ONAC’s Student Academic Award (SA2) Program provides direct financial assistance to our American Indian and Alaskan Native students who seek to use their education as a means of service to their respective communities.
American Indian & Alaskan Native students face a unique set of challenges in gaining access to a college education and are one of the most underrepresented groups both in college and in the degree-holding population. ONAC is dedicated to improving Native American student access to higher education by reducing barriers and providing critical financial support.
Since 2012, with the generous support of our partners, ONAC has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to Native students. Through our SA2 Awards, ONAC invests in American Indian & Alaskan Native students, throughout their academic career, to empower and support the individual and the community, to provide transformational change.
All SA2 awards are based on need, community impact, and student success. ONAC affirms the importance of legacy, and is committed to supporting our students through the life of their academic career.
For the 2022-2023 academic year, awards will range from $2,500 – $5,000, and will be determined by ONAC’s Board of Directors. The number of awards vary each year, depending upon available funding. The 2022-2023 Student Academic Award (SA2) will be presented at ONAC’s 18th Annual Gathering this fall. Award recipients must be able to attend ONAC’s Annual Gathering to receive their scholarship award.
For students interested in learning more about the application process and how to apply, please click through the tabs below —
We have updated our application! Please complete the application form HERE and attach the required materials, or you can click on any of the APPLY NOW buttons on this page.
Applications are closed. 8/31/2022
To submit scholarship and application materials by mail, please send to:
Oregon Native American Chamber
Attn: Scholarship Committee Chair
4445 SW Barbur Suite 105
Portland, OR 97239
This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.
Since 2012, ONAC has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to Native students.
ONAC’s Student Academic Award Program is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors. With an unwavering commitment to continue supporting our American Indian and Alaskan Native students, ONAC is seeking to increase our scholarship fund to better meet the needs of the students we serve.
If you are interested in supporting the ONAC’s Student Academic Award Program, please visit our donation page to learn more about becoming a sponsor.
A special thanks to our 2021-2022 sponsors:
Become a Student Academic Award Sponsor!
To learn more about what it means to sponsor or donate to our Student Achievement Awards, the different sponsorship levels, and other information, please click on the button below to go to our donations page.