OSAC is ready to fund your education with its marvellous Oregon Opportunity Grant. If you are an Oregon resident, then feel yourself lucky because of this incredible opportunity is here to reduce your expenses load. The Oregon Opportunity Grant is Oregon’s largest state-funded, need-based grant program for college students. Approximately 40,000 students receive the Oregon Opportunity Grant every year. You can be the one this year! Candidates should be Oregon residents and U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens to apply. Undergraduate students with no prior baccalaureate degrees are welcome.
This program’s goal is to provide the necessary funding to the deserving students who are struggling to pay their educational costs. This grant aims to grow the state with the help of education. The commission understands that it’s not easy for the students to pay their higher education costs, and as always, the OSAC is still ready to help students. This grant is designed to support students’ education and encourage them to benefit the state.
OSAC is highly motivated to provide needed funding to the deserving students and make education accessible and affordable to them. They offer many other programs to give substantial support. It especially provides grants to support tuition at colleges for undergraduate students.
Get the glance of requirements, deadline and more of this scholarship in the table below:
|Organization||Office of Student Access and Completion|
|Educational Level||Undergraduate students|
|Number of Awards||Undefined|
|Nationality||Domestic and international|
|Application Deadline||October 1, 2020|
|Requirement||Application and FAFSA|
Who May Be Eligible?
Eligibility requirements you need to stand on for this program are given below:
- The applicants should be Oregon residents and U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens.
- Out-of-state students who are members of Native American tribes with traditional ties to Oregon may be considered Oregon residents. Undocumented students, including DACA students, may be eligible for an Oregon Opportunity Grant if they meet specific requirements.
- Undergraduate students with no prior baccalaureate degrees are eligible.
- Fellows should be enrolled at least half time (i.e., at least six credit hours) at a participating Oregon-based postsecondary institution.
- Students must be enrolled at least half time in the fall term to receive an OOG award.
- Applicants should have financial need, based on the difference between the cost of attendance, federal aid, and the student’s family’s financial resources, if applicable.
- Fellows should have no defaults on federal student loans and owe no refunds on federal student grants.
- If you are a first-time student, be sure you complete the application process for admission to at least one Oregon public or private nonprofit college/university and apply for financial aid.
How to Apply
To apply for this scholarship, make sure to submit your FAFSA or ORSAA before the deadline. Late or candidates who do not file FAFSA or ORSAA will not be considered for the scholarship. Candidates should later keep a check on the emails by the U.S. Department of Education and or OSAC. Please correct any FAFSA or ORSAA errors immediately, as wrong information will lead to rejection.
For 2020-21, the maximum award amount is $2,778 at Oregon community colleges and $3,600 at an Oregon public university or an Oregon-based private nonprofit 4-year college or university. The current EFC limit for eligible students is $3,500. A portion of the award is released to a student’s account each semester or quarter. Awards are pro-rated for part-time or part-year enrollment. Candidates can renew this grant with the proper process every year.
Please submit requirements before or on October 1, 2020.