College scholarships for high school seniors

High school seniors: looking for financial aid to help pay for college? Each spring, Oregon State Credit Union awards ten $2,500 college scholarships to eligible high school seniors to help them pay for a college education.

Eligibility for Tomorrow's Leaders Today (TLT) 2023 scholarship

 Applications for 2023 are open October 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023. Be sure to review the following qualifications:

  • Be a graduating high school senior with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 at a high school within our 24-county field of membership.

  • Be an Oregon State Credit Union member.

  • Have a TLT checking account before January 1, 2023.

  • Must attend a two-year or four-year Oregon college or university in the Fall of 2023.

  • Submit an application by February 28, 2023.

If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you will be notified by April 2023. At that time you will be asked to provide an official high school transcript, photo and references for your employment and volunteer activities.


Article: Scholarship award displacement could reduce your student aid

Your financial aid letter might be one of the best pieces of news you get. Imagine the rude surprise that awaits the poor students who open that letter only to see that their institutional aid has been reduced on account of those private scholarships they’ve worked hard to earn. This can happen because of something called scholarship award displacement. Many colleges consider private scholarships in their internal aid calculations, so these scholarships represent money they don’t have to pay.

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