Welcome to the HRVHS Local Scholarships portal! HRVHS, the Hood River County Education Foundation, and nearly 30 local organizations have teamed up to create an online application process for local scholarships. The HRVHS Local Scholarship Program (LSP) is a partnership between scholarship organizations and grantors across Hood River County, including the Gorge Community Foundation, Hood River Rotary, Hood River & Odell Lions Clubs, HRVHS clubs, and many, many more. These scholarships are only open to graduating seniors attending HRVHS or HROA, and all seniors are encouraged to apply!
In 2022, HRVHS & HROA seniors received nearly $600,000 in scholarships from the local scholarship program. Awards ranged from $500 to $60,000 and approximately 200 scholarships were awarded to 71 students.
Students may use this website from November – February to browse local scholarships, review scholarship requirements, and review application instructions. Check back on November 7, 2022, to view the updated scholarships for the HRVHS Class of 2023.
If you have questions about how to apply, or if you need any help with your FAFSA/ORSAA, transcript, or OSAC Student Activities Chart, contact scholarship coordinator Ms. Ownby (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ASPIRE coordinator Ms. Bauman (email@example.com) for help.
2023 Local Scholarship Program Requirements
In order to apply, all students will need to submit three documents:
- Your FAFSA or ORSAA**
- Your transcript with your fall trimester grades included
- Your OSAC Student Activities Chart
Critical change to 2023 scholarship applications:
This year students will need to submit their transcript, FAFSA, and OSAC Student Activities Chart BEFORE they will be able to apply for scholarships. Students will be able to view scholarships and scholarship requirements (essays prompts, etc.) on this website, but students will not be able to apply to ANY scholarships before all three documents have been submitted. Do not leave these documents for the last minute, as it may take up to two weeks to receive / process your FAFSA or ORSAA documents.
**Your FAFSA or ORSAA is confidential. The document will be verified by one administrator and it will NOT be shared with scholarship committees.
Important Dates for 2023 Local Scholarships
|Monday, November 7||Students may browse scholarships on this website (eschol.hrcef.org)|
|Wednesday, January 4||Students may begin submitting scholarship applications|
|Thursday, February 23||DEADLINE: Students must submit all application documents|
|Late April, TBA||HRVHS Scholarship Night|
Do I need to be a United States citizen to apply for local scholarships?
No, you do not need to be a US citizen, and your documentation status is confidential and protected. Students are not required to discuss their documentation status or citizenship as part of ANY scholarship application. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to Ms. Ownby (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ASPIRE coordinator Ms. Bauman (email@example.com)
Do I need to attend a four-year school to receive a local scholarship?
No, local scholarships are open to students pursuing trade certificates, two-year degrees, and four-year degrees. Some scholarships are only for students pursuing two-year/trade degrees and others are only for students pursuing four-year degrees. Most scholarships are open to all higher education paths.
Do I need to know my major, career, or where I’m going to school?
No, you do not need to know what type of degree you are pursuing, your major, or your career, or even which school you will attend. We understand that the school you attend may depend on your financial aid package, and we know that students may change their mind about their major or career.
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships that match their area of interest. If you are interested in a STEM major/career, but not sure it’s right for you, apply for STEM scholarships.