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Scholarships for Native American Students

Greetings! The Oregon Community Foundation annually awards over $9.7 million in scholarships to Oregon students through our statewide scholarship program.  Two of these scholarship programs are designated for Native American students.

VERL AND DOROTHY MILLER NATIVE AMERICAN VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited trade or vocational school in Oregon.  The awards are for $1,500-$3,000 / year – students may apply and compete for the scholarship for up to four years.

HOWARD VOLLUM AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties seeking post-secondary education or training in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.  The awards are for $3,000 / year for up to five years of undergraduate study and two years of graduate study.

Criteria for both scholarships

* Participation in school or community activities

* Personal accomplishments or achievements

* Open to students with a Certification of tribal enrollment or descendants of enrolled members

* Preference given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to and involvement in the Native American community

 How to Apply: Applications and instructions are attached to this email and are also available on OCF’s website athttp://www.oregoncf.org/receive/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities.

Deadline: Scholarship applications are due March 1st,, 2016 for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Questions: Call OCF scholarship staff at 503.227.6846 or email mchee@oregoncf.org.

For additional scholarship opportunities, please check http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/.