Parents of all high school and middle school students should read this next sentence carefully.  Nearly 100% of the scholarship offers I read and distribute to seniors ask for details of the student’s community and volunteer service!  Encourage your child to be involved in giving back to the community through volunteer service.  Academics, character and involvement in school activities are important, but, foundations want to give to students who give of themselves. Students should start young and not wait until their senior year to try and pad their resume’. 


Kevin Purnell

AHS Principal/Counselor



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National Scholarships are available for all US citizens and residents. They often offer the most money, so don’t let the fact that you’re competing with students from all over the country stop you from applying.


This site contains scholarships that are available on to State of Oregon residents, including the OSAC scholarship and other scholarships specific to Oregonians.

These scholarships are specifically for students graduating from Adrian High School.

Almost every college, university or trade school offers one or more scholarships for students who attend their school through a foundation on their campus. You’ll find most major Oregon Colleges and Universities are represented here, but if the school you’re interested in is not listed please contact the counseling office and we’ll help you find their foundation scholarship (if available).






Up to 180,000 in scholarships. Must have taken the ACT and achieved a 21 in Math and a 22 in English or have taken the SAT and scored a 530 in Critical Reading and a 520 in Math. Students are not committed to the Navy until they have completed their first year of college.



Scholarships designed for students from a variety of cultural backgrounds, including Hispanic, Asian, African American and Native American.


Most of the scholarships on our web site are form-filled, which means you can type your information directly on to the application and then print it out. Click on this link to explain to you how you go about filling out such a scholarship application.



Idaho Power Company’s Academic Excellence Scholarships:  Ten (10) $2,000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors who reside in Idaho Power Company’s service area. Students must have a cumulative 3.75 GPA in order to apply.  Applications can be found at and are due on March 1, 2012.


Lightfoot Foundation Scholarships: This scholarship is a renewable family foundation scholarship.  Award amounts vary depending on need and achievement.  Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and reside in the Treasure Valley area for AT LEAST 1 year.  There are household gross income limitations. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2012. If you would like an application visit their website at


American Business Women’s Association Scholarships: The Five Rivers Charter Chapter of American Business Women’s Association is offering at least three (3) scholarships of $500 each.  You may pick up an application in the counselor’s office. Applications must be mailed on or before April 12, 2012.


TVCC Foundation Scholarships:  TVCC Foundation awards over $200,000 in scholarship funds each year.  Applications are available online at  The scholarship application deadline is March 15, 2012.  Check with the school counselor or call 541-881-5585 to receive a scholarship application.




Far West Agribusiness Association Scholarship Program:  Open to graduating high school seniors and current college students.  Awards range from $250 to $1,000 and are one year scholarships.  Applications are available at Applications are due in the FWAA office on February 29, 2012.


Oregon PTA Teacher Education Scholarship:  Available to Oregon residents studying for a teaching degree at an Oregon public university or college.  The scholarship is a one time, $500 award.  Scholarship applications are available from the Oregon PTA website at .  The deadline for applications is March 30, 2012.


Associated Oregon Logger, Inc Scholarship Competition is a $1,500 scholarship awarded annually (renewable for 3 years) to Oregon high school seniors who intend to pursue a four-year college or university education and a career in a forest resource reproduction field of study.  If you would like information on this scholarship stop by the counselor’s office.  Application deadline is April 1, 2012


Oregon Collectors Association Hasson/Newman memorial Scholarship Fund: Students are required to submit an a brief essay on: Credit In The 21st Century.  Awards are as follows: $3,000 First Award, $2,000 Second Award, and $1,500 Third Award.  For more information you may visit their website at: . Entry deadline is March 1, 2012


Caldwell Western Heritage Foundation Scholarships:  The Caldwell Night rodeo and The Caldwell Western Heritage Foundation provides scholarships for the youth of southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon.  Each year they award a minimum of five (5) $2,000 scholarships. The application is open to high school seniors or full-time college or vocational educational students who have shown a farm, agriculture, or rodeo interest.  You may pick up an application in the counselor’s office. Application deadline is March 14, 2012


Nyssa-Nampa Sugarbeet Growers Association Scholarship: Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded to dependants of Snake River Sugar Company LLC Cooperative members – growers who deliver sugarbeets to the Nampa sugar factory.  Applications can be requested by e-mail at: . Application deadline is April 12, 2012



Best Buy Scholarships

For students in grades 9-12 - Scholarships are worth $1,000 each.  Applications accepted Dec. 27, 2010 - Feb. 16, 2011.  Apply online @

The Christian Connector, Inc.

The Christian Connector provides a FREE Christian college information service as well as a $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing.  Students can simply log onto  to request information and to be entered into the drawing. 

Far West Agribusiness Association

The Far West Scholarship Program has been designed to provide outstanding high school and collegiate undergraduate students with a chance to pursue their educational goals. Applications due March 15, 2011.


Ford Family Scholarship

If there is more to you than your GPA…..Apply for a Ford Family scholarship. Scholarship Application Period:   November 1, 2010 – March 1, 2011. Get more information at

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

The National Commission for Cooperative Education is proud to assist and promote the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic Higher education. HFS’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. HSF scholarship opportunities are available to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in college, community college students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, currently enrolled college students, and graduate and professional students. Students must be of Hispanic heritage, be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or the equivalent) and apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA. For more details about HSF scholarship programs and to apply online, please visit the HSF web site at

The Association of Computer Professionals in Education Scholarship Program

The Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) has allocated $10,000 for scholarships of up to $2,500 each for students in Oregon and Washington. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have been actively involved in the use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology related field.  The amount of the award will be paid to the college/school of the awardees’ choice. Applications are available online @   Deadline is February 28, 2011.

Idaho Power Academic Excellence Scholarship

The scholarship program now provides ten $2,000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors in our Idaho Power service area. These scholarship grants are non-renewable. The scholarships are conditioned upon the recipient’s enrollment at an accredited Idaho or Oregon college, university or vocational-technical school. Applicants much as a minimum cumulative 3.75 unweighted GPA through the first term of their senior year.   Applications should be submitted in some type of folder.  Applications are available in the counseling center or online @ www.idahopower.comDeadline is March 2, 2011.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Survivor Scholarship

The scholarship program is designed to ease the financial and emotional hardships associated with fighting cancer and to assist young cancer survivors in reaching their academic potential and fulfilling career dreams. Please have the student follow the application directions and checklist carefully to ensure that they have enclosed all of the required documents. Applications are available online @

Only complete applications received by February 25, 2011 will be considered.

Miss Malheur County Scholarship

The Miss Malheur County Scholarship Program is currently accepting applications for Misses: ages 17-24; Teens: ages 13-17; and Princesses: ages 5-10.  There is a commitment fee of $20.  The deadline is January 15, 2011.  The criteria for each age group is simple: 1. Natural born female, 2. Never been pregnant or married, 3. US citizen attending school, working or living in Malheur County, and 4. High moral standards.  We encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build confidence, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement.  Miss Malheur County 2010 earned $3,550 in scholarships through our program.  I have attached the Preliminary Application for the Misses & for the Teens.  Feel free to give students or their parents my contact info if they have questions.

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BigSun Scholarship
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Deadline - June 23, 2011    

Amount of Award - $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..

Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.

Hasson/Newman Memorial Scholarship

Oregon Collectors Association announces the Hasson/Newman Memorial scholarship.  Awards are 1st place - $3,000; 2nd place - $2,000 and 3rd place - $1,000.  This scholarship is awarded to Oregon high school seniors for their use a full time students at any Oregon accredited college/university or trade school.  Essay subject is to be 1,000 to 1,500 words on "Credit in the 21st Century."  For additional information see their website @   Deadline is March 1, 2011.



National Multiple Sclerosis Society Oregon Chapter Scholarship

HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to:

  • Graduating High School Seniors
  • Community College Students
  • Community College Transfer Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students

Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be of Hispanic heritage 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have plans to enroll FULL-TIMEU.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2011-2012 academic year in a degree seeking program at a two or four year
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree



COSA Scholarship 

Each year COSA sponsors or assists in processing twelve $1000 college  scholarships. These scholarships are given to Oregon high school seniors attending 2- or 4-year Oregon colleges. The following is a list of each of the twelve scholarships:


George Martin (1 scholarship)

Joe Benninghoff (1)

  •  L.G. Wells (3) (One for Baker County)
  • Wilma Wells (1)
  • David Putnam (1)
  • Oregon Association of Student Councils (2) (Given for outstanding leadership and service)
  • Northwest Women in Educational Administration (2) (Given to females entering education field)

  • Oregon Association of Latino Administrators (1) Given to deserving

    Latino student.

Applications are available online @  Go to member services and click on scholarship.

Each scholarship application must be signed and endorsed by an active COSA member. (See Mr. Mills, Mr. Purnell, or Mr. Ellsworth). The due date for applications is February 25, 2011. 

Al Forthan Memorial Recovery Scholarship

One $4,000 scholarship distributed over 4 years will be awarded in 2011 to graduating high school seniors from addicted families all over Oregon.  The scholarship will be awarded based on essay responses to the following questions:

  • Describe how alcohol/drug addiction impacted your family.   How did you cope?  (1.5 pages)
  • Describe how alcohol and drug addiction has impacted your school community and some of the possible solutions to this problem. (1.5 pages)
  • Reflect on class and race differences in relationship to alcohol and drug addiction. (1 page)
  • Describe your involvement in community service and the impact of your service. (1 page)
  • If applicable, please describe any income barriers you face to your higher education. (0.5 page)

Essays are due April 4, 2011.  Please include your address, phone number, e-mail and what school you attend so they can contact you.  Please create your essay in a version of Microsoft Word.  Type out each question, double-spaced followed by your response.  For their intent and purposes, an addicted family means that your birth parent, guardian, caretaker - or you yourself -  have experienced addiction.  Email essays to:

Oregon's PTA Teacher Education Scholarship

This scholarship is for Oregon residents studying for a teaching degree at an Oregon public university or college.  Oregon community colleges that transfer credit in education to an Oregon four-year public institution also qualify.  The scholarship is a one time, $500 award.  An applicants academics, character and knowledge of PTA will all be considered in awarding this scholarship.

Applications and supporting documents may be submitted using email:, fax (503-234-6024), or regular mail.  Deadline is March 22, 2011.

Nyssa-Nampa Beet Growers Association

The Nyssa-Nampa Beet Growers Association and the Agricultural Departments of the Amalgamated Sugar Company, LLC - Nampa and Nyssa districts are sponsoring two $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college this fall.  The scholarship will be awarded to members or dependants (children/grandchildren) of Snake River Company LLC Cooperative members - growers who deliver suarbeets to the Nampa sugar factory.  Applications can be requested by email: Deadline is April 18, 2011.

Oregon Jaycee Foundation Scholarship

At least one $250-$500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Oregon high school senior in the class of 2011.  The amount of the scholarship is a one-time grant.  The final selection of a recipient will be based on the following criteria: personal accomplishments, leadership qualities, and community service.  Applications are available in the counseling center.  Deadline is March 31, 2011.

The Portland Lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) is pleased to announce the  Fred G. Lee Memorial Scholarship

Please note - Three scholarships will be awarded.  One (1) $4,000 Scholarship; the award is $1000 per year, renewable for four undergraduate years.  Two (2) $1000 Scholarships; the award is $1000, issued at the freshman year level.  At least one of the three scholarships will be awarded to a student who attends a college in Oregon or Washington State.  The eligible scholarship territory is Clark County (State of Washington) and Oregon high school graduating seniors.  Chinese Ancestry is not a requirement for this scholarship and all applicants must have at least one parent/guardian who is a member of the C.A.C.A. Portland Lodge.  Membership applications are enclosed with this press release and are available at  Other scholarship opportunities have been posted on our web site.  The deadline date for the application is April 1, 2011.

Western Oregon University Art Major Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors and transfer students from other universities to compete for art scholarships to Western Oregon University.  Students can earn up to $4,000 to attend WOU as an art major. Submit art portfolios to WOU on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. 

Associated Oregon Loggers Scholarship Competition

The AOL Scholarship Competition is a $1,500 scholarship awarded annually (renewable for 3 years) to Oregon high school seniors who intend to pursue a four-year college or university education and a career in a forest resource reproduction field of study.  Field of study examples:  Forest Management, Forest Engineering and Forest Products.  The potential contribution of the student in a forest resource production related field is the important issue.  Financial need of the student is not a criterion for selection.  Applications are available in the counseling center or online @  Deadline is April 1, 2011

Five Rivers Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association Scholarship

No member of the Five Rivers Charter Chapter, or any relation of a member, is eligible for a local scholarship.  All other female scholars or any age religion or race are eligible, if they meet all of ther eligibility requirements.  Must have a minimum 3.0 gpa and you must be planning on attending an accredited college or university, including career colleges full time.  Applications are available in the counseling center.  Deadline is April 11, 2011.



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