or Polk counties or had their senior portraits taken at Stro’s Photography
with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicant must prove an interest in the automotive
hobby or enroll in automotive classes in an institution or higher education
(includes community colleges and trade schools).

(CLOSED)Oregon Jaycee Foundation

DUE April 19, 2024

2024 OJF Scholarship Guidelines & Application

Up to $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to several graduating Oregon high school seniors in the
Class of 2024. The amount of the scholarship is a one-time grant and must be used in the year awarded.
The final selection of a recipient will be based on the following criteria: academic excellence, personal
accomplishments, leadership qualities, and community service.
Applicants must have at least a 3.75 unweighted GPA to qualify.


(CLOSED)Stayton Area Rotary Scholarship

DUE April 20, 2024



Our Stayton Area Rotary Club will be awarding scholarships based on applications received
from seniors attending Stayton, Sio, Regis and Santiam high schools. Selections will be based on academic and
extra-curricular successes and achievements as well as the potential impact the scholarship will have in the
achievement of your continuing education. Scholarships will be paid directly to the institution of choice. To
learn more about the scholarships please visit the website @
Please limit your responses to two sheets of paper. Applications must be received by 5:00pm on April 20,

EMAIL TO: – or USPS TO: Stayton
Area Rotary, PO Box 267, Stayton, Oregon, 97383.

If the application becomes a “fillable” doc, email to

Tom Hirons Memorial Scholarship

(CLOSED)DUE April 22, 2024


The Tom Hirons Memorial Scholarship has changed its requirements this year.
If you are Military Bound please apply. Did you know you have to pay for your own uniforms and that there are out-of-pocket costs during basic training? This scholarship can help with that.
If you are going to a trade school please apply.
If you are going into a program that awards a State Certification please apply.
If you are going into a program or direct to a job that requires speciality tools, please apply.
If you are going to a Community College, please apply.
If you have any questions about a program or pathway you are going into and would like to know if it meets the requirements please see Mrs. Fawcett in the counseling department.
This scholarship can pay up to $2000.00 each year, renewable for four years!
Applications are due back by April 22, 2024


Castilla Orthodontics Scholarship

DUE April 30, 2024

We LOVE giving back to the community and helping future generations! Once a year, Castilla Orthodontics will offer a $1000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior in Marion or Polk County.

Each applicant submits a short essay about their goals during college and after graduation, and how they plan to help make the people around them smile on a daily basis. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please download the application form and be sure to submit your application and essay by 4.30.24.


Santiam Scholarship

DUE May 9, 2024

Only available in your student email!

Every student who submits a completed application as well as attending the interview will be awarded a scholarship.  Educational Institutions that are eligible include: Career Tech Schools, Community College, Registered Apprenticeships, Four Year Colleges & Universities.  Checks will be sent directly to the educational institution of the student’s choice after enrollment information is presented to the Santiam Canyon District Office.

Below are the questions you will need to answer as well as providing letters of reference and your transcript. Scores which influence the amount given, will be based on the completeness of your application, transcript, essay, community involvement and your interview.  Gap years (one year after high school) have been approved in the past.

All seniors who apply and interview will be awarded funds.
Be aware there is a short essay section and you need letters of recommendation and a transcript. Do not wait to ask for these things at the last minute.




Clyde E. Golden Memorial Scholarship 

Mill City Fire Department

DUE May 13, 2024

Deliver your completed application to the Mill City Fire Department!

Clyde E. Golden MCFD Scholarship 2024

Mill City Fire Department Application 2024

The Mill City Volunteer Fire Department established this college scholarship fund to encourage further education in the fire, medical, and public safety field. This fund was established in memory of Clyde E. Golden, a Mill City Volunteer who died in the line of duty on June 27, 1982

A Charter Member Clyde joined the department in 1939, serving for 43 years. Clyde held many positions during his membership. Serving as a firefighter, chief and assistant chief, captain, volunteer president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, public information officer and was a noted drillmaster that devoted much of his time working with young volunteers. 

The annual $600.00 scholarship will be supplied through the Mill City Volunteer Fire Department. The scholarship is available to Santiam High School Seniors and alumni attending college. Selection of scholarship winners will be based on scholarship, leadership, participation in school activities, service to the community, attitude towards education, an interview, essay, 

resourcefulness, financial need and fire department cadet status

Anyone interested in applying for this scholarship may pick up an application at Santiam High School or the Mill City Fire Hall. The Mill City Fire Hall office hours are 8 A.M. – 5 P.M., Monday through Friday. All applications should be placed in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Mill City Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Committee. All applications must be completed and turned in by May 13. The Clyde E. Golden Scholarship winner will be notified by mail and an award certificate will be presented at the Senior Graduation ceremonies. Any questions should be directed to the Mill City Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Committee Chairman by calling the Mill City 

Fire Hall at 503-897-2390. 



Cline Memorial Scholarship

DUE May 14, 2024
 Students must be graduates from high schools situated in the state of
Oregon, preference to schools in Linn and Cook Counties.
First-time applicants must have a cumulative GPA at or below a 3.0. Current
or previous recipients must re-apply annually and maintain a 2.0 or better
 Applicants must be attending or plan to attend any post-secondary
institution situated in the state of Oregon, at least part-time each term in
the upcoming academic year.
 Must demonstrate financial need.
 Must not be an employee of KeyBank National Association or any of its
affiliates. Immediate relatives of any such employees are also ineligible.

Linn County Small Woodlands Scholarship

DUE May 20, 2024


Download application: LCSWA-Scholarship-Application-2024

Linn County
Small Woodlands Association
Robert Mealey Scholarship Application 2024
Linn County Small Woodlands Association will award four $2,000 renewable
college/university scholarships to students who plan on majoring in Forestry or forestry related Natural Resource courses. Dual enrollment programs (such as LBCC-OSU and LCCUO) are encouraged. The applicants must be graduates of a Linn County high school or a
neighboring county’s high school for a Linn County resident. Applications and references
need to be postmarked or emailed by May 20, 2024.
Each scholarship, valued at $2000.00, will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement,
honors and awards, school and community activities and college academic plans.




Driven by Heart Scholarship

DUE June 30, 2024


Our Mission: Driven by Heart Scholarships is committed to providing a piece of the scholarship pie to students practicing and demonstrating compassionate contribution within their community.

We are currently awarding $1,000 annually! Requirements and application criteria include past or active involvement in a local project based in compassionate contribution, one that is designed and effective in helping a group of high-need individuals, animals or natural habitats:

  • Project must be local so that student can see direct impact he/she has on community.
  • Additional components of focus that will be considered during application process include positive leadership (what leadership skills has student learned during involvement of project?) and community enrollment (is student responsible for other peers or community members getting involved in project?).
  • Must plan on attending or currently attending Linn Benton Community CollegeChemeketa Community College or Lane Community College in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
  • Mentoring is available to interested applicants. Students working towards applying for our scholarship can apply for our mentoring program. The mentoring program is a weekly coaching call to help guide and encourage students during their project, with the intention of strengthening the components of local empowerment, positive leadership and community enrollment.