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The scholarship notices listed below have been received by the Enrollment Services Center from outside of SOU. Check the individual scholarship notice for deadline, application process and links to a web site with more information. Please note that WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) is not listed here since it is part of your initial application for admission to SOU.

The following list contains various scholarship web sites to assist you in your scholarship search


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Amount: up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 7th year. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our website. Full details are available here.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
Amount: varies
American Addiction Centers, a national leader in addiction treatment, is offering $10,000 in scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The need for qualified people in this field has never been greater, and these scholarships are our small way of helping those who choose to help others. Award Amount: 1st place - $5,000; 2nd place - $2,500; 3rd place - $2,500
AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Accident Survivor Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
As part of our commitment to helping those who were injured, Zehl & Associates is pleased to announce the creation of two new Scholarship offers: one is for law students currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited law school and the other will go to a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a private or state university. The two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two applicants who submit the required application and essay by the May 30, 2015 deadline. Details are below.
Accident Survivor Scholarship
Deadline: May 30, 2015

Apartment List Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values. Click here for more information: Apartment List Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015

ASCO Numatics Engineering College Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
ASCO Numatics, a company of Emerson, has been the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive flow control and pneumatics solutions for over 100 years.  We are proud to offer our college engineering scholarship program aimed at rewarding exceptional undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in manufacturing and processing engineering. ASCO Numatics will award two, $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. Click the following link to complete the application: ASCO Numatics Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 3, 2015

Asian Pacific Community Fund Scholarships
Amount: Multiple awards of $1,000
The Asian Pacific Community Fund Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Visit the Asian Pacific Community Fund web site for application and information.
Deadline: No funding available at this time

B. Davis Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are renewing the scholarship for 2015. Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
The deadline for applications is May 25, 2015

The Belltown Spine & Wellness Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
For years, Belltown Spine & Wellness has been committed to providing care and comfort to the community. Now, we want to help in a slightly different way: A $1000 scholarship for one promising student. There’s no overstating the importance of education. Perhaps what makes it so important is the exposure to challenging and unconventional ideas that come with it. Education gives people the chance to experiment and form their own conclusions about the world, and that’s something that’s particularly important to physicians involved in holistic medicine. Treatments like chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture are likely more respected now than they’ve ever been in the United States. However, the debate about the role of homeopathy in medicine continues. We’re eager to hear what the youth of the nation have to say about this important issue, and we want you to let us know how you feel in an essay.
The Belltown Spine & Wellness Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015

CenturyLink
Amount: $1,000
Enter to win $1,000 to contribute to your education bills. All you have to do is write and submit an original blog post of 500-800 words answering the following prompt: The Internet has increased my awareness of ____________ and this is how. You will need your .edu email address to submit your blog post. Click here for more information: CenturyLink Scholarship
Deadline: April 25, 2015

Chalik & Chalik Annual Survivors Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
A new college scholarship has been announced by Chalik & Chalik Law Offices. Aimed at those who have survived a serious medical diagnosis and are moving forward in their lives, the $1,000 scholarship is open to those attending college or law school in the U.S each fall. Academic requirements are set at a current GPA of 3.0 or above. Students entering college for the first time will have to document acceptance at an accredited institution, and all applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents. The award will be paid directly to the college in the student’s name to help with tuition or materials costs. Click here for more information: Chalik & Chalik Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015

ChameleonJohn
Amount: $10,000
Our mission at ChameleonJohn.com is to help people save money on their online purchases. That is why we get the best coupon codes from hundreds of online stores around the United States. After having saved money for thousands of consumers, we decided to give a hand to future students who are struggling financially and thus established an annual $10,000 scholarship for University students in the United States.
ChameleonJohn Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Ciri Foundation Scholarships And Grants
General Scholarship - Academic Year $5000 FT/$4500 PT
General Scholarship - Fall Only $2500 FT/$2250 PT
The CIRI Foundation (TCF) offers general scholarships to full-time and part-time degree-seeking students. Scholarships are offered for the full-academic year or per term (please note, TCF does not offer funding for summer classes). There are 2 scholarship deadlines a year.  Applications open online approximately 30 days before the deadline. Applications must be received on or before the deadline to be considered.  Students do not apply separately for these scholarships, general scholarship applicants who apply at the June 15 deadline for the full-academic year and meet the minimum requirements for TCF’s competitive, merit based scholarships will be considered. For more information, please visit our website at www.thecirifoundation.org/scholarships
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Cleaning Checklist Design Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
This graphic design-centric scholarship asks you to create a cleaning checklist that would be useful to someone moving out of a dorm or apartment. You might include tips for cleaning or repairs, as well as checklist items aimed at helping students keep their security deposits. The checklist should be easy to read and visually appealing, so that a student might actually use it to check things off. The length and shape of the checklist is up to you, but remember that the goal is to make it appealing and useful.
Cleaning Checklist Design Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Counseling Scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate Study
Amount: $2,000
At Best Counseling Degrees, we're committed to helping qualified individuals with the potential to positively contribute to the counseling field. We strongly believe that no promising new counselors should be turned away simply due to financial circumstances. That's why we have established the $2,000 Counseling Scholarship to help lower tuition prices for outstanding undergraduate and/or graduate students seeking to enter this extraordinary profession. Our goal is to assist aspiring counselors lower their out-of-pocket educational costs to attending a first-rate accredited counseling degree program. We will be awarding this one-time scholarship twice a year to recognize and support counseling students with a passion for improving others' well-being. 
Counseling Scholarship
Deadlines: April 15, 2015; November 15, 2015

Domestic Violence Law Firm Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
For this scholarship, the recipient must currently be attending an accredited university, or entering college in the fall of 2015. Graduate and law school students are encouraged to apply. Recipient must be a U.S. citizen whose academic achievement as reflected by a  minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in either high school or undergraduate transcripts.
Domestic Violence Law Firm Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015

The Dr. Devin Bruce Scholarship
Amount: $250
Two students in high school and two students in college will receive the $250, recurring Dr. Devin Brice Scholarship. One student from high school and one from college will be awarded the scholarship this Spring, while the other two scholarships will be awarded to a college and high school student this Fall. The scholarship was designed to help students reach academic success without having to worry about a mass amount of debt hanging over their shoulders, and thusly the $250 scholarship will be reimbursed every semester. Click here for more information: The Dr. Devin Brice Scholarship
Deadline: October 1, 2015

DUI Victim Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
This scholarship will be awarded to a student at an accredited university who either personally was the victim of or has a family member who was the victim of an accident caused by a driver proven to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years or older. To be eligible, candidates must submit a 1-3 page essay describing  the impact that the accident had on them (or their family member), what they have done to overcome the effects (physical and/or financial) of the accident, and what they believe could or should be done to prevent a similar accident from occurring again in the future. Academic achievement should be demonstrated through a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
DUI Victim Scholarship
Deadline: May 30, 2015

Extreme Terrain's Student Scholarships
Amount: Fall and Spring awards of $3,000 each
The goal of the ExtremeTerrain Scholarship program is to raise more awareness for the recreational use of public lands while, at the same time, supporting youth who are working toward a career in the environmental/recreational land use planning/land management industry. Eligible students include those who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, Sustainable Agriculture Systems. There are two (2) $3,000 scholarships to be awarded annually, one for Fall term and the other for Spring term.
Extreme Terrain's Student Scholarship
Deadlines: Fall - June 15, 2015; Spring - October 15, 2015

Free Speech Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
At Miller Law Offices, we believe that education and free speech are important aspects of our democracy and make America great. We want to support young people who attend college and in their hearts understand the significance of freedom of speech. We are offering two $1,000 scholarships to help make that happen for 2 people this year. For more information:
Phillip Miller Free Speech Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Goodwin & Scieszka Scholarship
Amount: varies
We are pleased to support the future lawyers of America with the launch of the first ever Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship, awarded to three high-achieving, bright students intending to pursue a career in law. With a grand prize of $1,000 and two runners-up receiving $500 each, the Innovation Scholarship will be accepting applications from current students attending either an accredited law school or an accredited university in the United States. Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application essay they provide. Click here for more information: Goodwin & Scieszka Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Grapevine Evaluations Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Grapevine Evaluations provides a software tool that makes it easy to perform employee evaluations, and the company seeks to make educational opportunities available to those committed to studying and school. Any student who is entering or currently attending university or college as a full-time student is eligible. Grapevine Evaluations hopes to help alleviate some of the financial stress for a hard working student. Grapevine Evaluations’ owner Wes Houston thinks this kind of encouragement goes beyond a dollar sign, and strives to support the success of inspired youth. Click  here for more information: Grapevine Evaluations Scholarship
Deadline: Auguse 30, 2015

Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,500
Education is important, and having a college degree can make a huge difference to your future. Financing a college education, however, can be difficult. Interior-Deluxe.com, known for his vast collection of luxury lighting and modern light fixtures, believes in giving our youth a chance, that's why we're offering need-based college scholarship of $1,500. Applying for the scholarship is easy. All you have to do is answer four questions that are open-ended yet thought-provoking. All are encouraged to apply for our scholarship - including high school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners, but you must be at least 16 years of age to submit your application.
Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 15, 2015

International Gem Society's (IGS) Clark Scholarship
Amount: $350
The International Gem Society (“IGS”) was founded by Donald Clark, CSM with the mission to improve people’s access to information about the field of gemology.  As a result, IGS seeks to encourage students who have a particular interest in geology, gems, lapidary arts or gemology.  In honor of Donald Clark, IGS has endowed a $350 annual scholarship. We encourage any student to apply for our annual scholarship opportunity detailed below.  You do not need to be a gemology student or trade student to apply – all students attending an accredited American college, university or trade school are eligible.
Clark Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2015

Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
We are committed to juvenile justice and want to encourage young people to pursue a career in law and hopefully make a difference to someone in their careers. We have discovered that nothing matters more in the early life of a youth charged with a crime than lawyers, legal professionals, and judges who are committed to defending the rights of the youth. That is why our law firm is offering the Juvenile Justice Scholarship to encourage and assist students with attending law school with an interest in juvenile justice, as well as raise awareness of the issue of prison sentences and reduced rights for minors that place youths on an institutionalized path towards spending a large part of their life in the criminal justice system. We can do better. Click here for more information: Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015

LaMantia Law Firm Single Parent Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
This scholarship is available for single parents who have followed their dream of self-improvement, a new career, and financial stability. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the donor's website:
LaMantia Law Firm Scholarship
Deadline: July 27, 2015

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Each year in September, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society observes Blood Cancer Awareness Month in order to increase knowledge about blood cancers and to raise awareness about research to find new treatments and cures.  The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship for a current or incoming law student who has been affected by these diseases to further the efforts by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Leukemia&Lymphoma Awareness/Law School Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2015

LIGHTING55 Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,250
LIGHTING55 is offering college based scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. As we have attended college education ourselves, we are aware of the difficulty students face in financing their education. We recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That's why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. Students of all majors of all countries who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.
Lighting55 Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2015

Masonic Lodge #103 Scholarships
Amount: $1,000
The Lodge can award single scholarships up to $1,000 and previous recipients of a scholarship may apply in subsequent years.  Scholarship applications are due by April 15 each year, for the upcoming school year starting in the Fall.  Interested students, school districts and educators may contact us by phone with any questions not covered in the documents provided below.  See "contact us" in the left side-bar for the phone number and office hours.
Masonic Lodge #103 Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2015

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship
Amount: $4,000
The purpose of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarships is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education.  If you have battled a form of cancer personally, or if you have witnessed a loved one during their own cancer treatment, we want to hear your story. 
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship
Deadlines: March 31, 2015; December 1, 2015

National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees (NOPHNRCSE)
Amount: $1,000
The National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees (NOPHNRCSE) has the mission to motivate and mentor members for leadership roles to assist NRCS and partners in delivering natural resources conservation. Following our mission, NOPHNRCSE is proud to present the 2014 scholarship program.  This year NOPHNRCSE will award three $1,000.00 academic scholarships to qualified students that are pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Conservation related field of study at an accredited school of higher education. Click here for more information: NOPHNRCSE Scholarship
Deadline: May 29, 2015

Oregon Association of Broadcasters Foundation Scholarships
Amount: No funding available at this time
The Oregon Association of Broadcasters Foundation will award a minimum of three $3,500 scholarships and two $2,500 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Applicants must be Oregon residents and studying journalism or any subject that can be used in the day-to-day operation of a broadcast Radio or Television station. Students studying Broadcast Journalism, and those who have had on-the-job training or internships in broadcasting will receive preference in the selection process. For full eligibility and scholarship details, please visit the OAB Foundation website. You may also find complete application instructions here, and a OAB Foundation scholarship application here.
Deadline: May 29, 2015

Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police
Amount: $1,000 (17 scholarships available)
The OACP scholarships are available to Sophomores and higher with a minimum 2.5 GPA who are criminal justice majors with a demonstrated desire to work in criminal justice or law enforcement. The application requires a cover letter of recommendation from the criminal justice program director, a criminal justice instructor or a financial aid department representative, as well as a signature from your local police chief on the application form indicating that you are recommended to receive scholarship funds. Application brochure and form are available at the OACP scholarship web site.
Deadline: December 31, 2015

Oregon Lakes Association (OLA) Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
The Oregon Lakes Association as part of its scholarship and outreach commitment is pleased to announce the availability of a $1000 academic scholarship. Interested applicants should be enrolled (or will be enrolled by the time the award is accepted) in an Oregon college or university graduate program in a field related to the study of Oregon lakes, ponds or reservoirs and their watersheds. An applicant may also be enrolled in a graduate college or university graduate program outside of Oregon if the study project will involve Oregon lakes, ponds or reservoirs.
Oregon Lakes Association Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarships
Amount: Varies due to available funds
Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarships are available to graduate students showing academic merit and financial need. Applicants must complete the Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship application and any additional materials required by specific academic programs.
Deadline: No funding available at this time

Oregon Scottish Rite Education Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Varies based on scholarship
Applicants for Scottish Rite Scholarship assistance must be bona fide residents of the State of Oregon entering as undergraduates at an accredited college, university, or trade school. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of student need and consideration is also given for exceptional qualities of leadership. There are several scholarships that are awarded annually. For more information regarding the funding available as well a to print a copy of the application, please click here: Oregon Scottish Rite Education Foundation, Inc.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Remote DBA Scholarship
Amount: $3,500
IDC estimates that this year alone, over 1.8 zettabytes of data will be created. This number is projected to grow fifty-fold by the year 2020. Right now and in the near future, companies of all sizes will need database administrators and data scientists to help manage and make sense of the enormous amount of new data generated. We want to encourage students to pursue data-focused careers and to play an active role in the new data-centric global economy. Remote DBA, a leading provider of remote dba services, will award a scholarship of $3,500 to an outstanding college student pursuing studies in computer science or computer engineering with a demonstrated interest in the fields of database administration or data science. Click here for more information: Remote DBA Scholarship
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund
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. To apply for these scholarships, please complete the online application.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Student of the Arts Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
The Student of the Arts Scholarship is open to students majoring in any of the "fine arts" or creative studies, such as: Painting, Graphic Design, Music, Creative Writing, Drawing, Interior Design, Architecture, Film, etc. The purpose is to encourage students to take their artistic ability to the "next level" and build a successful business around it. Submit a 500-1000 word essay outlining their creative approach at turning their artistic skills into a successful business. Those who present a valid plan and seem to express the most passion will be considered, and the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. More information is available at the ModernAbstractDecor web site.
Deadline: No funding available at this time

TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program
Amount: $3,000
Every school has its own unique traditions and we want to hear why those traditions are so special to you. Choose from one of the 3 essay subject options below and write a 500 – 800 word essay. The essay doesn’t have to be too formal – we want to hear your voice! Write something funny, something sentimental, talk about your game day traditions or whatever feels right to you. You’ll need to include a picture or video that supplements your essay. Be creative! We want your essays, pictures and videos to reflect the excitement you feel from the event you write about. All pictures and videos need to be appropriate, so please keep the content family-friendly. Click here for more information: TicketCity Annual College Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2015

Vision Zero Auto Awareness Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Recipient is a U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending an ABA accredited law school or program within United States whose academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.
Vision Zero Auto Awareness Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015

WyzAnt College Scholarships
Students may compete for $15,000 in total scholarships, based on essay submissions answering the question,"If you could teach everyone in the world one thing, what would it be?" Twenty finalists will be selected, with three students winning prizes. Using email and social media, students can reach out to friends and family to get votes for their essay. Finalists will be determined by popular vote!
Eligibility: The contest is open to any student planning to be enrolled in a four-year college between August 2014 and November 2016.
Prizes: Three scholarships will be awarded. First place is worth $10,000, second place $3,000 and third place $2,000.
Complete rules can be found at: www.wyzant.com/Scholarships/
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Southern Oregon University has many merit-based and need-based scholarships available. Some scholarships are awarded based on the information provided in your application for admission. However, many of our scholarships require additional information from you to be considered for an award.  You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Southern Online Scholarship Application (SOSA).

 


Southern Online Scholarship Application (SOSA)

For instructions on completing the SOSA and to see full list of available SOSA scholarships, please visit the SOSA homepage. The deadline for completing the SOSA is March 1st. You must be admitted to SOU by February 15th to complete the SOSA, so if you haven't already, submit your application for admission!

*Note: You must use your student login to access the SOSA. If you are a new student follow this link for instructions on activating your student account before you access the SOSA.

 


Departmental Scholarships

These SOU departments operate their own scholarship programs which must be applied for separately from other applications:

» Department of Art and Art History
» Department of Music
» Department of Physics


 Outside Scholarships

SOU maintains files on a number of outside scholarships. These scholarships must be applied for individually and directly to the sponsoring organization.