College scholarships for high school seniors

High school seniors: looking for financial aid to help pay for college? Each spring, Oregon State Credit Union awards ten $2,000 college scholarships to eligible high school seniors to help them pay for a college education.

Eligibility for Tomorrow's Leaders Today (TLT) 2021 scholarship

 Applications for 2021 are open October 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021. Be sure to review the following qualifications:

  • Be a graduating high school senior with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 at a high school within our 24-county field of membership.

  • Be an Oregon State Credit Union member.

  • Have a TLT checking account before January 1, 2021.

  • Must attend a two-year or four-year Oregon college or university in the Fall of 2021.

  • Submit an application by February 28, 2021.

If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you will be notified by April 2021. At that time you will be asked to provide an official high school transcript, photo and references for your employment and volunteer activities.



Congratulations to our 2020 scholarship recipients!

College scholarship winners

All 2020 winners are Oregon State Credit Union members, and all will be attending an in-state college or university this fall.

Top row, left to right:

  • Avarie Owens, Baker Web Academy, attending Oregon Coast Community College

  • Abbey DuBois, Newport High School, attending Oregon Institute of Technology

  • Callie Horning, Monroe High School, attending George Fox University

  • Charli Adams, Newport High School, attending Oregon State University

  • Derek Thompson, Philomath High School, attending Portland State University

Lower row, left to right:

  • Gracelyn Krahn, Santiam Christian School, attending Linn-Benton Community College

  • Isabel Lopez, McNary High School, attending University of Oregon

  • Lydia Creager, West Albany High School, attending Linn-Benton Community College

  • Naia Rasmussen, West Albany High School, attending Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College

  • Simone Welsh, West Albany High School, attending Oregon State University

Article: Scholarship award displacement could reduce your student aid

Your financial aid letter might be one of the best pieces of news you get. Imagine the rude surprise that awaits the poor students who open that letter only to see that their institutional aid has been reduced on account of those private scholarships they’ve worked hard to earn. This can happen because of something called scholarship award displacement. Many colleges consider private scholarships in their internal aid calculations, so these scholarships represent money they don’t have to pay.

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