Outside & Community Agency Scholarships

If you receive a scholarship from an outside or community agency (any agency other than the UCC Foundation) please complete this form and turn it into the Scholarship Office in the LaVerne Murphy Campus Center: Student Accounts, as soon as possible!

View / Download Outside / Community Scholarship Notification Form

Each of the scholarships listed must be applied for individually. Follow the specific directions for each scholarship and note that the deadlines for each varies. This listing is updated weekly, but does not reflect all available scholarships. Please review each scholarship carefully, and be aware of the potential for scholarship scams. Please see our Scholarships page for more information

Scholarship Opportunities   


   The Economic Secretariat Scholarship

Amount: $1000.00

UCC Deadline: October 15, 2018

Elegibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester when they are applying to receive the scholarship.
Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.

Application Instructions:  http://www.ecosecretariat.org/scholarship

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexWQQpAp6Ufj3I3O2VDEF2b6ODF3m8woptwzQHcjdqgjSLwg/viewform  

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Manfred L. Rathbun Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Technical training/ Associates Degree: $3000.00, Bachelors Degree $4500.00, Graduate Level $6000.00

UCC Deadline: Open until filled

Eligibility: Preference will be given to resident of Douglas County or who will receive their education in Douglas County.

Application Instructions: scholarship-2017.pdf

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Guaranteed Removals Scholarship

Amount: $1000.00

UCC Deadline: July 31, 2018

Eligibility: Students who have been accepted to an accredited college or university, and are studying in the field of criminology, law, computer science or studying in the legal field.

Application Instructions: Complete the online registration form, upload your acceptance letter, and in 500 words or less, tell us why you chose the specific field of study and how you plan to make a difference in the cyber world.

Application: https://guaranteedremovalsscholarship.com/application

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Travers Scholarship

Amount: $1250

UCC Deadline: December 31, 2018

Eligibility: Enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S. Enrolled at the graduate level, undergraduate level or your final year of high school. Aged seventeen (17) years or older. Completed metalworking classes in the last calendar year


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OppU Achievers Scholarship

Amount: $2500.00

UCC Deadline: March 31June 30September 30December 31, 2018

Eligibility: Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school   Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; Be a U.S. citizen.

Application: https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/?utm_source=Scholarships+Already+Contacted+Sort+913-1144&utm_campaign=180cfd2732-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4b27ceb0f5-180cfd2732-226504885

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Los Angeles DUI Attorney Scholarship

Amount: $1000.00

UCC Deadline: December 15, 2018

Eligibility: You have been diagnosed with diabetes (any type)

You have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in, an accredited college or university in the U.S. Undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome.
You carry at least a 3.0 GPA.
You must submit an official copy of your transcript, along with your application and essay using our online form.

Application: http://www.losangelesduiattorney.com/los-angeles-dui-attorney-diabetes-scholarship/

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 Zumper Apartments Scholarship

Amount: $1000

UCC Deadline: November 15, 2018 for Winter Term and April 1, 2019 for Spring Term

Eligibility: Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college in 2018 - 2019 is eligible to apply

To apply, please submit a short piece of 500 words in writing, that includes the following:

1. How you've impacted your fellow student body or community.
2. Housing advice for students at your school: What’s one piece of advice you would give first-time student renters?

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their application materials.

Application & Instructions: https://www.zumper.com/scholarship

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Newsome Melton Student Leadership Scholarship

Amount: $1500.00

UCC Deadline: December 15, 2018

Eligibility: 3.0 GPA;
History of leadership at school or in the community;
Enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college or university;
Complete essay on one of the topics listed below;
Submit unofficial transcript;
Submit resume documenting leadership experience, training, and accomplishments; and
Agree to the terms and conditions.

Application & Instructions: https://www.newsomelaw.com/student-leadership-scholarship/

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 Medical Malpractice Help Community Service Scholarship

Amount: $1500.00

UCC Deadline: December 15 2018

Eligibility: 3.0 GPA;
Documented history of community service;
Enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college or university;
Write and submit one 500- to 1,000-word essay from the topics below;
Complete and submit scholarship application;
Submit all documents in PDF form; and
Agree to the terms and conditions.

Application & Instructions: https://www.medicalmalpracticehelp.com/community-service-scholarship/

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 Cusabio Scholarship 2018

Amount: $500-$1000

UCC Deadline: September 18th, 2018


1. The applicants must be students who are studying for their bachelor's degree or master's degree in accredited colleges/universities.

2. Major/intended major must be biology/life sciences or related disciplines.

Application: https://www.cusabio.com/scholarship.html

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The Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship

Amount: $1000.00

UCC Deadline: September 15, 2018

Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship.
Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.

Application: https://www.masonfinance.com/scholarship/

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The FamilyAssets 2018 Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

UCC Deadline: August 15th, 2018


write a 1,500 word essay that addresses the following questions:

  • What is the most important lesson you have learned from providing elderly care?
  • How has working with seniors changed your outlook on life?
  • In your opinion, what can society do to improve the quality of life for seniors receiving care?

Please provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university. This can be a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill.

Application & Instructions: https://www.familyassets.com/scholarship

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Opulent Jewelers Scholarship

Amount: $1000

UCC Deadline: August 15, 2018

Eligibility: Enrollment in an accredited college or university. Write a 1000 word essay on:

  • When considering businesses in an oversaturated market, what do you think are important methods of gaining and keeping customer interest?
  • How do you think social media will affect future business platforms in relation to selling and advertising?
  • Considering your own purchasing habits, please outline what method of advertising you feel has the most impact on your purchasing decisions.

Application and Instructions: https://www.opulentjewelers.com/scholarship

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Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship

Amount: $500.00

UCC Deadline: September 1st 2018


This scholarship applies to students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America.

Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college, or university in the U.S.

Aged sixteen (16) years or older.

Open to all college, and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis.

Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (or equivalent)


Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) – unofficial transcripts accepted.

Completed application via email attached as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.

Submit an essay answering this year’s theme. If you are mailing in your submission, please use standard size 8.5 in. x 11 in. paper to submit your entry. If you are sending your essay via email, it must be typed and saved as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.

Proof of mobility disability i.e. doctor’s note. (applies to daily use of a mobility device)

A portrait image of yourself that will be posted online if you are chosen as a winner.


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Kalu Yala Scholarship

Amount: $1000.00

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Eligibility: High school senior that has been accepted into a college or university. Or
Current college or university student that is not in their final semester. This includes all education levels (undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate).

Application: To apply for this scholarship you must write a 500-word essay on the topic: “The Main Benefits of Studying Abroad”.                                                                                                                                                             http://kaluyalascholarship.com/

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 RevPart’s 2019 Spring STEM Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (winner), $250 (2 runner ups)

UCC Deadline: December 31st, 2018

Eligibility:  Any student that will be attending next year or is attending college. Science, Technology, Engineering or Math majors. Reside in U.S. 50 States

Application: https://revpart.com/scholarship/

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The PRINT IT Scholarship for Aspiring Content Creators

Amount: $500

UCC Deadline: January 11, 2019

Eligibility: Must be a resident of the U.S.A., enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Students must submit a short video (3:00 -10:00) that explains how their content will be engaging and tell a unique story. We believe that storytelling has relevance in all areas of life, therefore students pursuing any course study are welcome to apply as long as they clearly explain in their video how their content will offer a unique perspective.

Application: http://mmanuts.com/scholarships/

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The Chart Westcott Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

UCC Deadline: February 28th, 2019


Must be a current high school senior that has been accepted into a university or college, or a current undergraduate university or college student who has not yet reached their final year of study.

Application & Instructions: Chart Westcott wants to hear your answer to the question, “What is one of the best investments one can make in themselves?”, in 500 words or less. http://www.chartwestcottscholarship.com/

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Senior Living Scholarship

Amount: $1000

UCC Deadline: November 15th

Eligibility:You must be a student at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States, or a student pursuing a graduate or professional degree in the United States to be eligible. Proof of enrollment will be required before the scholarship is awarded. You may submit an essay that is between 750 and 4000 words on any topic related to senior living.

Application: https://www.seniorguidance.org/senior-living/scholarship/


Vietnam Veterans of America Umpqua Valley Chapter 805 Scholarship  - New!

Amount: $500

Deadline: Ongoing

What are the requirements?

  1. Applicant must be a Veteran. Honorably discharged, current active duty or inactive reservist.
  2. Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  3. Total family income must be under $50,000 annually
  4. Must be a student of Umpqua Community College

How do I apply?

       1.  Complete application below and submit to Vietnam Veterans of America Ump. Valley Chapter 805 .

View / Download the application form

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Southern Oregon Viticulture & Enology Scholarship - New!

Amount: Up to $2000

Deadline: Continuous

The Southern Oregon   Viticulture and Enology Scholarship is an Employer Match scholarship is   available for employees, including owners, of Oregon Vineyards/Wineries/Tasting   Rooms. The ERATH Family Foundation (EFF) established this scholarship to   increase the number of personnel in Southern Oregon leadership roles who have   a fundamental education in V&E.
Through a generous donation   by the EFF, vineyards and wineries can support and encourage their employees   to attend the Southern Oregon Wine Institute at Umpqua Community College by   matching up to $2,000 per academic year per student/employee, for a total of   up to $4,000 per academic year per student/employee.

How do I apply?

       1.  Complete application below and submit to Southern Oregon Wine Institute.

View / Download the introductory letter

View / Download the application form

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Honey McNamara - Contact
Scholarship & Donor Relations Coordinator
Phone: 541-440-7674

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