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Scholarship Information for OACA Members

The OACA annually awards eight $1,000 student athlete scholarships to sons and daughters of OACA members.

Completed scholarship applications, including a resume, copy of the student’s transcript and two letters of recommendation, are due April 1st.

Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the OACA Executive Board who will evaluate applications in the areas of academics, athletic participation and honors, extracurricular activities, and community service.

We appreciate sponsors of the OACA who provide funds that go directly to our scholar athletes.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 541-928-2700 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scholarship Applications for 2019-2020 due April 1, 2020.

Download and Print our application. You can also utilize the Word version, fill out electronically and send as an attachment via email. Send the completed application to the OACA Office via mail or email.

OACA Scholarship Application – Word Version

OACA Scholarship Application – PDF Version

Since 1946, more than $15 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

The deadline (December 6, 2019) for student submissions for the 2020 NHS Scholarship application process has passed and the submission portal is closed.

Recommendations and Adviser Certifications are due by 11:59 pm, PST on Tuesday, December 10.

Recipients will be notified in April 2020.

2019-2020 Award Distribution

  • 1 National Winner – $25,000 scholarship
  • 24 national finalists – $5,625 scholarship
  • 575 national semifinalists – $3,200 scholarship
  • Total scholarships awarded: 600
  • Total scholarship distribution: $2 million


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

All NHS members also have access to NHS Scholar Dollars, a scholarship search tool powered by College Board. This tool expedites the scholarship search process, offering filtered results based on the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Use the tool at

Link to NHS Scholar Dollars

Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® test graduates. Students must apply during their senior year or immediately after GED® test completion. Follow this link to apply, find your deadline, and learn more about this program. (For most students, deadline for applying is June 1 the year of graduation.


Follow this link for more information on the Essay On Time Scholarship.

If you wonder how to get a scholarship from Essayontime, here is a quick guide to the application process:

  1. Provide short information about yourself, including your contact details, age, educational setting, etc. Mention whatever you think is necessary for assessment.
  2. Submit an essay between 500-800 words where you express your opinions on ONE of the following topics:
  • Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?
  • Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?
  • Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

All our essay contests are evaluated on a fair basis, including such aspects as content, grammar, style, an ability to speak to the point and express your own opinion. They must be submitted in the English language and have to be free of plagiarism. Any essay that violates these conditions will be declined.
You can start your application by clicking a button below. All essays will be checked carefully and precisely, and all winners will be announced by January 1, 2020.

Wells Fargo is committed to empowering people with disabilities to obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in their chosen career path. To show that commitment, Wells Fargo is providing renewable scholarships of up to $2,500 for full-time students and up to $1,250 for half-time students.

Applications are being accepted at through December 6 or until 700 applications are submitted, whichever comes first. Applicants must:

  • Have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity)
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent

Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll (or who is already enrolled) in full- or half-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2020-2021 academic year

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program, offers scholarships to U.S. citizens who are seeking a bachelor's degree at one of the nineteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines. Follow this link for more information and to complete an application.
High school and current college students are eligible to apply for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program which provides full tuition, fees, books, room and board, and a summer internship which may convert to full-time employment with USDA after graduation.  The scholarship is open to those students pursuing an Agriculture or Agriculture-related bachelor's degree at the following universities:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alcorn State University, Mississippi
  • Central State University, Ohio
  • Delaware State University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Fort Valley State University, Georgia
  • Kentucky State University
  • Langston University, Oklahoma
  • Lincoln University, Missouri
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Prairie View A&M University, Texas
  • South Carolina State University
  • Southern University, Louisiana
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tuskegee University, Alabama
  • University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Virginia State University
  • West Virginia State University

Eligibility Requirements
High School applicant must:
•Be a U.S. citizen;
•Have applied for or have been accepted for admission at one of the nineteen 1890 Land Grant Universities;
•Have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate with a high  school Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 unweighted or better (on a 4.0 scale);
•Have a score of 1,080 or more on the SAT or a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT.
•Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines; and
•Demonstrate leadership and community service.
College applicant must:
•Be a U.S. citizen;
•Be a college freshman or sophomore;
•Have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale);
•Attend one of the nineteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities;
•Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines; and
•Demonstrate leadership and community service.
Deadline:  January 31, 2020