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Financial Aid Scholarships

There are many types of financial aid to help students attend a community college, university or trade school.

  • Types of Aid:
    • Grants: No repayment required and typcially are needs-based; Awarded by Federal & State Government 
    • Scholarships/Need Based: No repayment required and are awarded based on student/family's need;
    • Scholarships/Merit based: No repayment required and are awarded based on students' merits (grades, community service, activities, essays, awards, etc.); 
    • Student Loans: Repayment required, usually starting 6 months after graduation. Available from Government and from Private Institutions;
    • Work Study: Students earn money to pay for school through part-time on (and sometimes off) campus jobs. Availability varies from school to school.  



Financial Aid/Grant/Scholarships Links

Local Scholarships Available

The SHS Counselors have compiled a list of local and state scholarships which includes application qualifications, deadlines and amounts. Be sure to watch for updates from Mr. Kirby's newsletters on other scholarships and opportunities.

FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Completing a FAFSA is required to apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans. In addition, many states, colleges and private financial aid providers use FAFSA information to determine eligibility for their financial aid. The FAFSA Opens in October each year.  Need help?  Contact Mr. Kirby for an appointment.

FAFSA Resources

Have questions about FAFSA? This link will help you!

Chemeketa Scholars Program

Chemeketa Scholars covers up to two years of tuition in any field of study, including career technical programs! A 3.5 cumulative GPA is required to be eligible for this opportunity.

Oregon Promise

The Oregon Promise is a need-based state grant that helps to cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® test graduates.  you must meet GPA requirements (2.5) and have your FAFSA completed in order to apply.