Scholarships, Big and Small
There are hundreds of scholarships available to all of our students, from Freshman to Seniors!
Below, students can find a spreadsheet of financial aid, amounts, eligibility, and links to view and apply for scholarships. Some available scholarships are nation-wide and are sponsored by companies, corporations, and foundations. Some are local scholarships funded by organizations within the area interested in investing in the future of the youth in the area.
Local scholarships generally have less competition, since they are available only to eligible students in the area. State scholarships, such as OSAC, may have more competition, but less than nationally sponsored scholarships.
The PHS Local Scholarship Application contains scholarships only available to PHS students, as well as scholarships only available to students in the region and/or fulfilling certain requirements. It his highly recommended all students apply for the PHS Local Scholarship.
Additionally, the individual colleges you apply to will provide you with a financial aid package and may have college-specific scholarships available. This financial aid package is often based on information provided in your FAFSA and transcript.
The PHS Future Planning Center will regularly update the scholarship spreadsheet and post information on upcoming scholarships.
Financial Aid Tools
*Must be completed to attend college!* *Complete by January 1st, 2020 for full financial aid eligibility*
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that is used to determine a students' eligibility for student financial aid. This includes federal scholarships, grants, and loans. The FAFSA is also required by many educational institutions, and is often used to determine financial aid packages a student may receive from a college or university.
To apply, simply to go www.fafsa.ed.gov and fill out the application as soon as possible after October 1st of your senior year of high school. Oregon grant money based on first-come first served. Recommended completion of the FAFSA is during the month of October. Completing the FAFSA application is free and grants access to the largest source of federal financial aid available.
Information about the FAFSA4Caster Tool: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate
Direct Link to the FAFSA4Caster Tool: https://fafsa.ed.gov/spa/fafsa4c/?locale=en_US&_ga=2.10152309.1129999955.1556126606-576635804.1554320887#/landing
What is the FAFSA?
A document explaining what the FAFSA is, why it is important, and how to file the FAFSA.
How to Create an FSA ID
Information on how to create an FSA ID, required to sign the FAFSA.
Documents Needed to File the FAFSA
A list of documents and items you will need in order to file the FAFSA.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
Information on the IRS Data Retrieval tool, how to use it, and who is eligible to use the tool.
Financial Aid Terms
A glossary of commonly used terms in Financial Aid.
The OSAC (Office of Student Access and Completion) is committed to assisting Oregonians in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, OSAC awards grants and scholarships of more than $118 million to thousands of Oregon students. The OSAC application creates opportunity for a student to apply to over 600 scholarship programs in one application.
To apply, simply go to https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/ and fill out the application as soon as possible after November 1st of your Senior year of high school. Completing the OSAC is free, and the earlybird deadline is February 15th. Students who complete the OSAC by the earlybird deadline are entered in a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird Scholarships.
Final Deadline for all materials to be submitted is March 1 at 5pm.
A file with information about the scholarships and grants available through OSAC and important deadlines
Oregon Promise Grant
Information on the Oregon Promise Grant, eligibility requirements, application steps, etc.
OSAC Activities Chart
A PDF fillable copy of the activities chart that will be used when students apply for OSAC.
CIS is an online tool designed to help students discover their options and match their talents and passions with a suitable career. CIS contains a scholarship matching service that is completely free. Log on using Phoenix High School's account, and select Education --> Financial Aid Sort. Once you select information about yourself, you will be matched with scholarships you are eligible for. They utilize a targeted scholarship mechanism, where scholarships are suggested to you based on your strengths, interests, and skills, in addition to your eligibility. Some scholarships take less than ten minutes to fill out the application. Others require more time and may require an essay, poem, etc. Keep in mind, scholarships with essays generally have less competition.
To find the Financial Aid Sort: