Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Rogue Credit Union Scholarship

Education is in our roots here at Rogue Credit Union. We began as a teacher’s credit union in 1956 and our commitment to education for all Southern Oregon students remains strong. Each Rogue scholarship is a one-time gift of $1,500 and is based on academics, school involvement, community involvement and financial need.
Applications for a scholarship are accepted online beginning January 1st through March 31st each year. We will announce scholarship recipients by June 15th.  Only those receiving scholarships will be notified. Funds will be paid directly to the high school, high school foundation, or college/university of choice and credited in the recipient's name.  Proof of admission is required for funds to be dispersed to recipient’s school.  
Please note:
  • Scholarships will be forfeited if recipient fails to enroll in school within 6 months of receipt.
  • Please contact with any questions.

Sala Kryszek Art & Writing Competition

Important Dates

Entry Deadline: Monday, April 12th, 2019 
Awards Ceremony: SundayMay 19th, 2019, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

2019 Prompt 
To thoughtfully respond to the prompt, carefully consider the following:
“Before she knew it, she was separated from her mother and carried along onto the train car. … Lisa moved quickly to a seat by the window. … Trembling, she searched for her mother’s dark hair and black coat. … She yelled through the glass, ‘Mama!’ but her voice was lost in a chorus of similar cries. … Finally there was a low clank releasing the brakes, and the train began to move. For a moment she thought she could make out her family, pushed behind the barricade, waving faithfully. Then everything disappeared into the steam and smoke.” - The Children of Willesden Lane

On the evening of November 9th and into the morning of November 10th, 1938, Nazi authorities staged violent anti-Jewish attacks across Germany and Austria. More than 1,400 synagogues, Jewish owned shops, and Jewish homes were destroyed. Following this event, called Kristallnacht, the British government offered housing to unaccompanied children under the age of 17. Jewish parents and guardians, seeking safety for their children, sent them alone to England by train and boat. These trips became known as the Kindertransport, the children’s transport. Within a year and a half, approximately 10,000 children participated with the expectation of being reunited with their parents. By the end of the Holocaust, six million Jews had been murdered, claiming the lives of many parents of Kindertransport children. Many children never saw their family members again.

The Prompt
Consider the experience of the Kindertransport when reflecting on Holocaust history and create a piece of writing or a work of visual art that examines the experience of being separated from family and loved ones. We recommend The Children of Willesden Lane as a resource to guide you on this subject. 
Visit Contest Website

Oregon Tech Foundation Scholarship Program

The Oregon Tech Foundation awards scholarship support to students who attend Oregon Tech. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria including academic performance and financial need. Many are tailored to provide support to students who need it most; while others are designed to support students who excel in certain fields of study.
The Oregon Tech Foundation invites students currently attending or planning to attend Oregon Tech starting Fall 2019 to apply for scholarship support. Final Deadline is March 1st at 11:59 PM.
-To be eligible for these awards students must be currently enrolled at Oregon Tech or admitted to Oregon Tech for Fall term 2019.
-In order to access the application, you must be fully admitted to Oregon Tech.
- OHSU nursing students are eligible to apply for support for their pre-nursing year plus one additional year for the majority of our scholarships. There are a few exceptions for support beyond this.  
If you have questions regarding the application please contact the Financial Aid office at or (541) 885-1280.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Oregon PTA Teacher Education Scholarship

The Oregon PTA Teacher Education Scholarship is for Oregon residents who are studying for a teaching degree at an Oregon public college or university.  The scholarship is a one- time award of $500 and is not renewable.  Scholarship recipients may, however, re-apply in subsequent years. 
Application forms are due to the Oregon PTA Office by March 30, 2019. Scholarship winners will be selected by June 1, 2019.  Recipients will be notified by personal phone call, email, or regular mail, soon after.  The counseling office of high school winners will also be notified.  A check in the amount of $500 will be mailed to the college/university the scholarship winner indicates on the application.  Checks will be mailed before classes start in September.  If the winning student does not attend classes in September 2019, the award money will be returned to Oregon PTA. 

Merle S. & Emma J. West Scholarship

The Merle S. and Emma J West Scholarship Fund was established December 20, 1983 upon the death of the donor, Merle S. West.  Its purpose is to provide scholarship awards to persons who are graduates of a high school in Klamath County and who otherwise qualify.
Who is eligible for an award?

  • Are graduates of a high school in Klamath county
  • Are working toward a baccalaureate degree or an academic award or certificate of an undergraduate nature offered by any college, university, technical or vocational school
  • Have attained a good scholastic record
  • Are deemed to have good aptitude for post high school training
  • Have a need for financial assistance in obtaining further education
  • Adhere to sound moral principles 
  • Have demonstrated good citizenship and respect for the law

How to apply:  Click HERE

Al Forthan Memorial $10,000 Scholarship

The Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an Oregon high school senior from a family affected by alcohol or drug addiction. Affected by addiction means you have been raised by a parent or guardian who has experienced addiction or you have abused alcohol or drugs and are now pursuing recovery.

Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship

In its eleventh consecutive year in 2019, the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship is an opportunity to hear from young Oregonians on some of the most pressing issues of our time. We sponsor this annual writing scholarship in order to encourage Oregon’s youth to consider their leadership role in promoting a more healthy, just, and peaceful world.

We are excited to announce that we the 2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship is now open and accepting submissions!

The question for Oregon high school 11th and 12th grade students to answer this year is:
"How can you work against systemic racism to help make our world more healthy and peaceful?"
Students can learn more and submit their entries (600 words or less, due by Monday, March 4th, 2019) by visiting our 2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship webpage.