Scholarships with the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation help high school graduates launch their dreams of further education.
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Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
Students of Corvallis High School, Crescent Valley High School, and College Hill are invited to apply for these scholarships. Applicants may email their applications and supporting documents to email@example.com. Materials may also be sent via mail to the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation office, 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis OR 97333. All materials must be received by midnight on April 30.
CHS Class of ’58 Vocational or Technical Training Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is intended to support a student pursuing vocational or technical training after graduating from Corvallis High School. This one-time award may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and other expenses and are paid to the student’s account at their training program. Students participating in community service, working part-time, or experiencing financial hardship may receive extra consideration.
Corvallis School Board Scholarships
These need-based scholarships (two at $1,000 and one at $500) are available to Corvallis 509J graduating high school seniors or high school graduates from the previous school year who are first-generation, post-secondary, education-seeking applicants. Priority will be given to students seeking careers in the trades, paraprofessional medical services, and emergency services, but college pathways will also be considered.
Victoria Eastwood Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2022 in memory of Victoria Eastwood, this $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship is for students graduating from a Corvallis School District high school with plans to pursue a degree in the arts.
Anna J. H. Fang Scholarship for Journalism and Communications
This $1,000 scholarship is for students going into Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, or a related field. A graduate of Crescent Valley High School, Ms. Fang’s career entailed working overseas in Public Relations with people from all over the world, and with this scholarship she intends to support students considering similar fields.
Anna J. H. Fang Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
The STEM Scholarship is a $1,000 award for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or a related field. Preference will be given to students from demographic groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM.
Eric Gorski Multimedia Scholarship
Established in honor and memory of Eric Gorski, a Crescent Valley High School graduate, class of 1998. His creativity and talents found expression in his drawing, cartooning, animation, screenwriting, film making, and editing. This $750 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Corvallis High School or Crescent Valley High school pursuing an education in Multimedia Design.
The Grit, Growth, and Goals Scholarship
Established in 2021 by Ray Yagloski, this $1,425 scholarship is intended to financially support a college-bound student. All are welcome to apply! Students who are student athletes interested in STEM majors may get slightly more consideration but a gritty essay and ambitious future goals will be the highest considerations.
Susan Small Hall Scholarship
This endowed fund was established to provide a $1,000 annual college scholarship to a graduating senior who demonstrates leadership and academic achievement. Preference given to students who have participated on a Corvallis golf team.
John Houston Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of former middle school science teacher Mr. John Houston, this $2,000 scholarship is intended to encourage students pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or a related field. Preference may be given to those facing financial hardship or other challenges to college success.
Lynn Lahey Somos el Futuro Scholarship
This fund was established by former 509J principal Lynn Lahey to support an annual $500 college scholarship for a bilingual student from Corvallis High School or Crescent Valley High School.
NAACP Corvallis Scholars Scholarship
Established in 2020, the NAACP Corvallis Scholars award is a $1,500 scholarship given by the Linn Benton NAACP Branch. It will be awarded to an outstanding high school student who identifies as Black, Indigenous or as a Person of Color and who plans to pursue a degree or certificate of completion from an accredited four-year college, community college, and/or vocational and technical institution in the United States.
Olaf ‘Ole’ Hedstrom Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of OSU Veterinary Profession Olaf Hedstrom, this fund supports a $500 scholarship for a graduating senior enrolling in a university in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, General Science, Animal Science, Zoology, Horticulture, or Agriculture.
Zach Peters Performing Arts and Education Scholarship
Established in memory of Zach Peters, this fund supports an annual $1,000 scholarship for a Crescent Valley High School graduate with plans to attend college, university, or art school and major in some aspect of Performing Arts or Education.
Dennis Staats Scholarship for the Arts
The Dennis Staats Scholarship for the Arts, established in 2021, is a $1000 annual scholarship for students graduating from Corvallis High School with plans to pursue a degree in the fine or performing arts.
David Zajicek Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established by CHS Girls’ Golf coach David Zajicek to provide a $1,000 annual college scholarship for a Corvallis High School graduate who has participated in at least two years of CHS Girls’ or Boys’ Golf.