Scholarships

Scholarships for the 2023 cycle open on December 1st. The applications close February 28, 2023. Click on the link below to apply.

If you have been awarded a scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year, you can access your application and complete any follow-up requirements in the online portal.

Questions? Contact Brittany Kennedy, Director of Grants & Programs: 541-753-1603 or Brittany@bcfgives.org.

Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

The Benton Community Foundation awards approximately $60,000 per year in scholarships to seniors graduating from Benton County high schools.

Scholarships for Current College Students

Many BCF scholarships designated for current college students are available only to students at Oregon State University. Exceptions include the Corvallis Woman’s Club Scholarship, which is available to Benton County high school graduates attending any accredited institution of higher learning, and The Tailwinds Fund and Resilience scholarships, which are available to any college students.

Scholarships for ROTC

Nominees for ROTC Scholarships are selected on the basis of a recommendation by the respective ROTC Commander.  If you are an ROTC student at Oregon State University or its extension campuses, including, but not limited to WOU, Corban University, and OSU Cascade, see your ROTC Commander in January if you believe you are eligible to receive one of BCF’s ROTC scholarships.

Learn more about BCF scholarships for ROTC.

Scholarships for Music Students

Learn more about BCF’s scholarships for music performance.

For additional information concerning scholarships or Benton Community Foundation please contact the Director of Grants & Programs, Brittany Kennedy, the Foundation staff, or your school counselor.

Eligibility

All BCF scholarships have required criteria. Please see the application for additional information and apply only for those scholarships for which you qualify. Our scholarships are paid directly to the school/institution you will be attending upon receipt of proof of enrollment for the Fall term.

  

Scholarship Award Procedure

Scholarship recipients must provide the name of the college/institution they are attending, proof of enrollment, and their student ID by September 15, 2022, in order to receive their scholarship. After that date, the recipient will forfeit their award and attempts will be made to reach the backup. Should your plans change and you no longer qualify for the scholarship, please let us know promptly so that we might present the award to the backup. Please log into the application portal to complete your scholarship acceptance paperwork.

For additional information concerning scholarships or Benton Community Foundation please contact the Director of Grants & Programs, Brittany Kennedy, the Foundation staff, or your school counselor.