State Grants for Oregon College Students

Oregon has a number of grants dedicated to students who are going to college! If you’re interested in applying, we’ve outlined some of the details and qualifications below plus provide some links to help you get additional information.

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Oregon State Grants

1. Oregon Opportunity Grant

The Oregon Opportunity Grant, or OOG, is a state-funded grant for students with demonstrated need. It provides funding to over 30,000 students in the state every year! Award amounts do depend on the student’s individual need and the school they are attending. To apply, interested students must:

  • Be working towards their first associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree
  • Be attending an eligible institution
  • Complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA)
  • Have been an Oregon resident for at least 12 months
  • Enroll in college at least half-time (at least 6 credit hours)
  • Complete any additional requirements set by the college

The award can be renewed every year, but students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible.

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2. Oregon Promise Grant

For high school students and recent graduates planning on going to a community college there is the Oregon Promise Grant. A last dollar scholarship, eligible students will receive funding to cover the gap between their education costs and current financial aid offers. 

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Complete the Oregon Promise Grant application
  • Submit the FAFSA by the program’s deadline
  • Comply with any school requirements 
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Be attending at least half time
  • Accept any other federal or state financial grant aid offers
  • Be an Oregon resident

3. Oregon Tribal Student Grant

The Oregon Tribal Student Grant is for students enrolled in one of the nine federally recognized tribes in the state. This is another last dollar scholarship so students must also accept any federal or state grant aid they are offered in order to be eligible.

Some other requirements that must be met are:

  • Be attending a participating college, including community colleges
  • Complete the Oregon Tribal Student Grant and FAFSA or ORSAA by the program’s deadlines
  • Attend college at least half-time
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Be working towards their first associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate degree

4. OSAC Scholarship

Although technically not a grant, students looking to better afford college in Oregon will be very interested in the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) scholarships. With a single application, students can be entered in the running for over 600 scholarships. And while you do have to be an Oregon resident to apply, you don’t have to be attending a school within the state. 

5. And More

Other state grants available to Oregon residents and students include:

  • Chafee Training and Education Grant
  • Oregon Student Child Care Grant
  • Deceased or Disabled Public Safety Officer Grant
  • Oregon Barber and Hairdresser Grant Program
  • Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance

Where Can You Find More Information on Oregon State Grants?

If you want to know more about the above-listed Oregon State Grants and other state programs, we recommend heading over to the Oregon Student Aid website. The website also lists a number of resources and information on the FAFSA, ORSAA, ASPIRE program, and more to help students better afford college within the state.

After you’ve applied to these various Oregon state grants and scholarships, make sure you apply to other awards available in your region and in the country. College Raptor makes it easy to research awards you qualify for thanks to our Scholarship Search Tool. Start finding scholarships to apply for here today.