Available Scholarships for New Hope

This is a list of those scholarship funds managed by Josephine County Educational Fund (JCEF), Inc. While JCEF has made every effort to be as accurate as possible with descriptions, selection criteria, award amounts offered and selection details, changes may occur during the award cycle. Be aware that while a specific scholarship may be listed, it may not be awarded in this award cycle due to the variables beyond our control.

Unless otherwise instructed, apply on the JCEF application. In addition to this list, there’s a list of scholarships that require a separate, private application process. Find them under “Outside Scholarships” in the sidebar.

Unless otherwise noted, ALL scholarships have a deadline of Wednesday, Feb.10th 2018 


340. Chinese Heritage - Additional Essay Required

  • Award: $300
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors in Josephine County
  • Selection Criteria: Write a required typed essay of 300 words or less addressing the following question: Describe an experience or circumstance in which ethnic diversity had a meaningful impact on you.
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/
  • About the Scholarship: Established in January 1988 by Dr. Rosemary C. Lee Selinger to honor the contributions of Chinese pioneer families in Southern Oregon.


395. Julia Frantz Music Scholarship

  • Award: $300
  • Eligibility: Graduating Seniors (Diploma or GED) from Josephine County who plan to attend an accredited college, university or music conservatory.
  • Selection Criteria:  Financial need, school, community or private music instruction and similar factors are considered. Donor selects an annual recipient.
  • Other Requirements: Include a letter of reference or recommendation from the applicant's music teacher.
  • Use of Funds: The scholarship may be used for music lessons, music books, practice room expenses or similar needs as well as payment of tuition and/or fees at recipient's chosen college, university or music conservatory. Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. All other eligible expenses are reimbursable upon presentation of receipts to JCEF.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/
  • About the Scholarship: Established in 2006 by Marjorie Gallagher on behalf of the Rogue Valley Music Teachers Association (OMTA), the award was named in honor of Julia Frantz, a long-time music teacher at GPHS.


407. Grants Pass Genealogical Society - Additional Essay required

  • Award: $500
  • EligibilityGraduating Senior from Josephine County, Rogue River or Glendale High Schools. 
  • GPA: 3.0 or above GPA required.
  • Selection Criteria: Demonstrate community involvement via participation in community service with plans to attend an accredited college or university with an emphasis in History or Library Science.
  • Additional CriteriaHand write a 500-word essay on “The Importance of Family History Research
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/


437. Grants Pass Zonta Foundation Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: One $1500 renewable award up to four years totaling $6,000
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from Josephine County
  • GPA: 3.0 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Female student of academic promise who plans to major in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) related field.  Evidence of need is not required but may be considered.
  • Use of Funds: Any two or four-year accredited college, university or technical school of applicant’s choice. Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/The scholarship must be requested and used in the next academic year following its award. Students must be registered for 12 or more credits (full-time vs. part-time) each quarter or semester.
  • Renewal ProcessStudents are eligible for renewal if a minimum 3.0 GPA is maintained.  Include an unofficial transcript for academic year just completed. It should clearly include your name, school name, school’s mailing address and student ID number. Also, provide college registration documentation for the new academic year with your renewal request.
  • About the Scholarship: Established in 2016 by the Zonta Foundation and Zonta Club of Grants Pass, the club’s mission is to improve women’s lives through service and advocacy. The Grants Pass Zonta Foundation Memorial Scholarship honors past Zontians who died while active members of Zonta Club of Grants Pass.


449. Dual High School/Associate Degree Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from Josephine County that has satisfied the requirements for an earned Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree in any field of study at Rogue Community College. This scholarship is not for the Oregon Transfer Degree or Oregon Transfer Module.
  • Required Documentation for this scholarship: You must include a document from RCC Registrar's Office or RCC Counseling which confirms that you are on track to graduate. This is in lieu of attaching the RCC application for graduation form to your packet which can't be completed until Spring.
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/


451. Josephine County Home Builders Association Scholarship

  • Award: Up to $2500, competitively renewable for 4 years
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior (diploma or GED) from Josephine County that has been a resident for a minimum of three years planning to become a tradesperson
  • GPA: 2.0 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Career goals, academic achievement, employment history and financial need will be considered.
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship may be used to gain degree, certification or licensure in a trade field. Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or program for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books, supplies, and pre-approved employment related expenses upon presentation of receipts/syllabus to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemption: https://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/
  • Renewal Process: Scholarship is competitively renewable on an annual basis. Renewal is based upon satisfactory progress in trade program/education. Contact JCEF for renewal application in July of each year.


469. Josephine County Master Gardeners- Additional Essay Required

  • Award: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior (Diploma or GED) from Josephine County
  • GPA: 2.5 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Consideration given to students who plan to study horticulture, agronomy, botany, agricultural sciences, plant and environmental science or other green-related majors. High school classes and subjects taken, college and career goals, extra-curricular activities and community services are also important. Financial need and merit are also taken into consideration.
  • Additional Requirement: Include a one-page typed essay on your choice of vocation or profession. Also address how you have planned for the future and how your education will influence that future.
  • Use of Funds: Applicant must be accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, community college, or trade school in a degree program-taking at least 12 credits per term or planning to take a minimum of 12 credits. Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/


485. Marcy Anne Kightlinger Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors in Josephine County
  • Selection Criteria: Awarded to students who have shown distinguished participation in artistic and/or technical activities in the field of drama. Both school and community involvement is considered. Scholastic ability and financial need are not criteria for this award.
  • Other Requirements: A letter, program, and/or drama credits should be attached as proof of involvement.
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/
  • About this Scholarship: Established by the Kightlinger Family, the scholarship honors the memory of Marcy Anne, a HVHS senior who was killed in a car accident. She was active in drama, performing in plays both at the high school and Barnstormer's Theater. The Barnstormer's Theater holds an annual festival in Marcy's name as a fundraiser.


515. Rogue Valley Detachment #386 Marine Corps League Scholarship

  • Award: Four $500 Awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors in Josephine County and Rogue River
  • Selection Criteria: At least one parent, legal guardian or grandparent who is an active duty or honorably discharged veteran from any branch of the US military. Former Young Marine members from the Rogue Valley, Camp White or Southern Oregon Young Marine units are also eligible to apply. An applicant's academic record, character, citizenship, leadership and financial need are all taken into consideration.
  • Use of Funds: Any accredited institution the recipient is attending full time.  Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/


525. Middle Rogue Steelheaders Scholarship

  • Award: $2000
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from Josephine County
  • Selection Criteria: Meets the acceptance requirements of the chosen college, technical institute or university. Applicant should be seeking a career in an environmental science such as biology, fishery, forestry etc.
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/
  • About the Scholarship: 2018 is the second year for this scholarship award.  The Middle Rogue Steelheaders is headquartered in Grants Pass.  Its primary purpose are to conserve, protect and restore cold water fisheries and their watersheds.  We are a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organization.  It functions for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. See http://www.rogue-steelheaders.org to learn more.


566. Nugget Baseball

  • Award: $250
  • Eligibility Graduating Senior from Josephine County, Rogue River or Glendale
  • GPA: 2.5 or above
  • Selection Criteria: Played varsity baseball, has demonstrated leadership in co-curricular activities,  and is involved in community service.
  • Use of Funds: Any accredited community college, university, or trade school program. Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/


675. Three Rivers Medical Center Fitness Club

  • Award: Two $500 awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior who is, or whose parent is employed by the Asante Health System. Current youth volunteers or any employees who are returning to school are also eligible.
  • Selection Criteria: Recipients demonstrate leadership in co-curricular activities, strong academics and job performance if an employee. Important to list name of parent who is employed by Asante.
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemption: https://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/


681. Trinity Home Care Scholarship

  • Award: Three $5,000 awards annually
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors in Josephine County and Rogue River
  • GPA: 3.0 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Participation in the Trinity Home Care Volunteer Program. Need, academic ability, character and citizenship, involvement in extra-curricular activities and/or work experience are considered.
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients' college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement. Scholarship may be used at accredited one, two or four-year trade, technical, professional or vocational schools and colleges or apprenticeship programs.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/