Friday, March 15, 2019

Kristie Vinson Memorial Scholarship

Memorial scholarship available for the following criteria: 

  • In keeping with Kristie's desire to do well in school academically and athletically, this award will go to a female college bound KU Senior who has done well academically and been active in athletics and clubs.
  • Award:  $500.00

Applications are available from and must be returned to: 
 Mrs. Headden, Mrs. Menke or an ASPIRE Mentor

Mike Keck and Al Keck Scholarships

Mike Keck Scholarship:  Two $1000 scholarships, one for a boy and one for a girl.  Consideration will be athletic accomplishments, scholarship, leadership, citizenship and desire to succeed.

Al Keck Scholarship:  Two $500 scholarships for Klamath Union students who played basketball for KUHS.  One for a boy and one for a girl.  Consideration will be athletic accomplishments, scholarship, leadership, citizenship and desire to succeed.

Applications available from Mrs. Headden

Klamath County Sports Officials Scholarship

Klamath County Sports Officials offers scholarships each spring to high school senior scholar-athletes who will be attending an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the fall after their senior year, or who will be enrolling in the 5th year/Advanced Diploma Program following their senior year, with plans to attend a two- or four-year college or university after completion of their Advanced Diploma. The number and amounts of scholarships vary each year, as determined by the scholarship committee.

Qualifications to Apply
  • Resident of Klamath or Lake County
  • High school senior at the time of application
  • Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Varsity letter-winner in a sport serviced by Klamath County Sports Officials

Football         Wrestling          Soccer          Baseball
Volleyball       Softball             Basketball

Please see Mrs. Headden for an application

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Benefit for the Basin Scholarship

The Benefit for the Basin is pleased to be in our fourth year of offering high school senior students the opportunity to participate in our Scholarship program.  In following with our mission of improving our community through supporting the youth and education, we will be awarding up to 26 scholarships of $500 each to qualifying seniors throughout the Klamath Basin. No more than two scholarships will be awarded to any one school.
We need your assistance in notifying the senior students in your school of our scholarship opportunity.  Attached is the 2019 application and instructions for students to apply. The deadline for receiving applications is April 26, 2019.  Scholarships will be awarded on May 22nd at 6 pm at the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce.

See Mrs. Headden for the application

Monday, March 11, 2019

Horatio Alger Scholarship

1020 scholarships up to $2,500 each

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen
Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.
To print a poster announcing this scholarship program or to sign up for our Stay Connected list, please visit our School Officialpage.
The CTE application will open March 15. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship

The Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for Latino/Hispanic students living in the Southern Oregon region to complete their post high school career/degree goals. Each year, the Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund (SOLSF), with the help of generous community sponsors, awards multiple college scholarships to students of Latino heritage.

The SOLSF Application

Please download the application by clicking here and the recommendation form here. Make sure to download them, as they are fillable PDF's. You need two recommendation forms from two different people. Then, complete them and send them to:
Southern Oregon Education Service District
Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund Committee
5465 S. Pacific Highway
Phoenix, OR 97535

Oregon Chafee Education and Training Grant

The 2019-2020 Chafee Application is now open. March 1, 2019 is the final deadline. 


The Department of Human Services (DHS) Independent Living Program (ILP) has received Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funding to help current or former foster care youth with postsecondary education and training.

2019-2020 Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, you must:
  • Currently be in child welfare foster care, or
  • Had been in child welfare foster care for at least 180 days (six months) after your 14th birthday and exited substitute care at age 16 or older, or
  • NEW: Be a former foster youth who was adopted or entered into a guardianship on or after your 13th birthday, and your adoption/guardianship finalized after 9/1/2015.
  • NEW: Final disbursement will not exceed the term in which the youth turned age 26.
  • NEW: Students can receive the ETG for a maximum number of 5 years.  
Students no longer need to be accessing Chafee funds before age 21.

Important Deadlines

March 1- 5pm PST: Final Deadline to complete the online Chafee ETG application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Application Process

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* before the March 1st deadline.
  2. Complete the online Chafee ETG application before the March 1st deadline.
If your foster care placement was in a state other than Oregon, the electronic application will take you to special instructions as to where to mail your application.
If you do not file a FAFSA as an Oregon resident you will need to mail a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) to:
Chafee Grant Administrator
1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Almost all Chafee ETG applicants will be required to submit additional documentation to the school financial aid office as part of the FAFSA mandated "verification process."