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Providing Chemeketa students with financial assistance since 1973

The Chemeketa Foundation

Together, we make college possible. Together, we change lives.

Foundation Scholarships Make College Possible

In 1973, a small group of dedicated community members joined together offering small loans to student-parents trying to earn their degree. Forty years later, the Chemeketa Foundation has evolved to support hundreds of students each year through more than 140 unique scholarships and assistance funds.

Chemeketa Foundation's Role

With your help, the Chemeketa Foundation provides resources, opportunity and hope to students in need. Some of our current funding priorities include –

  • Childcare scholarships for student parents
  • First generation college student support
  • Students in specific programs like nursing, fire science and automotive
  • Funding our College Inside program for incarcerated students
  • Emergency student reliefs funds including our on-campus food pantry

STARS 2021

The 2021 STARS reception has gone virtual this year. The reception video will premiere Friday, May 28 at 5 pm on Chemeketa's YouTube channel. Following the premiere, the video will be available on demand.

If the embedded video below is not working, click here.

  • Apply for Scholarships February 1 - April 15

    All new and returning students can apply for Chemeketa Foundation scholarship through one online application. You will be automatically matched with scholarships meeting your qualifications based on your application.

    Applications are accepted once a year from February 1 - March 31. The deadline for 2021-2022 scholarships has been extended through April 15. Apply by April 15, 2021 to be considered for scholarships during the 2021-2022 academic year. Learn more about applying for Chemeketa Foundation scholarships.