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OCF Scholarships for Native American Students

The Oregon Community Foundation annually awards over $10 million in scholarships to Oregon students through our statewide scholarship program.  Two of these scholarship programs are targeted specifically for Native American students.

VERL AND DOROTHY MILLER NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Oregon to study a trade or vocational study (e.g., dental hygienist, nursing assistant, x-ray technician, etc.).  Award amount varies, the award is automatically renewable for up to four years as long as the student meets criteria.

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, computer science, engineering or mathematics at an accredited school in the United States.  The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.

 

Criteria for both scholarships

* Participation in school or community activities

* Personal accomplishments or achievements

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

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

Deadline: Scholarship applications are due March 1st for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

How to Apply: Please fill out the attached application (including transcripts) and mail it to:

Oleya Pearsall

Oregon Community Foundation

1221 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 100

Portland, OR 97205

The application can also be emailed to opearsall@oregoncf.org, faxed (503.274.2771) or hand-delivered to our downtown office. Applications and instructions are also available on OCF’s website at https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/

Questions: Contact Oleya Pearsall, program associate for scholarships, at opearsall@oregoncf.org or call 503.552.3515.

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