Tips & Guidelines

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Chemeketa Scholarships

APPLICATION CLOSED FOR 2014-2015

The open application period starts February 1 for the following academic year to be awarded in fall, winter, and spring terms.

Tips & Guidelines

  • One online application per student to be considered for all Foundation awards
  • Application is only available during the open application period
  • Edit or review your online application as often as you want, even after you click Submit, from February 1-March 31
  • International & other students ineligible for Federal Aid are encouraged to apply
  • New students will need their cumulative GPA from the last educational institution attended or their GED score
  • Type your essay in a Word document, then, copy & paste it into the application
  • Scholarships are based on merit or need
  • All students with a complete application will receive a notification by the end of May, whether offered or denied an award
  • Students may receive multiple awards
  • Nursing & Dental Assisting scholarships are awarded in August
  • Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Please note: If a scholarship is re-offered, students will be selected from the current pool of complete applications. Notification of these re-offered scholarships will be emailed to the selected student's Chemeketa Gmail 6-8 weeks before the term begins.

Essays & Activities List

In the essay section of the application, you are asked to respond to the following with up to 300 words for each of the three parts:

  1. Write an essay describing your educational and career goals. Include in your essay what steps you have taken to reach these goals and what motivates you to reach these goals.
  2. List the organizations and a brief description of your position where you have:
    1. Been in a leadership position in a school, community or work organization.
    2. Volunteered or worked to help others or to improve your school/community.
    3. Worked at a job that was meaningful to you.
  3. If you are a student in Vineyard Management or Wine Business, you may be considered for the Bryce Bagnall & Supporters of Bryce Scholarship. This scholarship requires applicants to write a 250-300 word essay based on the following instructions:

    The Oregon wine industry demonstrated extraordinary generosity to Bryce Bagnall and his family when he was diagnosed with ALS in 2003. As a future member of this wine industry community, how will you carry forward the spirit of community mindedness during your career? List three specific ways you plan to participate in, serve and benefit your Oregon wine industry neighbors and colleagues.

For Questions

Contact Chemeketa Foundation at the Salem Campus, building 2, room 218 or by e-mail.