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Your hard work in high school can mean two years of a full tuition scholarship at Chemeketa

Earn a Full Tuition Scholarship With Chemeketa Scholars

Chemeketa Scholars covers up to two years of tuition in any field of study, including career technical programs.

What's New with Chemeketa Scholars

  • Applications will be accepted at the Salem campus March 9-13, 2020 and the Yamhill Valley campus on March 6, 2020 (more information for Yamhill Valley applicants available at the bottom of this page)
  • The Yamhill Valley information session is January 28, 2020
  • The Salem information session is January 29, 2020
  • Scholars applicants should also apply for the Oregon Promise
  • Smarter Balanced scores may be used in place of Chemeketa's placement assessment

Chemeketa Scholars Eligibility Requirements

High School Students

  • Attend a high school within Chemeketa’s district or reside in Chemeketa’s district
  • Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. This GPA is through the first semester/quarter of the last year of high school
  • Be placed into Reading 115, Writing 115 and Math 095 or higher*
  • Be on track to earn a high school diploma
  • Enroll full-time (12-18 credits) at Chemeketa in the first fall term after graduation

Homeschool Students

  • Reside in Chemeketa’s district
  • Be registered with the Willamette Education Services District (WESD) as a homeschool student. Documentation is required
  • Be placed into Reading 115, Writing 115 and Math 095 or higher*
  • Earn ACT composite score of 27 or SAT combined score of 1270 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Plus Math tests
  • Enroll full time (12-18 credits) at Chemeketa in the first fall term after finishing high school requirements


  • Meet all requirements for either high school or homeschool students
  • Joined the military within three months of graduating high school or finishing high school requirements
  • Enroll full time (12-18 credits) at Chemeketa within six months of discharge

*SAT/ACT scores cannot be used in lieu of placement assessment results.

  • Yamhill Valley Applicants

    Yamhill Valley Area Applicants

    • A special application day for Yamhill Valley area students will be Friday, March 6, 2020 from 8 am-5 pm

    • A Chemeketa Scholars Information Session for area applicants will be held –

      January 28 , 2020, 6 pm
      Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Bldg. 1, Rm.101

    • The complete application packet must be delivered in person to –

      Chemeketa Yamhill Valley
      Bldg. 1, Student Services
      288 NE Norton Lane, McMinnville

    • Applicants unable to submit their materials at Chemeketa Yamhill Valley may deliver them during the application period to –

      Chemeketa Salem
      Bldg. 2, Advising & Counseling

    • Yamhill Valley area scholars have two options for the Chemeketa Scholars orientation –

      TBD, 2020, 3-5 pm
      Chemeketa Yamhill Bldg. 1, Rm. 101

      TBD, 2020, 3-5 pm
      Chemeketa Yamhill Bldg. 1, Rm. 101