How to Apply for a Scholarship

The Foundation’s scholarship application period opens October 16. All applications must be submitted via Submittable by the February 15 deadline. Our scholarships are awarded once per year. Scholarships for graduating high school seniors will be announced at the high school awards ceremonies. Current college students will be notified by mail in late June.

To be eligible, you must be a resident of Oceana County and a graduate of an Oceana public or private school.

Scholarships are paid to accredited institutions and divided equally between the terms of the academic year. The scholarship award is used toward the cost of tuition, fees, room and board, books, or other educational expenses the student may incur. While many scholarships are for specific types of students, colleges, or fields of study, the Foundation’s process is a “general application.” Each individual application is reviewed and matched with the best-fitting scholarship source. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact us.

A complete scholarship application has three parts:

  1. Submit the online application
  2. Request a transcript be sent to the Foundation
  3. Provide a Student Aid Report (if you have completed your FAFSA).

Be sure that you have completed all three parts!

Before you start your application, read through our handy 2018 Scholarship Application Checklist.

The scholarship online application will open in Fall 2018.

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Renewing a Multiple-Year Existing Scholarship

If you received a multiyear scholarship in the previous year(s), you must submit an official transcript of your fall grades with your renewal application by March 1. You will be contacted by our scholarship staff in January. Not all scholarships are renewable.

Available Scholarships

View a complete list of scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation for Oceana County.

Recent Scholarship Recipients

View a complete listing of recently awarded scholarships, including the recipient and amount awarded for each scholarship.

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Available Scholarships

View a complete list of scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation for Oceana County.

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