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Emmons Memorial Scholarship 2017

January 17th, 2017 News

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Emmons Scholarship Application Available Online

New Tech Scholarship
Available for 2017-2018

The 2017-18 Roger W. Emmons Memorial Scholarship application is available online.  Visit the Office of Student Access and Completion’s (OSAC’s) website at www.oregonstudentaid.gov to apply.   The complete description of the scholarship (code 71) and the scholarship brochure are also online.

The Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) must receive the completed application, including all related materials, by 5:00 pm, March 1, 2017.  Please note that applications may only be submitted online.

Early Bird Scholarship Deadline:  Complete applications (including transcripts) submitted by 5:00 p.m. (PST), February 15, 2017, receive an early review, and error-free applications will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarship awards.  If the application is incomplete, OSAC will send notification and the applicant will have until 5:00 pm, March 1, 2717, to submit any missing or incorrect information or documents.

New Tech Scholarship (code 757) Available for 2017-2018:  Recognizing the great need for more technical education funding, the Emmons Committee recommended, and the ORRA Board of Directors agreed, to establish new technical scholarships.  Many very talented young people may not be on an academic track, but may have a desire for technical training, so this scholarship could be for them.  There is a preference for those applicants who are seeking training in fields where ORRA members see great needs (drivers, mechanics, welders, etc.), but the one-year, $2000 scholarship is open to all who qualify (see below).

ORRA established the Emmons scholarship in the memory of ORRA’s first Executive Director, Roger W. Emmons.  To date, 74 scholarships have been awarded to deserving students.  Thanks to the hard work of the Emmons Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Committee and those who participate in and contribute to the annual charity golf tournament, the funds have increased to allow for the academic scholarship to become a four-year renewable award and the vocational scholarship to become a two-year renewable award.  In 2013, under the ORRA’s Board of Directors’ direction, the applicant pool was broadened to include students who may have delayed pursuing higher education (due to military service, volunteering, working directly out of high school, etc…).  This also allows students who applied for the scholarship immediately after high school to apply again while in college.

Eligible applicants for the scholarship (both academic and vocational) are:

  • high school graduates entering an accredited school, or students who are currently enrolled in an accredited school, and
  • a child or grandchild of an owner or employee (if employed three or more years) of an ORRA regular member.

High school graduating seniors do not have to graduate from an Oregon school to qualify.  The scholarship may be used to attend any accredited school (whether non-profit or for-profit) in the United States.

Good luck to all of the applicants!