Need based grant are awarded based on financial need. Like scholarships, grants do not have to be repaid.

Eligibility Requirements:

The eligibility requirements for a need based grant focus on your financial situation and the amount of funding you receive for college. To apply for a need based grant, you will need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid if the grant is government-funded. Privately funded grants will have other income verification requirements. Some grants will disqualify students who are also receiving funding from other sources, are over a set income threshold, or who already have a college degree. Also, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident to be eligible for most need based grants.

Visit their website to check out various need based grants.

Grants, especially government grants, are some of the best financial aid available, and typically base themselves on need. Like scholarships, grants do not usually require repayment. There are many kinds of student grants available at national, state, college, and organizational levels.

These grant programs also come with basic set of requirements, but they can vary depending on which ones you apply to receive. Typically, though, eligible students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents;
  • have a valid Social Security number;
  • demonstrate financial need; and
  • be enrolled or accepted in a college or university accredited by a USDE-recognized institution.

Students must also complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which states that they are not in default on a federal student loan and don’t owe money on a federal student grant. They must also state that the grant money will only be used for educational purposes.

Nationally, the US Air Force is seeking 100 undergraduate or graduate students who will graduate with technical degrees in the spring of 2018. On April 13th, to meet this goal, the Air Force announced scholarships covering 100% tuition/fees for the final year of study (2017-2018). These students would be commissioned as USAF officers, 2nd Lieutenants, upon graduation with a starting salary of approximately $50,000/year, increasing to $65,000/year after two years. The total commitment to service is 4 years. AF ROTC has academic agreements with each of your universities.  Classes are held on the Oregon State campus.


Majors eligible for this scholarship program are:

  • Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Other eligibility requirements include:

  • US Citizenship
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.5
  • Dept of Defense Medical Evaluation
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Drug/Alcohol/Civil Involvement Screening
  • AF Officer Qualifying Test

Please contact Michael Vanderlaan for details


Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

US Air Force ROTC Det 685 | Oregon State University


Office (541) 737-6421 | Fax (541) 737-3253


Dr. Kurt Black, the founder of Timberhill Dental, is a strong advocate of staying active in the local community.  In this spirit of community support, he has created the Timberhill Dental Community Star Scholarship program. And you don’t have to be a local of Corvallis, OR! Anyone that meets the eligibility requirements can apply for this scholarship by describing how a college education will help them bring positive change to the health of their local community.

“If you had the ability to change the health of your local community in one positive way, what would it be?”


  • Anyone applying to enroll at a college or university for the next academic year, or anyone currently enrolled in a college or university that will continue enrollment for the next academic year.
  • To be considered, applicants must have a 3.25 GPA or higher. (Please provide a valid transcript).
  • No major requirement

Deadline June 1

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The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. The Zonta Club of Corvallis offers a $3,000 scholarship.


  • Any woman undertaking a business and/or business-related program at an accredited university/college/institute, in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted, is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be residing in Oregon and currently enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits at OSU and/or LBCC

Deadline: April 29th

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The annual UpCounsel Law School Scholarship helps both aspiring and current lawyers apply their skills to build their knowledge and reputation while helping business owners understand their legal challenges.


  • Must be a law student or a student completing his / her undergraduate degree with plans to attend law school
  • Students must be in good academic standing and attending an accredited United States college / university

Deadline: December 15th

For more information on how to apply, please visit their site

“How have you demonstrated leadership both in and out of school? How has this helped better your school or community?


  • Must be 18 years and above
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa
  • Must be currently enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in any accredited U.S. university, college or school

Deadline: December 1st

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After 70 years, Alure remains a family-owned business that’s known for providing outstanding home remodeling work.  One of the keys to this success has been creating a positive workplace for our employees. We are proud of our creative design team, meticulous installers, and superior customer service specialists, all of whom are empowered to provide friendly, knowledgeable support to our clients. What are three (3) core values you believe a family-owned business should have to maintain a healthy work environment that can help it grow?


  • Must be U.S. incoming undergraduate freshman seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree. All majors of study are accepted.
  • Applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete both a personal statement and an essay.

Deadline: December 1st

For more information on how to apply, please visit their site

  1. Borrow a Friend and a Video Camera (a phone camera qualifies, too!!!)
  2. Borrow a pet (if you don’t have one).
  3. You and your pet  get on the camera and tell us about your favorite memories. Bonus points if your pet actually talks ! (Ok, so we’re kidding on this point. A talking pet might be creepy)
    1. Upload the Video to Youtube
    2. Title the Video “Dog’s By Nina $1,000 “Show And Tell” Scholarship
    • Put a  link to in the description area.
    • Send us the link where we can watch your video to
      • Include: Your Name, College Name, College Year, Major, Email and Phone Numbers we can reach you at.

Deadline: July 31st

For more information on how to apply, please visit their site