Available Scholarships for North Valley

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 Tuesday, January 9th, 2018.


128. College Dreams Leadership Scholarship

  • Award: Four $100 scholarships
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior at GPHS, HVHS, IVHS and NVHS.
  • GPA: 3.0 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Participation in College Dreams program, demonstrated financial need and participation in some kind of leadership activities.
  • 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/


130. College Dreams Alumni Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, North Valley, Hidden Valley and Illinois Valley High Schools that have participated in the College Dreams Program.
  • Selection Criteria: Student that demonstrates a commitment to paying it forward and performing community service.
  • Use of Funds: May be used at any accredited two or four year colleges, trade or technical schools, or for training in an accredited apprenticeship 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/


325. Amaranthus Family Foundation, Math & Science Scholarship

  • Award: Two $1,500 annual awards- Renewable for 4 Years ($6,000 total value)
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley and North Valley High Schools.
  • GPA: 3.5 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Applicants majoring in math or science at an accredited two or four year college or university. Selection preference is given to applicants who are children or grandchildren of current employees of Mycorrhizal Applications, retirees, recent past employees, associates or suppliers of the Grants Pass-based company.
  • Use of Funds:  Award may also be used for books and required class supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • 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.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/


328. Barbara Ashbridge Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $300
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from North Valley High School
  • Selection Criteria: Awarded to a student who exhibits the same hard-working responsibility and joyful zest for life which Barbara Ashbridge shared with her community, and plans to pursue a career as a nurse or work in a related capacity with patients in the medical or dental health care fields.
  • 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:  Barbara Ashbridge worked as a nurse for many years and was known for showering kindness, compassion and tenderness on every human being she came in contact with. She was giving, hard-working, honest and kind. Her three sons, Joe, Jeff and Jay Ashbridge graduated from NVHS. She died September 29, 1987. The memorial scholarship was established to honor her memory and is perpetually endowed.


329. Busch Family Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley, North Valley, Rogue River or Glendale High Schools to attend an accredited college, school or university with an emphasis in Business or Finance.
  • GPA: 2.5 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Student who best exemplifies leadership in service to others, scholastic ability, and good character. Demonstrates participation in their church.
  • 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 to honor Bob and Sodelbia Busch, active participants in the community and church since 1952, as well as Co-founder and Treasurer of JCEF.


331. Colin Beard Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: Variable
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from North Valley High School
  • Selection Criteria: Involved in sports and attending a four-year accredited school.
  • 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: This memorial scholarship was established in 2005 by Katie Rutherford and Larry Beard to honor the memory of their son, Colin Beard. Marty Bauer of Portola Properties was also a catalyst in establishing the scholarship. Larry Beard taught at North Valley High School for many years.


336. Helen Betancourt Scholarship

  • Award: Two $1,000 awards annually
  • Eligibility Graduating senior from Josephine County
  • Selection CriteriaOne scholarship is to be awarded to a male, and one to a female. Applicants must be planning to attend a college, university or vocational school of their choice, demonstrate financial need and satisfy eligibility requirements stated above.
  • 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/
  • About this Scholarship: This is a student scholarship fund designated by the Grants Pass-based Four Way Community Foundation, from the Estate of Helen Betancourt who died in 1995. Grant administration is under the direction of the Josephine County Educational Fund (JCEF).


339. Caveman Kiwanis Club Scholarship

  • Award: Four $1,250 awards annually
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass High School, Hidden Valley High School, Illinois Valley High School and North Valley High
  • GPA: 3.5 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Proof of community service projects. Need is also a consideration for this award. Preference for attendance at an Oregon college.
  • 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/


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.


343. Children Are Our Future Scholarship

  • Award: $250
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from Glendale High School, Illinois Valley, North Valley, or Hidden Valley High Schools
  • Selection Criteria: Applicant must plan to become an elementary school teacher
  • 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/


347. Ann & Wirt Cogswell Scholarship

  • Award:  Four $2,000 Awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass High School, North Valley High School, Hidden Valley High School and Illinois Valley High School
  • Selection Criteria: Students must plan to attend a college other than RCC for the first year of college or be working towards a degree at any college (except RCC) in the case of renewal. Students who apply must have a good scholastic record (2.5 GPA requirement), demonstrate financial need, have good citizenship and respect the law. Selection preference will be given to students who have not received other scholarships.
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship funds may be used for payment of tuition and fees at any accredited college, university or vocational school at which applicants have been accepted, but must not be planning to attend RCC.* The scholarship must be used in the next academic year and recipients must take at least 9 credits each term.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/. 
  • Renewals: The RCC Foundation will continue to administer the Renewal process for Year 2, 3 and 4 of the Ann & Wirt Cogswell Any University Scholarship. Keep in mind that all RCC Foundation correspondence with scholarship recipients is done through email. A renewal application will be emailed. It is each recipients' responsibility to notify RCC Foundation of any email changes from year to year so renewal applications go out on a timely basis.
  • *Note: There is an additional and separate Cogswell scholarship program with awards given specifically for attendance at RCC. These scholarships are available through the RCC Foundation. Apply at: www.rccfoundation.org or check with Scholarship staff, counselors or the College/Career Center at your school for further information.


349. Jennie Cook Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors in Josephine County that have participated in the performing arts.
  • GPA: 2.5 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Has shown outstanding participation in artistic and/or technical activities in performing arts. Both school and community involvement are considered. Applicants should be pursuing a career in performing arts.
  • 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/


352. Robert Copeland Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from Grants Pass High School, Hidden Valley High School, Illinois Valley High School or North Valley High School.
  • GPA: Applicants should have a GPA within academic range of 2.0 to 3.2.
  • Selection Criteria:  Planned attendance at an accredited school, college or university upon graduation. Demonstrated proof of co-curricular involvement in school and in the community.
  • 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/


355. Justin Cutino Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from North Valley High School
  • Selection Criteria: Awarded to a student that displays outstanding creativity, dedication, and excellence in a chosen vocational, trade, or technical field of endeavor as a student. Must plan a career in the industrial or vocational technology fields or vocational trades. Applicants chosen career interests may include but are not limited to: auto/diesel/aircraft mechanics, machinists, millwrights, welders, heating and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians, and/or the skilled trades (carpenters, plumbers, electricians, pipefitters, stonemasons, or related professions.)
  • Other Requirements: Must include one letter of recommendation from a vocational, industrial technology teacher
  • Use of Funds: The scholarship may be used to obtain post-secondary education and training at accredited one, two or four-year trade, technical, professional or vocational schools and colleges or, for union supported apprenticeship programs or, for business/employer direct-hire programs-need letter from employer. 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/


363. Ricky P. Del Fiorentino Memorial Scholarship

  • Award; Four $250 awards annually
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass High School, North Valley High School, Hidden Valley High School, and Illinois Valley High School.
  • GPA; Must be satisfactory to be accepted at the applicant’s school of choice.
  • Selection Criteria: Plans to attend an accredited post-secondary college, university or technical school and is planning a career in public service, where applicant desires to do a job that gives back to their community in some way. Selection preference shown to applicants with a documented history of volunteer and/or community service.
  • 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: The Del Fiorentino family established the memorial scholarship in the spring of 2016 to honor the memory of Ricky P. Del Fiorentino, a deputy sheriff in Mendocino County, Calif. who died in the line of duty on March 19, 2014. Ricky was involved in law enforcement for 26 years.


373. Financial Advisors of Edward Jones Investments

  • Award: $250
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from Grants Pass High School, North Valley High School, or Hidden Valley High School.
  • GPA: 3.75 or higher GPA
  • Selection Criteria: Student must exemplify leadership in service to others, scholastic ability, and good character with plans to pursue a degree with an emphasis on personal financial planning. 
  • 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/


380. First Student Scholarship

  • Award: Three $1,500 Awards Annually
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors in Three Rivers School District
  • GPA: 3.0 and above
  • Selection Criteria: 3.0 or higher GPA; with focus on financial need plus character recommendation. Preference is given to students going to vocational schools or community colleges.
  • 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, needed school supplies including tools or clothing needed for vocational programs, upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/


385. Flaming Family Scholarship in Memory of Lucy Flaming

  • Award: Five $1,000 awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating Seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley, North Valley or Rogue Rover High Schools.
  • GPA: 2.5 and above
  • Selection Criteria: need, academic ability, character and citizenship, involvement in extra-curricular activities and/or work experience.
  • 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/


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.


405. Mike Grant Memorial Wrestling Scholarship

  • Award: $1000
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley and North Valley High Schools who are wrestling athletes.
  • Selection Criteria: Applicants have completed four seasons of high school wrestling, plan to pursue post-secondary education and participate in collegiate wrestling.
  • 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: Memorial scholarship established in 2004 in memory of Mike Grant, an accomplished wrestler from the GP Class of 1966.


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/


408. Grants Pass Active Club

  • Award: Multiple $750 awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley and North Valley High Schools who are in the top 10% of the class.
  • Selection Criteria: Academics, activities, and proof of service to the community are the main criteria for this scholarship. Recipients must also be good all-around students. Special consideration is given to students who fall through the cracks or, who may not be eligible for need-based financial aid because family income is deemed too high.
  • 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/


409. Grants Pass Clinic

  • Award: Three $3,000 awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley and North Valley High Schools
  • GPA: 2.75 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Interest in pursuing a health care career. Planning to attend an accredited two or four year college, community college, or technical school.
  • Other Requirements: A signed income verification form may be required from recipients of the award.
  • 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/


412. Grants Pass Kiwanis Club Scholarship

  • Award: Eight $1,000 awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley and North Valley High Schools.
  • GPA: 3.0 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Academics, activities, and proof of service to the community are the main criteria for this scholarship. Recipients must be a good all-around students. Preference shown to Key Club members for selective Key Club scholarships awarded by the club.
  • 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/


413. Grants Pass Lions Club

  • Award: Three $500 awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley and North Valley High Schools that have been selected as a Lions Club Student of the Month during the academic year.
  • Selection Criteria: High achievement in academic work, extra-curricular activities and work in the community are criteria used in selecting the Students of the Month.
  • 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/


414. Grants Pass/Douglas County Assoc. of Realtors

  • Award: Four $500 awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley, North Valley and Rogue Rover High Schools.
  • GPA: Overall GPA of 2.0 and above, with at least a 3.0 GPA and above in vocational courses
  • Selection Criteria: Applicants plan a career in the vocational or technical fields and have taken vocational technology courses. Must include one reference from a vocational tech teacher.
  • Use of Funds: May be used at any accredited two or four year colleges, trade or technical schools, or for training in an accredited apprenticeship 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/


435. Grants Pass Rotary Club- Additional Essay Required

  • Award: Four $2,000 awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley and North Valley High Schools.
  • Selection Criteria:  Scholastic achievement, community service, school activities and work experience.   
  • Other Requirements: Include a personally written essay of approximately 500 words relating to the application of Rotary’s Four-Way Test as it applies to the student’s life. The Four-Way Test of things we say and do is as follows: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendship? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? 
  • 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/


470. Josephine County Medical Society

  • Award: Four $1,000 awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley and North Valley High Schools.
  • Selection Criteria: Applicants interested in pursuing a medical career which involves direct patient contact. Such career paths would include physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) physician assistants (PA’s), nurse practitioners (NP’s) and physical therapists. As doctors and nurses are in shortest supply in our area, those applications are of special interest. Additional consideration to need, GPA, class rank, quality of biography, evidence of success in such sciences as biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and emergency medicine at the high school level, and SAT scores.
  • 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/


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.


488. Knights Of Columbus—Doran Taylor Family

  • Award: Variable
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley, North Valley and Rogue Rover High Schools.
  • GPA: 2.5 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Students must attend a Catholic college in any state and be an active member of the Catholic Church. Preference may be shown to applicants who have been involved in parish and youth programs. Other selection criteria include: academic ability (GPA and SAT scores considered), need, character and citizenship. There is no restriction on course of study.
  • 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/


489. Knights Of Columbus—A. P. Valtakis Memorial

  • Award: Variable
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley, North Valley and Rogue Rover High Schools.
  • GPA: 2.5 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Students must attend a college or university in Oregon and be an active member of the Catholic Church. Preference may be shown to applicants who have been involved in parish and youth programs. Other selection criteria include: academic ability (GPA and SAT scores considered), need, character and citizenship. There is no restriction on course of study.
  • 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: In 1991, Rosemary Valtakis, widow of A.P. (Von) Valtakis who was a Knights of Columbus member, donated $20,000 to endow a scholarship in her husband's name. The first awards were made in 1992.


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.


540. Jan Newton - Isaac Memorial

  • Award: Variable
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley and North Valley High Schools that have a physical or mental challenge
  • Other Requirements: One of the letters of recommendation must be from a Special Education teacher at applicant's school.
  • 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/


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/


570. Oregon School Employees Association Chapter #22

  • Award: Variable
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Hidden Valley , North Valley and Illinois Valley High
  • whose parent is a member of the OSEA local chapter and who works for the Three Rivers School District.
  • Selection Criteria: Based on GPA, school and community activities.
  • 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/


595. Kim Plunkett Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior Female senior athlete from North Valley High School
  • Selection Criteria:  In your application: list the sports played, the varsity letters earned and years played for each sport. These factors are given strongest consideration in selecting a recipient.
  • Use of Funds: The recipient, upon written notification to JCEF will be issued a check payable to them, unless the recipient wishes it to sent to the college or university for payment of tuition and/or fees.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/
  • About the Scholarship: Established by the parents of Kim Plunkett in 2011 to honor the memory of their daughter.


622. Rip Rapose Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from any Josephine County public high school.
  • GPA: 2.0 and above or strong extenuating circumstances.
  • Selection Criteria: Plans to attend RCC and major in Manufacturing Technology, includes but is not limited to: CNC machining, welding, auto shop and/or mechanics of any type, robotics, construction, blue print and CAD programming.
  • Use of Funds: Rogue Community College (RCC) only. 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 2013 to honor the memory of Rip Rapose, a former CNC machining instructor at RCC for many years.


645. Siskiyou Insurance Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from North Valley, Hidden Valley and Illinois Valley High Schools who have an Individual Development Account (IDA) with College Dreams.
  • Selection Criteria: Academics, participation in co-curricular activities, and community service 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.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/


657. Sodexo Food Service Scholarship

  • Award: Three $500 Awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from North Valley, Hidden Valley or Illinois Valley High Schools
  • GPA: 2.5 GPA.
  • Selection Criteria: Based on need and academic potential.
  • 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/


660. Rogue River Watershed Council

  • Award: Two $500 Awards or one $1,000 Award
  • Eligibility: Graduating Seniors in Josephine County
  • GPA: Meets acceptance requirements of the recipients' chosen college, technical school or university.
  • Selection Criteria: Applicants should seek to pursue a career in natural resource management preferably fisheries biology, wildlife biology, hydrology but also including environmental science, environmental studies, forestry, environmental engineering, 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: First established in 2014 by the Stream Restoration Alliance of the Middle Rogue in Josephine County. The four independent watershed councils: Bear Creek Watershed Council, Little Butte Creek Watershed Council, Upper Rogue Watershed Association and the Stream Restoration Alliance of the Middle Rogue merged in 2015. The new name for the unified is Rogue River Watershed Council.  The 501 (c) (3) non profit works to restore instream and streamside habitat, improve water quality and encourages members to become stewards of the Rogue River and its tributaries. Office: 89 Alder Street, Central Point, OR 97502. Phone: 541-664-1070.


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/


680. Myrt Trickey Scholarship

  • Award: Four $500 Awards
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley, North Valley and Rogue River High Schools.
  • Selection Criteria: Academic achievement, financial need, school activities and extra-curricular activities.  Eligible students may be choosing a traditional academic major or plan to pursue a trade or technical career at an accredited vocational school.
  • Use of Funds: Recipients may use the award at any accredited vocational school as well as any accredited college or university at which they have been accepted. Funds must be used in the current school year following the award to pay for books and supplies upon presentation of receipts for expenses incurred, or may be sent to the school directly for payment of tuition/fees upon receipt of a letter confirming registration.
  • Redemptionhttps://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/


735. Wiseman Scholarship- Additional Essay Required

  • Award: Four $1,000 awards annually
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from Grants Pass High School, North Valley High School, Hidden Valley High School or Illinois Valley High School
  • GPA: 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Selection Criteria: Must have attended all four years of high school within Josephine County, demonstrate extracurricular involvement, illustrate integrity, and not have received more than two other scholarships.  
  • Additional Criteria:
    1. Write an essay (1 page, minimum, typed, on each topic).
      • Why does kindness matter? Describe a specific time you've received or given it
      • What is a valuable piece of wisdom that you would share with incoming freshman that you wish you would have known?
    2. OPTIONAL: 2-minute (maximum) video. *this does not need to be a high quality video. iPhone/smartphone videos are more than acceptable! Answering at least one of these questions:
      • What does humanity mean to you and describe a time you illustrated it
      • Who inspires you and why?
  • Use of Funds: Accredited 2 or 4-year school. 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: The late Co-Founder of Dutch Bros., Dane Boersma, has continued to have an impact throughout the company and communities to this day. Known as the Wise Man, Dane exemplified what it meant to have integrity, heart and compassion in whatever he did. In honor of Dane, The Wiseman Scholarship was built to recognize the youth in our community who illustrate the same traits and strive to make the world a better place.  


914. GEAR UP Scholarship

  • Award: Multiple $2,500 Awards
  • Eligibility: Graduates of North Valley High School and Glendale High School who participated in the GEAR UP program during active years of the GEAR UP grant. All students who complete full JCEF application and graduate will receive the scholarship.
  • Selection Criteria: Applicants must be planning on pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited two or four year college, university, technical or vocational school and been accepted into the school or program of their choice.
  • Redemption:
    • Go to:  https://www.jocoeducationalfund.org. Click on the Scholarships tab on the main tool bar, select either NVHS or Glendale from the drop down menu. Click on GEAR UP Scholarship. Scroll past the informational letter to the Student Contact Form which follows. Fill out all the fields on the form including your graduating year. Press Submit.
  • Disbursement: Renewable for 4 years. Disbursed as follows: $1,000-the first year; $500-the second, third and fourth year. Other questions: call us at 541-476-2196.
  • About the Scholarship: JCEF administers the GEAR UP scholarship through a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation and the State of Oregon GEAR UP Program.


Association of Three Rivers School District Administrators

  • Award: $300
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from IVHS, NVHS, or HVHS who will be attending an accredited 2-4 year college or university.
  • Selection criteria: Demonstrated academic excellence (high GPA and SAT score), participation in school activities/leadership and community service. Financial need is not a consideration.
  • Selection process: School submits the top five students. Preference shown to sons/daughters of TRSD administrators.
  • Redemption: Lisa Cross, TRSD Accounting at 541-862-3111, X5260.
  • Award details: Check is presented at Awards Ceremony or, given to the student upon proof of enrollment.
  • About the Scholarship: This scholarship also honors the memory of  Jo Harrison.


Grants Pass Association of Classified Employees

  • Award: Variable, multiple
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from GPHS
  • GPA: Must have a GPA of at least 2.0
  • Selection Criteria: Open to graduating seniors who are children of members of the Association.
  • Application: Use JCEF application and submit it to the Association Committee through the student’s school no later than April 15th.
  • Redemption Process: Scholarship payment is made directly to the college after a class schedule/registration and signed voucher is submitted to the Association Treasurer.


Josephine County Young Farmers - Due April 1

  • Award: Two $750 awards
  • Eligibility: Open to graduating seniors planning a major in an agriculture related field and involved in 4-H and/or FFA. Applicants must participate in the Josephine County Jr. Livestock program.
  • Selection Criteria: Applicants must have participated in either 4-H or FFA. Selection preference given to applicants who participate in the Josephine County Jr. Livestock program or have shown animals at the fair.
  • Other instructions: Apply on the JCEF application. Fill it out completely. Don’t leave empty spaces.
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018.
  • Mail all applications to: Gregg & Wilma Hyde, 501 Panther Gulch Rd., Williams, OR 97544 by the 2017 deadline.
  • Redemption Process:  Contact Darlene Byrd at: 541-476-0410 or send a written request to Darlene Byrd, 2626 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, Or 97527. Funds will be sent directly to the student or the school upon receipt of confirmed registration/enrollment evidenced by assignment of student ID number.


Manzanita Elementary School Scholarship

  • Award: Variable
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from North Valley High School
  • Selection Criteria: Must have attended Manzanita in grade 5. Student may attend any accredited post-secondary institution.


Rogue Valley Dental Society

  • Award: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Open to a graduating senior in one of the four Josephine County High Schools: GP, HV, IV and NV High Schools and Rogue River High School in Jackson County.
  • Selection Criteria: Applicants should be interested in a career in the health sciences with a particular interest in the dental field. The scholarship will be awarded based primarily on academic achievement but financial need will also be considered.
  • Selection Process: Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Rogue Valley Dental Society.
  • Scholarship Award: A Rogue Valley Dental Society member presents the scholarship at the Recipient's school's annual  Scholarship Recognition Event.


W. Irving Baldini

  • Award: Variable
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from North Valley High School
  • Selection Criteria: Student planning a career in law enforcement
  • Redemption Process: Contact Tiffany Clark in counseling for detailed information.


Women Of The Moose Health Awareness Scholarship-Chapter 2075 (Merlin)

  • Award: $250 award
  • Eligibility: Open to graduating seniors at the four public high schools in Josephine County  which include Grants Pass High, Hidden Valley High, Illinois Valley High and North Valley High, with an Interest in health and/or medical field professions.
  • GPA: 3.5 minimum GPA required.
  • Selection Criteria: Interest in health or medical field professions.  Majors in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, nutrition, dental hygiene, occupational health and allied health technician areas (such as EMTs, X-ray or lab technicians) are examples of majors that meet the scholarship award criteria. Need is also considered.
  • Selection Process: High school counselors screen and forward applications to the donor for final selection.
  • Redemption: Contact Women of the Moose, PO Box 1112, Merlin, Oregon 97532 to redeem the scholarship. Physical Address: 330 Merlin Ave., Merlin OR 97532. Main Lodge: 541-474-2833.