How to Apply for a Scholarship

The Foundation’s general scholarship application period opens on November 1st, 2019! All applications must be submitted via eGrant by the February 15, 2020 deadline. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Oceana County and a graduate of an Oceana public or private school.

High School seniors and college students may submit an application through the eGRANT system here
Scholarship portal instructions here

Adult student applications are welcomed year-round – click here for more information.

Scholarships are paid to accredited institutions and divided equally between the terms of the academic year. The scholarship award is used toward the cost of tuition, fees, room and board, books, or other educational expenses the student may incur. While many scholarships are for specific types of students, colleges, or fields of study, the Foundation’s process is a “general application.” Each individual application is reviewed and matched with the best-fitting scholarship source. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact us.

Our scholarships are awarded once per year. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award in April and will be recognized at their high school awards ceremonies. Current college students will be notified by mail in May.

A complete scholarship application has three parts:

  1. Submit the online application
  2. Request a transcript be sent to the Foundation
  3. Provide a Student Aid Report (if you are able to complete your FAFSA).

Be sure that you have completed all three parts!

Before you start your application, read through our handy 2020 checklist

eGrant Scholarship Portal Detailed Instructions

You may submit an application through the eGRANT system here –

Scholarships—Myths About Financial Aid


Renewing a Multiple-Year Existing Scholarship

If you received a multiyear scholarship in the previous year(s), you must submit an official transcript of your fall grades with your renewal application by March 1. You will be contacted by our scholarship staff in January. Not all scholarships are renewable.

Available Scholarships

View a complete list of scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation for Oceana County.

Recent Scholarship Recipients

View a complete listing of recently awarded scholarships, including the recipient and amount awarded for each scholarship.

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Available Scholarships

View a complete list of scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation for Oceana County.

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