Available Scholarships for Rogue River HS

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.


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.


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/


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/


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/


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/


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/


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/


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.


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.