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    Oregon College Savings Plan’s Diversity in Leadership Scholarship

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    Offered by Oregon Community Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 15, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $10,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Oregon College Savings Plan’s Diversity in Leadership Scholarship was established to support underrepresented and diverse Oregon residents beginning their first year of higher education in Oregon. To be eligible, applicants must be graduating from or have graduated from an Oregon high school (or equivalent) and be attending an Oregon institution of higher education. This includes community colleges, trade schools, four-year colleges and universities, or qualifying apprenticeship programs through a Title-IV eligible school. Selected recipients will earn $10,000 in their first year, and $5,000 each for the next three years, or until the completion of their degree.

    If you’re an underrepresented or diverse Oregon resident who is in or will soon be embarking on their first year of post-secondary education at an Oregon institution, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Oregon Community Foundation

    The Oregon Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. As a statewide community foundation they work alongside donors, stewarding their priorities into strategic giving to support diverse communities across Oregon, creating lasting, transformative change.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Race/Ethnicity

    Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American

    State

    Oregon

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    3 short essays

    Academic transcript

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    This scholarship is restricted for use at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and trade/technical schools.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Oregon Community Foundation at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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