It is never too early to start looking for financial support for your future education and training. Please check-in with this page regularly to see our featured scholarships monthly, review our scholarship book, and you can also contact Brandon Neal  to set-up a time to come and work on scholarships or discuss content by dropping into room 607.  Below are our featured scholarships for October, but our scholarship book is also linked to this website and students can search by different areas of interest. The scholarship book is listed below our featured scholarships. (NOTE: The scholarship book is being updated from last year, there are some links that need to be fixed. Our staff is actively working on it.)

Featured Scholarships

Albany Public Schools Foundation Scholarships 

******All scholarships can be picked up in room 607 and are due April 13th and need to be turned into Mr. Neal in room 607*****

Eric Mann Scholarship: This scholarship of $1,000 is being offered in the name of Eric Charles Mann who graduated from South Albany High School in 1986 and later in the Oregon surf in 1987. Eric's family and friends created this scholarship to help keep the memory of Eric alive for many years to come. It is the wish of scholarship founder that the founders that the recipient demonstrates those qualities for which Eric is remembered-good scholarship diligent work habits and variety of interests. APPLICANTS MUST: Be going to an Oregon college next fall, and show evidence of financial need. Transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, handwritten essay about your goals.

ATI Scholarship: This scholarship is $2,500. APPLICANTS MUST:  Enter one of the following programs at LBCC: Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics/Industrial Automation Technology, Welding and Fabricating Technology, Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation. GPA of 2.5 or higher, and show financial need.

Mid Valley Business Alliance Scholarship: This scholarship of $500 comes from the Mid Valley Business Alliance who believe in giving back to the community and supporting the students in Albany. APPLICANTS MUST: GPA of 2.5 or Higher, have financial need and applicants must be planning on majoring in a Business Related Field. 

Central Willamette Credit Union: This scholarship is $2,500. APPLICANTS MUST: Maintain full time enrollment at any 2 or 4 year college and a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Strong need for financial assistance. 

Albany Pipeline: This scholarship is $2,500. APPLICANTS MUST: Already be accepted into the following programs at LBCC: Mechatronics/Industrial Automation Technology, Welding Technology, Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation, Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Coding and Reimbursement Specialist, Medical Assistant. Maintain 2.5 GPA or higher in college, and have financial need.  

APSF Career and Technical Education Scholarship: This Scholarship is $1,000. APPLICANTS MUST: Be planning on a career in one of the CTE recognized areas of study listed on the application. Also need to have financial need. 

Diane Smith Family Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship of $1,500 (paid over 2 years) comes from the family of Diane Smith in her memory. Diane Smith was an educator and life long champion for doing what's best for students at all times. Diane didn't believe we needed to think outside the box with respect to educational reform, but rather she would offer the challenge, "what box?"  APPLICANTS MUST: Have a minimum GPA of 2.5, have financial need. Can attend any college, university, or trade school but must be focusing on a Vocational Pathway or Certification Program. While in your program must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

No Dinx Art Scholarship: This Scholarship of $5,000 (paid over 4 years) is to set up to honor students with exceptional talent in the arts (visual). The hope is to encourage creativity, artistic skills, and to help students showcase their artistic voice. APPLICANTS MUST: GPA of 2.5, majoring in one of the following areas: Art, Applied Visual Arts, Art and Technology, Art History, Arts Management, Photography. Must submit a digital portfolio consisting of at least 5, but not limited to 5, pieces of original art that shows creativity, artistic skills, and the student voice. Maintain GPA 2.5 while in college. 

Latino Heritage Scholarship: This scholarship of $2,500 (paid over 2 years) is designed to help Latino students fulfill their dreams of going to college and continuing their education. APPLICANTS MUST: Be of Latino heritage, with their first language or home language Spanish. Have a GPA  of 2.5 while in high school. Maintain a 2.5 while at college.

Jeanne Linn Scholarship: This scholarship of $2,500 is because Jeanne Linn and her husband had an interest in funding the educational opportunities for children of others in the community where she grew up. APPLICANTS MUST: Have maintained a grade-point average of 3.25, have financial need, and maintain a minimum of 2.5 accumulative GPA while at college. 

Candy Baker Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship of $500 is designed for the underdog. Candy Baker's dedication to children was geared to being the champion of the underdog, a role in which she had incredible energy and passion. Candy believed in her students, and installed in them the belief that they could achieve great things. APPLICANTS MUST: Have a GPA of 3.0 or BELOW, and have financial need. Applicants must have work experience and/or community or school service.    

M. Grace Howell-Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship: This scholarship of $1,000 is dedicated to those who want to become a teacher. 
APPLICANTS MUST: Be seeking a degree in teaching, financial need, and must attend school in the Albany Public School District.

Jim Linhart Scholarship: This scholarship of $1,000 is dedicated to Jim Linhart who was known for having a heart for Albany. His wife even heard to say "If jim finds a committee he isn't on, he'll join it!" APPLICANTS MUST: Have volunteered in the Albany community during high school. GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

ALZA! (Amigos Latinos de la Zona de Albany) Scholarship: This scholarship of $1,000 comes from the The ALZA parent organization at South Albany High School who wish to recognize the efforts of student leaders who are active in the Latino community. APPLICANTS MUST: GPA of 3.0, identify as Latino and/or be actively involved in the Greater Albany Latino community. 2 Letter of recommendation (1 from a teacher, 1 from a professional), and planning on attending a 4 year college.   

Entries are being accepted now through March 5th for Oregon PSR's 2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship. In its tenth consecutive year, the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship is an opportunity to hear from young Oregonians on some of the most pressing issues of our time. We sponsor this annual writing scholarship for Oregon high school juniors and seniors in order to encourage Oregon’s youth to consider their leadership role in promoting a more healthy, just, and peaceful world.The 2018 question is:"What would it take to eliminate nuclear weapons in your lifetime?" Submissions must be essays, narratives, or poems of 600 words or fewer. Oregon 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to apply. Entries must be received by March 5th, 2018 

OREGON MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, INC.THE LOENE P. GUTHRIE AND DOROTHY MAY JENKS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPSStudents who will graduate from Linn, Benton, or Lincoln County high schools in the spring of 2018 or graduates of those high schools currently studying music at an institution of higher learning. Applicants for scholarships will be judged on their all-around abilities and interest in teaching and/or performing, as well as their participation in high school or college musical activities.  Deadline: March 28th. Come to Room 607 and talk to Me.Neal for an application. 

The Oregon PTA Teacher Education Scholarship is for Oregon residents who are studying for a teaching degree at an Oregon public college or university.  The scholarship is a one- time award of $500 and is not renewable.  Scholarship recipients may, however, re-apply in subsequent years. Application forms are due to the Oregon PTA Office by March 30, 2018. Scholarship winners will be selected by June 1, 2018.

Community Service Scholarship ($1,000) that Soroptimist International of Albany is offering.  Students can download applications at The deadline is March 31st. The best candidates will have identified a need in the community and made some effort to address it – themselves or as a group – in a demonstrated way.  We are also looking for well-rounded students who participate in activities beyond their every-day “requirements”.   A secondary consideration is GPA – the award is not dependent upon the “highest” GPA, but the ability to maintain their school work while they are also volunteering and involved in school activities. 

2018 Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Virginia Welch Scholarship is offering $1,500 to students who plan to pursue a career in a medically related field within a hospital setting. Come to room 607 and talk with Mr. Neal for an application. Deadline is April 9th

Linn County Farm Bureau Scholarship this scholarship of $1,000 from the Linn County Farm Bureau promotes involvement with education in agriculture, leadership, and attracting new students to agriculture, thus promoting a future in agriculture. Applicants must: Pursuing a career in agriculture or one of its related fields, Linn County high school graduate, GPA of 2.8 or GED score, full time student, Official transcript from most recent school attended, 2 letters of recommendation, one page essay. 

Albany Firefighters Community Assistant Fund This scholarship of $500 is to award a student from the Greater Albany School District. Applicants must: GPA 2.75, been accepted to a college. Graduate from high school or equivalent course of studies. Deadline April 15th

Brent Strohmer Memorial Foundation Scholarship Brent Strohmeyer (son of Russ and Margie Strohmeyer) of Stayton, OR, died at the age of 20 years as a passenger in an auto accident on September 6, 2001. With the help of our sponsors and the people who love cars we hope to continue this tradition of honoring Brent's life, promoting the automotive hobby and offering scholarships to students to help them continue in their quest of fulfilling an education. Any graduating student or college student who is a resident in Linn, Marion, or Polk counties or had their senior portraits taken at Stro’s Photography with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicant must prove an interest in the automotive hobby or enroll in automotive classes in an institution or higher education (includes community colleges and trade schools). 
Deadline: April 15th

Charles O. and Hazel E. Cline Memorial Scholarship: Those awarded will receive a sum not to exceed one-half the total cost of education, including living expenses, for the recipient for each school year. This scholarship was established to secure an education beyond high school in any school situated in the state of Oregon. Applicants must: Graduates from an Oregon school. Have a GPA of 3.0 or BELOW. Be attending a post-secondary institution Deadline: April 15th

Lafayette ALumni Scholarship $500 will be awarded to one maybe two graduating students from South Albany High School. Applicants must: Have attended Lafayette Elementary School for at least 3 years. Participated in a form of service activity, employment or school involvement activity within their high school enrollment.  Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be going to a Trade school, 2 year, 4 year college. Deadline 4/20/18

Pointe Pest Control Scholarship  For this scholarship, do something good for someone else and include a note telling them to pass it on. Bonus points are awarded for including pictures. We want to hear what good deed you did to help your community. After you have finished your good deed, pass along this scholarship to as many friends as you can. For every submission we get that says you referred/told them about this scholarship, you get bonus points. (Feel free to post the scholarship on your Facebook page to spread the word.) Deadline April 29th, 2018.

Other Featured

Due 4/22- Student View Scholarship Program-The Student-View Scholarship is a unique opportunity for high school seniors. It is open to all students regardless of academic achievement or financial need. It is exceptionally easy to apply: NO minimum SAT or ACT score, NO minimum grade point average,  NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork, NO essays, NO application fees. Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.

Due 4/29- Pointe Pest Control is offering a "do something good" scholarship for students that have done something good for someone else. This $750 dollar scholarship will be awarded May 30, 2018. This application must be completed online and more details about how to submit it are located here: .

Due 5/22- B. Davis Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship to those that submit an essay about the following: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.  The essay must be less than a 1,000 words. Visit for more information on how to apply.

Due 8/1- Christensen & Hymas General Scholarship Kenneth L. Christensen and D. Russell Hymas understand the importance of education. As a result the Christensen & Hymas law firm has decided to offer a $1,000.00 Scholarship to a student of their choosing.The following criteria MUST be met: You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a University or College in the United States, You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended, You are required to submit a transcript verifying your GPA

Additional Resources
Fastweb (Scholarships Search Engine):
Linn-Benton Community College Scholarships:
Oregon State University Scholarship Management System: 
Us Department of Labor's Scholarship Search Tool:
Oregon CIS: (ask College and Career Readiness Center in room 603 for SAHS log-in)
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