Chemeketa Scholarships

Tips & Guidelines for Scholarship Recipients

  • Students will be notified regarding scholarship awards via their ''My Chemeketa' email account. Scholarship awards may be made throughout the year so please regularly check your email.
  • Students receiving a scholarship are required to write a personal thank you letter (minimum 300 words) and submit a photo. How to write a thank you letter and photo details can be found here.

Tips & Guidelines for the Scholarship Application

  • One online application per student to be considered for all Foundation awards
  • Application is only available during the open application period
    • The open application period starts February 1-March 31 for the following academic year (2017-2018) to be awarded fall, winter, and spring terms.
  • 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.

Essays & Activities Questions on the Application

In the essay section of the application, you must respond to the first two essay questions, up to 300 words:

  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. Describe how you have demonstrated — through personal experiences and/or public commitment — a dedication to the interests of the LGBTQ community. (Only required if indicated on the criteria tab.)
  4. 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 More Information

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