Non-Profit Scholarships

Below is a list of our current non-profit scholarships and sponsors. Information includes the first year the scholarship was offered, the typical number of scholarships awarded each year, the average amount per scholarship, the reason behind the scholarship and student eligibility information. 

We encourage you to click on the sponsor logos to visit their websites and support these local organizations! 

* Scholarship amounts listed may change at any time.  

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Black Butte Ranch Art Guild Scholarship

Black Butte Ranch Art Guild

Donor Since:

2009

# Scholarships Per Year:

1-3

Amount Per Scholarship:

$1,000-$3,000

Description: 

The Black Butte Ranch Art Guild would like to present one or more scholarships to Sisters High School graduates intending to enroll as a Visual Arts major in a post-high school program.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university to major in the visual arts. Examples of Visual Arts majors may include, among others: interior design, architecture, fashion design, graphic design, film making, set design, as well as traditional fine arts majors. Applicants are required to submit two recommendations: one from a school staff member and one from an art teacher, practitioner, or mentor familiar with your work. Applicants must also write an essay in response to one of the following questions: “What inspires you as an artist?” or “What makes you original as an artist?” The BBR Art Guild Committee may interview completed applicants.

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Elizabeth Danforth/P.E.O. Chapter FS Scholarship

P.E.O. Chapter FS 

Donor Since:

2015

# Scholarships Per Year:

1

Amount Per Scholarship:

$2,000

Description: 

P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to helping women increase their opportunities through higher education. While they value scholastic accomplishments, strength of purpose and financial need are high priorities for the organization.

Eligibility: 

A female graduating senior planning to attend any accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or fouryear college or university in Oregon who demonstrates financial need. Applicants are required to submit one recommendation. Possible interview by a panel of members of the P.E.O. Sisters Chapter FS. This scholarship will be paid at the beginning of the recipient’s sophomore year. The scholar must provide a copy of her transcript from the previous year showing a 2.5 or better GPA.

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Jim Gentry Memorial Scholarship

Sisters - Camp Sherman Fire District

Donor Since:

2009

# Scholarships Per Year:

3-6

Amount Per Scholarship:

$1,000-$2,000

Description: 

This scholarship was created in the memory of Chaplain Jim Gentry, who served as the Chaplain to the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university who is heavily involved in high school and community activities. This scholarship will require an interview during the application review process.

OSEA - Carlos Valdez Memorial Scholarship

Oregon School Employees Association

Donor Since:

2010

# Scholarships Per Year:

1-3

Amount Per Scholarship:

$500-$1,000

Description: 

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university whose parent/guardian is a dues paying classified employee O.S.E.A. member in Sisters School District.

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P.E.O. GH Scholarship

P.E.O. Chapter GH

Donor Since:

TBD

# Scholarships Per Year:

1

Amount Per Scholarship:

$2,000

Description: 

The purpose of this scholarship is to help women increase their opportunities through higher education. P.E.O. is a philanthropic and educational organization that values high scholastic accomplishments.

Eligibility: 

Any female graduating senior planning to attend any accredited four-year college or university in Oregon who has maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA during their freshman year of college. Applicants are required to submit one recommendation. The P.E.O. Scholarship Selection Committee will interview completed applicants during the application review process. This scholarship will be paid at the beginning of the recipient’s sophomore year. The scholar must provide a copy of their transcript from the previous year showing a 2.5 or better GPA.

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Pegasus Scholarship

General Fund Donations to Sisters GRO

Donor Since:

2008

# Scholarships Per Year:

1-7

Amount Per Scholarship:

$500

Description: 

The Pegasus Scholarship is an eclectic award to students who have either evolved from various adverse situations, who have demonstrated honorable character traits or who have exhibited resiliency. Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology, symbolizes power, speed, flight, and imagination. Sisters GRO would like to recognize these students for their tenacity and gritty attitudes. This scholarship is a simple gift of to say we see your efforts, we know you, we believe in you. We hope this will help you take flight in your future learning experiences.

Eligibility: 

All students are automatically eligible.

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S.E.A. Faculty Award

Sisters Education Association

Donor Since:

TBD

# Scholarships Per Year:

1-3

Amount Per Scholarship:

$250-$500

Description: 

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university who has maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA. The applicant’s parent/guardian must be a certified employee of the Sisters School District. One female and one male student will be awarded.

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SHS Leadership by Example Scholarship

General Fund Donations to Sisters GRO

Donor Since:

2018

# Scholarships Per Year:

1-5

Amount Per Scholarship:

$500

Description: 

The best leaders lead by example. Our SHS award recognizes students who lead by example in their extracurricular activities at school and the Sisters community. They demonstrate their leadership by working hard, being kind to others and making everyone around them better.

Eligibility: 

All students are automatically eligible.

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Sisters Community Church Scholarship

Sisters Community Church

Donor Since:

2016

# Scholarships Per Year:

1

Amount Per Scholarship:

$2,000

Description: 

This scholarship is being offered by the Men’s Ministry of the Sisters Community Church for the purpose of encouraging Christian graduates of SHS to attend a faith-based college or university of their choice where the curriculum is based on the premise of the Bible as truth and taught by professors who believe in God as their personal savior.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited Evangelical Christian educational institution who has maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants are required to submit two recommendations, one from a teacher/coach and one from the leader/pastor of a Christian religious organization.

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Sisters Confucius Classroom Scholarship

Confucius Institute

Donor Since:

2016

# Scholarships Per Year:

1-3

Amount Per Scholarship:

$1,000-$6,000

Description: 

This is a scholarship open to those that have studied Chinese at SHS and wish to continue their studies either as a major or minor at a four-year university.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university who demonstrates financial need and plans to major or minor in Chinese. Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of high school credit of Chinese language.

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Sisters Folk Festival/Americana Project Performing Arts Scholarship

Sisters Folk Festival, Inc. 

Donor Since:

2014

# Scholarships Per Year:

1-3

Amount Per Scholarship:

$250-$1,500

Description: 

The Sisters Folk Festival, Inc.’s Americana Project is providing scholarships to Sisters High School students who have participated in performing or visual arts while attending high school. Preference will be given to those applicants who have also participated in activities related to the Americana Project.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university with preference given to those continuing their education in performing arts. Preference will also be given to those who participated in activities related to the Americana Project. Portfolio: Music recordings, compositions, finished instrument, etc. as available.

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Sisters Folk Festival/Americana Project Visual Arts Scholarship

Sisters Folk Festival, Inc. 

Donor Since:

2014

# Scholarships Per Year:

1-4

Amount Per Scholarship:

$250-$1,500

Description: 

The Sisters Folk Festival, Inc.’s Americana Project is providing scholarships to Sisters High School students who have participated in performing or visual arts while attending high school. Preference will be given to those applicants who have also participated in activities related to the Americana Project.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend any accredited trade, technical/vocational school, twoor four-year college or university with preference given to those continuing their education in visual arts. Preference will also be given to those who participated in activities related to the Americana Project. Portfolio: Submit your Americana Project, SHS art class or other artwork.

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Sisters GRO Endowment for Dreams Scholarship

Endowment Funds; Donations and Oregon Community Foundation Grant

Donor Since:

2011

# Scholarships Per Year:

1

Amount Per Scholarship:

$2,500

Description: 

Through fundraising efforts of Sisters GRO over the past several years and the generous donations of community members, Sisters GRO is proud to continue this endowed scholarship opportunity.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university who demonstrates financial need and maintains a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5. Applicants are required to submit one recommendation. Finalists may be interviewed during the application review process.

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Sisters High School - Visual Arts Scholarship

Sisters High School Art Department

Donor Since:

2011

# Scholarships Per Year:

1-2

Amount Per Scholarship:

$500-$1,000

Description: 

The Sisters High School Art Department would like to present one or two scholarships to seniors graduating from SHS.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university to pursue a degree in visual arts. This includes but is not limited to: graphic art, interior design, architecture, fashion design, art education, and traditional fine arts. Applicants must have taken at least two semesters of visual arts classes. Portfolio: Submit up to 6 pieces (or photographs) of work in any medium to be reviewed by a selected group of staff and artists representing SHS.

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Sisters Kiwanis & Glenn Keeran Scholarships

Kiwanis Club of Sisters, Oregon

Donor Since:

2009

# Scholarships Per Year:

7-15

Amount Per Scholarship:

$500-$3,000

Description: 

The Kiwanis Club of Sisters offers this scholarship to students who have exhibited involvement and interest in community service activities.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university with a minimum 2.5 GPA who demonstrates financial need. Applicants are required to submit at least one recommendation from a community service leader (or someone who can speak to the applicant’s community service activities).

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Sisters Rodeo Association Scholarship

Sisters Rodeo Association

Donor Since:

2009

# Scholarships Per Year:

3

Amount Per Scholarship:

$2,500

Description: 

The Sisters Rodeo Association provides scholarships to those who have exhibited a commitment to the Sisters community through their volunteer involvement, have shown a good work ethic in their school and community, and have demonstrated an attitude and aptitude to be successful in post-high school educational choices.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend any accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university who has maintained a minimum 3.2 GPA and demonstrates financial need. Applicants are required to submit two recommendations, one from school (a teacher, coach, etc.) and one community- or work-related. The recommendations must reflect the student’s community commitment, work ethic, and attitude/aptitude for potential success in his/her post-high school educational choices.

Sisters Rotary Foundation Academic Scholarship

Sisters Rotary Foundation

Donor Since:

2013

# Scholarships Per Year:

2

Amount Per Scholarship:

$2,000

Description: 

The students selected will have demonstrated in daily life the Rotary Four-Way Test, which is: Of everything we think, say, or do: 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university who has maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must have a proven track record of community service projects performed over the last two years which provided a positive impact. Applicants are required to submit two recommendations: one from a school faculty member and one from a community leader or co-worker/supervisor

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Sisters Rotary Foundation Vocational Scholarship

Sisters Rotary Foundation

Donor Since:

2013

# Scholarships Per Year:

1

Amount Per Scholarship:

$1,000

Description: 

The students selected will have demonstrated in daily life the Rotary Four-Way Test, which is: Of everything we think, say, or do: 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university to focus on vocational training who has maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must have a proven track record of community service projects performed over the last two years which provided a positive impact. Applicants are required to submit two recommendations: one from a school faculty member and one from a community leader or co-worker/supervisor.

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Sisters Schools Foundation Scholarship

Sisters Schools Foundation

Donor Since:

TBD

# Scholarships Per Year:

2

Amount Per Scholarship:

$1,000

Description: 

The Sisters Schools Foundation provides funding to enhance, enrich, and supplement academic excellence throughout the Sisters School District.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university. This scholarship will be awarded to a senior who has been engaged in community service projects. Applicants are required to submit one recommendation from a supervisor involved with one of the applicant’s community service projects.

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SOQS Arts and Design Enrichment Scholarship

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Donor Since:

2018

# Scholarships Per Year:

1

Amount Per Scholarship:

$1,000

Description: 

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) is providing a scholarship to recognize and honor Sisters High School graduating seniors who desire to pursue college enrichment classes in the area of art and/or design. These classes may lead to a degree in art, design, or business, but this is not required.

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to attend an accredited trade, technical/vocational school, two- or four-year college or university. While it is not a requirement, it is expected that the recipient of this scholarship will take enrichment classes in Art and/or Design. Applicants are required to submit two recommendations from non-family members who know of the applicant’s art and/or design interests and aspirations. Finalists may be interviewed during the application review process. Portfolio: Submit Art and/or Design projects.

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Three Sisters Lions Club Scholarship

Three Sisters Lions Club

Donor Since:

TBD

# Scholarships Per Year:

2-5

Amount Per Scholarship:

$500-$1,000

Description: 

Eligibility: 

Any graduating senior planning to pursue a different career path than that of a four-year university. Scholarships will be awarded to those students seeking a technical career or certification pathway after high school. Criteria is a 2.0 GPA, application to and/or acceptance into a technical/trade school or community college, and demonstration of community interaction through volunteer opportunities.