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Oregon Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: October 3, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Oregon students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2022-23 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This is for $8,000. This is for students who plan to enroll at the University of Oregon as freshmen. The student must be a National Merit Finalist and list UO as his/her first-choice college with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The deadline to apply is January 15th. More info. here.

This is for $12,000. This scholarship is available for current graduate and undergraduate students who are majoring in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Applicants must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or as a straight-ally with a demonstrated commitment to LGBT equality, and must reside in one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska. The deadline is January 8th. More details here.

This award is available for U.S. citizens who have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Applicants must be goal-oriented, HIV positive, and/or focusing on the treatment and/or eradication of HIV. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community. The deadline to apply is January 10th. Learn more here.

This is for $1,000. This award is for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students from Oregon who are pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The deadline to apply is January 8th. Read more here.

This award is available for U.S. citizens who have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Applicants must be studying any field of health science and preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community. The deadline is January 8th. Website found here.

This is for $12,000. This is available to students who are majoring in law, political science, public policy or public administration with the goal of improving rights for LGBT people. Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state. The deadline is January 8th. Learn more here.

This is for $5,000. This has provided need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska. Applicants must have received a cancer diagnosis at any point in the past, plan to attend a U.S. college or graduate school, and have a family income of less than $150,000 per year. The deadline to apply is January 31st. More details here.

This awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and straight-ally students who are committed to making a difference in the world. Eligible applicants must reside in Washington state (those residing in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are encouraged to apply). If you are applying for the undergraduate award you must be a high school senior, have a 3.0 GPA, and, either identify as LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who’ve been supportive of the LGBTQ community. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is January 8th. Apply here.

This is for $3,000. Applicants must be of Hispanic ancestry, permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington. Applicants must also be currently attending a high school in Oregon or Clark County, Washington and have at least a 3.0 GPA. The deadline is January 31st. More info. here.

This provides $1,000 to Latinx males who live in Oregon and demonstrate financial need. The deadline for submitting applications is January 31st. Read more here.

February

Applicants must be a resident of Oregon who is attending or will attend a licensed school of barbering, hair design, cosmetology or manicure in Oregon that participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. Candidates must enroll full-time in a program which is at least nine months long or 900 clock hours. The deadline to apply is February 1st. More details here.

This is up to $4,000 annually, renewable for four years. This is open to first generation college students who reside in Oregon and have a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. The deadline for applications is February 1st. Learn more here.

This is for $1,000. To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior or college student who is trying to achieve a two-year or four-year degree in any major related to agriculture. The applicant has to also be less than 23 years of age and he/she has to be a current FFA member. Lastly, they must be a resident of Umatilla County, Oregon and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. The deadline to apply is February 1st. More info. here.

Applicants  must be a son or daughter of a current Oregon Wheat Growers/League Grower Member or of an employee of Oregon Wheat Growers League Grower Member. They must have worked part-time for a wheat producer member, OWGL and be a current high school senior or a home school equivalent. The deadline is February 1st. Read more here.

This gives out 5 scholarships valued at $1,000 each. In order to apply, you must be studying animal nutrition, animal/dairy science, agricultural business management, international agriculture, or agricultural sales and marketing for a four-year degree. Must be a member of the family farm, possess excellent leadership qualities, and have performed community service. Must plan to attend Oregon State University, Chico State University, Colorado State University, University of Idaho, Fresno State University, or California Polytechnic State University.The deadline to apply is February 1st. More details here.

This is up to $10,000. This is given to high school seniors in Oregon who have been impacted by addiction and poverty. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Learn more here.

This is for up to $5,000. This is given to resident freshmen students who will be attending the Corvallis or Bend campuses. Award recipients typically have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.40 or higher. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Read more here.

 

This is for $1,275. This is for applicants pursuing a four-year degree in agronomy, crop or plant science, horticulture, business/landscape/nursery or turfgrass management, agricultural communications, public relations, sales or marketing, entomology or plant pathology.  Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must reside in Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington (state). The deadline is February 6th. More info. here.

This is for female high school students graduating from a school in Oregon or Washington with a GPA of 2.5 or better. The applicant that best embodies the spirit and mission of Abby’s Closet will receive a $2,000 scholarship award and will be invited to attend a private giveaway to select her perfect dress and accessories.​ ​A check will be written to the selected applicant’s college/university/trade school after registration. The deadline is February 7th. Learn more here.

This is for high school seniors and college freshmen. To be eligible, you must reside in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho. You must also study humanities and social sciences. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is February 15th. More details here.

This helps support undocumented medical and pre-medical students attending school in the LMSA West Region states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). This organization awards two scholarship recipients with a one-time scholarship, in the amount of $1,800. To be eligible, you must be committed to pursuing a career in medicine and dedicated to serving the Latino and underserved communities. The deadline to apply is February 15th. Read more here.

This is for $1,500. This award is open to re-entry/nontraditional female students who plan to major in engineering and have completed two or more years of full-time credits (does not have to be in an engineering curriculum). Students must reside or attend school in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The deadline is February 15th. Learn more here.

This is up to $20,000. Applicants must reside in Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties in Oregon, or Clark County, Washington. Preference will be given to applicants with a connection to Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) heritage, culture and/or activities. The deadline to apply is February 17th. More info. here.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a child of a part-time or full time employee of the Simon Youth Foundation to be in consideration for the $3000 scholarship. The applicant must also be a high school senior or a college student under the age of 23. The deadline is February 15th.  See link for more info.

This awards $9000 per year in college to Oregon  high school seniors attending The University of Oregon in the fall. Applicants must have a 3.85 GPA or higher and demonstrate an extensive history of leadership and volunteering. The deadline is February 15th. See details linked.

This accepts 25 high school students from minority backgrounds and allocates up to $10,000 for a student. Minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. The deadline is February 28th. More info here

March

This is for $3,000. This award is available for Jewish undergraduate and graduate students residing in Oregon. Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need. The deadline is March 1st. Read more here.

This is a $10,000 renewable scholarship from the Oregon College Savings Plan for underrepresented and diverse Oregon high school graduates pursuing higher education in Oregon. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Learn more here.

This is for current High school seniors in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in Fall. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative, unweighted GPA or higher. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Click here for more info.

This awards ten $2000 scholarships for graduating seniors who plan to attend a college or technical school in Idaho or Oregon. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.75. The deadline to apply is March 1st. More details here.

This is offered to a junior or senior college student majoring in horticulture, landscape architecture or landscape construction who also graduated from an Oregon high school. Preference will be given to a student from the Emerald Empire (Eugene) area. The deadline is March 1st. Read more here.

This is for $1,000. This is for Oregon high school seniors who plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college. The deadline is March 1st. Learn more here.

This is a $10,000 award and up to ten awards will be granted each year. Students must be age 21 and under and reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Students must also be high school seniors or graduates, who plan to enroll for the first time in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. The deadline to apply is March 9th. More info. here.

This offers scholarships to support LGBTQ+ and allied students living in the Northwest. Students must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington. Applicants must also be pursuing a post-secondary education of any kind. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. The deadline to apply is March 13th. Website found here.

This is for $5000. This is for high school seniors who are residents of Washington or Oregon. Students must also be involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way and plan to enroll full time at an accredited college or university. The deadline to apply is March 20th. Read more here.

This is awarded to one undergraduate student from each of the four districts of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, a total of four $800 scholarships, annually. Applicants are evaluated primarily on their leadership or potential leadership skills. Financial need is also considered. The scholarship may be used at any two or four year accredited undergraduate institution. The deadline to apply is March 24th. Learn more here.

This is a $750 scholarship available to one undergraduate or graduate ethnic minority student. Applicants are evaluated primarily on their leadership or potential leadership skills. Financial need is also considered. The scholarship may be used at any two- or four-year accredited institution of higher education.The deadline to apply is March 24th. Read more here.

Applicants must be an Oregon resident that plans to study for a teaching degree at a Oregon public college or university. The deadline is March 30th. More info. here.

This gives $500 to an alcohol and drug-free graduating high school student who is pursuing higher education in Oregon. The deadline is March 31st. More details here.

This essay contest is for seniors in the bend/la pine school district, sisters, redmond, crook county and cochse (home school). Applicants must demonstrate their research and writing skills by composing an original, convincing and informative essay. Read more here.

This  assists graduating high school seniors financially and in an advisory capacity in regards to academics, leadership skills, and professional networking. There are 130 slots and the deadline is March 1st. Apply here

This requires that eligible high school junior and senior applicants compose a written work in the form of an essay, poem, or narrative with a word cap of 600 words. The writing should address the prompt provided. The deadline is March 2nd. More details linked.

This is only open to Oregon high school seniors and college students who live in Multnomah county in Portland. Students must hail from a low-income household, be 15-25 years old, and possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The deadline is March 31st. See link for more information.

These are aimed at high school seniors that express interest in joining the automobile industry and have phenomenal academic statistics (high GPA, ACT, and SAT scores). The application also involves an essay question. The scholarships amount to $3500. The deadline is March 26th. See link for more details

grants $2500 in annual scholarships to Oregon high school seniors who are ambitious about following music as their career path and intend to major or minor in music as an undergraduate. The deadline is march 15th. Please click link for more information

April

This is for $1,500 renewable scholarships for high school seniors and current college students seeking a degree from a four-year college of forestry. The deadline is April 1st. More info. here.

 

This is a support program for first-generation or low-income students graduating from high school in Multnomah County, the Hillsboro School District, or the Beaverton School District. The deadline is April 1st. Apply here.

This is for $3,000. This award is given to a senior girl who has been involved in Silverton High School athletics, has had academic success, and will be attending Oregon State University for her freshman year. The deadline is April 2nd. Learn more here.

This is for graduating seniors who reside in Oregon. This award is up to $1000 and the application deadline is April 9th. Read more here.

This is for students who display good citizenship and show potential for academic achievement. Applicants must have an aptitude and interest in business or computer technology. The deadline is April 12th. Apply here.

This is an essay scholarship that recognizes students who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. This opportunity is open to high school juniors and seniors from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Western Wyoming. Each winning essay will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the school of their choice. The deadline is April 21st. Learn more here.

This is to be used in pursuing post-secondary education at a community college or four-year institution of higher education. Must be entering a design related program (Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Engineering, or Graphic Design). Students must currently be a resident, and enrolled in a high school located in Central Oregon. Grade point accumulative minimum as of last posted period: 3.0 (include a transcript). The deadline is April 23rd. More info. here.

This is for $3,000. This is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students in the Pacific NorthWest (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming) who are planning to major in engineering and pursue a career in iron and steel technology. Applicants must be AIST members or dependents of AIST members. The deadline is April 30th. Read more here.

This is for applicants working towards earning a standard or modified diploma from Silverton High School. The amount ranges from $200 to $400 and the deadline to apply is April 30th. More info. here.

This is for $1,500. This is a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. To be considered, students must be in a school in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. The deadline to apply is April 31st. More details here.

This grants varied amounts to high  school seniors who identify as LGBTQIA+ or who are children of LGBTQIA+ individuals. They have to have been living in Oregon for at least a year prior to applying. The deadline is April 1st.  More details here.

This seeks out high school seniors who are planning on obtaining their undergraduate degree in the construction industry. They bestow a $5000 scholarship Family legacy in the construction industry may boost chances of acceptance. The deadline is April 22nd. More details linked.

This exclusively caters towards providing financial relief for high school seniors with physical and/or mental documented disabilities pursuing any form of higher education (i.e. college, university, community college, or vocational school). Amount funded varies. Application is due April 15th. More info here.

This is open to volunteers at Every Body Athletics who are currently high school seniors. The applicant must demonstrate how they are kind, inclusive, and a friend to all. The application deadline is April 1st. Click here for more information.

 

May

This is for $2,000. This is open to students with Tourette’s syndrome. Any prospective first-year college student or high school senior who resides in California, or Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

This ranges from $250 to $1,000. To be eligible, applicants must show involvement with the Business Management CTE program at Silverton High School by earning a minimum of 3 credits within the program of study. They must also have plans to pursue a Business-related profession at a community college, university, technical, or trade school and maintain a 3.0 GPA. The deadline is May 1st. Learn more here.

This awards top FOUR applicants who submit the best presentation about ways to help fight financial illiteracy and actions they’ve taken to help others in the community learn more about becoming financially educated. This scholarship is open to  graduating seniors in Reynolds, Gresham/Barlow, Corbett, Estacada & Centennial school districts. Scholarship money can be used at an accredited college, university or trade school. The due date is May 1st Apply here.

This gives $1,600 to Oregon high school seniors or current college students who intend to study law enforcement at a community college or university. The deadline is May 1st. Learn more here.

This is for students who live within a 45 mile radius of Paulina, Oregon or students must have attended Paulina School. The deadline to apply is May 7th. Read more here.

This is for $500 and is awarded to one or more graduating high school seniors with an interest in America History who are planning to attend an Oregon Community College, and who will be enrolled in a history course during the coming academic year.  Applicants must submit an essay and a Letter of Recommendation from a history teacher. The deadline is May 7th. More information here.

This ranges from $250 – $3,000 scholarships for Oregon students of Chinese ancestry with a minimum 2.75 GPA. The deadline to apply is May 15th. More details here.

This is for $2,500 and is given to Oregon high school seniors planning to major or minor in music. The deadline to apply is May 15th. Apply here.

These are for high school seniors and beyond who attended a university or community college in Oregon with a declared accounting major and are on track to become a CPA. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.2 and the amount of money allocated is dependent on the type of the institution attended. Can range from $500-$3500. The deadline is May 1st. See link for more information.

 

This  is open to high school students and current college students intent on pursuing nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field. The monetary value of the scholarship is $2000 for one year. The deadline is May 29th. Learn more here.

This awards $10,000 in total ($2500 per academic year) to Native American high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who live in Oregon. The deadline is May 31st. More details linked here.

This grants Christian high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA financial assistance. They must be able to recount their experiences with the faith and how it has guided them thus far. The deadline is May 31st. More details here.

June

This ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. This is for individuals residing in states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. The deadline to apply is June 1st. Read more here.

This is for $3,000 for student-athletes attending Oregon colleges with a 3.3 GPA or higher. The deadline to apply is June 14th. Apply here.

This ranges from $500 to $5,000. This is for students of Korean-American descent attending a school in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, or Washington. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Learn more here.

July

August

This has promoted research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of intellectual disabilities and its personal, social, and legal consequences. The Trust provides grants to researchers in the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Idaho and in British Columbia. Because the Arc Trust Fund is small compared to public funding sources, preference is given to junior investigators. The application process is in two stages: a letter of intent and the grant proposal. The deadline is August 3rd. Website found here.

September

This is for $4,000. This is given to Oregon high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA who are overcoming adversity and succeeding in school. The deadline to apply is September 15th. Learn more here.

October

This is Oregon’s largest state-funded, need-based grant program for college students. Approximately 40,000 students receive Opportunity Grants each year. If you are in full-time, full-year enrollment at a community college you can receive $2,778. If you attend a 4 year college/university you can receive up to $3,612. The deadline to apply is october 1st. Read more here.

This provides $2,000 scholarships, plus advocacy, leadership and skills training for students who have experienced homelessness within the past six years. Open to current seniors, those in GED programs or students taking a GAP year. Must live in US; undocumented students who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply. The deadline is October 15th.More details here.

This provides full tuition and housing renewable scholarship at University of Oregon or other select institutions for deserving golf caddies. The deadline to apply is October 30th. Read more here.

November

This provides UO resident tuition, fees, room, and board for four years of undergraduate study. To be eligible, you must be a domestic freshman with a minimum 3.85 cumulative high school GPA. You must have also demonstrated leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation. The deadline to apply is November 15th. Apply here.

This is for $2,000. This is available to all female high school seniors who reside in Oregon or Southwest Washington. They must also have a 3.0 GPA and be pursuing a degree in a transportation-related field.The deadline to apply is November 15th. Application found here.

December

Applicants must be a graduating senior that is a member of the high school dance team at the time of state championship. The deadline to apply is December 21st. Click here to learn more.

This is up to $10,000 renewable scholarships for a senior interested in a healthcare career at each of the public high schools in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area. The deadline to apply is December 30th. Website found here.

This is for $7500. This award is for a licensed radio amateur with a general class or higher license who is a resident of the ARRL Northwest Division area (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA). The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for this award and must have a demonstrated interest in promoting the Amateur Radio Service. The deadline is December 31st. Learn more here.

Deadlines Vary

This is a merit based scholarship for up to $66,400. This is given to incoming freshmen who are non-resident applicants to the University of New Mexico. Applicants must be from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. It is renewable for four years, dependent on the completion of 15 credits and a 3.0 GPA each semester. Must have an ACT of 22 or an SAT of 1100, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA. The deadline varies. More details here.

This is a merit-based scholarship for incoming students at the University of New Mexico who are non-resident applicants. Residents of  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming  are eligible to apply. The scholarship is renewable for four years if 15 credits are completed each semester and a 3.0 GPA is maintained. The deadline varies. Learn more here.

This has awarded over 100 scholarships and over $200,000 to aspiring television professionals sharpening their storytelling skills at universities in their five-state region of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska. The scholarship award is up to a maximum of a $3,500 cash grant. The deadlines vary. Read more here.

To be considered, you must be a US Citizen or permanent resident and have a permanent residence within one of the following participating states/U.S. territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Must have a 3.4 GPA from high school, and maintain a 2.5 for renewal. Deadlines vary depending on which semester you apply for. More info. here.

This funding is for $5,000 to help current or former foster care youth with post-secondary education and training. Each applicant must be currently in foster care, must have been in foster care for at least 180 days after their 14th birthday and left substitute care at age 16 or older. First-time applicants must be under the age of 21. Youth may then continue to apply/receive funds until they turn 23 years old as long as they are enrolled in a post-secondary education or training program and making satisfactory progress toward completion of that program. The deadlines vary. Read more here.

To be eligible, you must be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED test graduate, attend an Oregon community college, have a 2.50 cumulative high school GPA or higher, or a 145 grade on all GED tests, and be an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to college attendance. The deadline varies. Learn more here.

This is for $16,000. This organization aims to help high school seniors attend a college, university, or trade school within the state. Applicants must portray involvement in the community and demonstrate financial need. For more information, please visit the scholarship website.

To be eligible, applicants must have received foster care, guardianship or adoption services from Casey Family Programs in Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington or Wyoming. They must also be starting or currently attending a technical school, college or university in pursuit of a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s or postgraduate degree. The deadline to apply is May 1st and October 1st. Click here for the application.

This is for $1200. This is for undergraduate women in Washington State and Oregon. Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a geoscience-related field, such as geology, environmental/engineering geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrogeology, and hydrology. For more information please click here.

This is for Oregon high school seniors planning to attend or college freshman currently registered as a full time student at an accredited community college, college, or university located in Oregon. Declared major compatible with school business management. Oregon resident for at least one year.  Read more here.

This aids high school seniors monetarily ($2500) who are currently diagnosed with cancer or have received a cancer diagnosis in the past. More details here.

This requires applicants to be 16-24 years old and come from an agrarian background as a farmworker. In addition to financial assistance ranging from $500-$1500, they also provide services such as resume help, interview coaching and counseling. No submission of GPA or standardized test scores are needed. For more information, please click here

 

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.