BMCC Foundation Scholarship Information and Award Process

The BMCC Foundation’s list of scholarships is growing! Because of generous donors who care about the success of our students, the Foundation is able to offer more awards at increased amounts each year.

Scholarships are a great way for degree and credit seeking students to help pay for their education and unlike loans they do not have to be repaid. Hundreds of scholarship awards are available to qualified students who meet specific criteria decided by the private donor(s). Some of these criteria could be the area of study, academic record, volunteer service, participation in athletics, artistic talent, area of residence, or financial need.

Most scholarships awarded are based on financial need and the student’s potential as reflected in the answers provided on their application. Each student is scored by an unbiased review group.

Scores are given in these areas:

Financial need is decided by using the information provided when a student completes the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or ORSAA (Oregon Student Aid Application). Applicants also can explain their financial needs in greater detail by completing the financial essay question on the application.

Academic achievement/GPA is reflected in high school transcripts, college transcripts, or GED scores.

Accomplishments and merit are shown through letters of recommendation.

Four Essay questions give the student a chance to express in greater detail not only their financial need but other accomplishments, as well.

  • What are your specific educational plans and career goals?
  • Describe your financial need.
  • Describe volunteer, school, community service, or work experience you’ve been been a part of.
  • Share a challenging experience you have had.

Only students who have completed the free admissions process at BMCC will be able to access the Foundation Scholarship application. A BMCC student ID number and student email address are needed to apply.

For help with the Admission Application contact the Admissions Office at or call 541-278-5921. For help with the BMCC Foundation Scholarship Application contact Elizabeth Corbett at or call 541-278-5762. You may also email or call 541-278-5775.

It’s faithful donors that financially support the Foundation’s scholarship program, that allows us to provide thousands of dollars in scholarship awards each year. By filling out one application students gain access to all the Foundation scholarships, which are available through 2 award cycles.  We are incredibly grateful to our many donors who make this possible.

7×24 Exchange Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Scholarship
AAUW Pendleton Branch Scholarship
Ag Technology Scholarship
Amazon Web Services Scholarship
Baker County Scholarship
Beard/Brouillard Endowed Scholarship
Berkeley – Despain Endowed Scholarship
Betty Gray Scholarship
Betty Klepper Memorial Scholarship
Bi-Mart Scholarship
Blue Mountain Faculty Association Scholarship
BMCC Alumni and Friends Association Scholarship
BMCC Faculty Foundation Scholarship
Bob L. & Essie W. Zerba Endowed Scholarship
Clarence F. Gohl Endowed Scholarship
Clarence F. Gohl Memorial Scholarship
Classified Employee Scholarship
Clayton Livingston Memorial Scholarship
Crystal Gale Ramser Memorial Scholarship
Dan Nelson Endowed Scholarship
David H. & Maria M. Nelson Endowed Scholarship
Diesel Technology Scholarship
Dirt Dabblers Garden Scholarship
Dreamers Scholarship
Ellsworth & Carolyn Mayer Scholarship
Elsie Yates Endowed Scholarship
Emergency Assistance Scholarship
Eugene A. Berke Endowed Scholarship
Fetzer Charity-William and Helen Deeks Nursing Scholarship
Fetzer Charity-Yvonne Rasmussen Scholarship
Foundation Greatest Need Scholarship
Foundation Scholarship
Francis & Alwilda Weger Endowed Scholarship
Gladys & Harry Masenhimer Educational Endowed Scholarship
Gladys & Harry Masenhimer Memorial Scholarship
Griffith-Paul Scholarship
Helen Swanson Endowed Scholarship
Henriksen Endowed Scholarship
IRZ Consulting Scholarship
Jack & Pat Clubb Memorial Scholarship
John & Nora Hertel Endowed Scholarship
John R. & Osa R. Adams Endowed Scholarship
Karl Urban Memorial Scholarship
Ken & Dorothy Bjorklund Scholarship
LaNita M. Yates Endowed Scholarship
Lee M. Dicus Endowed Scholarship
Leon Severin Endowed Scholarship
Lloyd & Alice Ralston Endowed Scholarship
Margaret B. Troedson FFA Endowed Scholarship
Mary Johns Endowed Scholarship
McClendon Family Scholarship
MDU Resources Foundation Scholarship
Merlin L. Young Baha’i Endowed Scholarship
Mervin & Gena Leonard Scholarship
Meryle R. Gould Endowed Scholarship
Mildred & Oren G. Allison Endowed Scholarship
Murray Innes Endowed Scholarship
Norman Gorfkle Greatest Needs Scholarship
Ora Jane Collier Scholarship
Paul Swaggart Greatest Needs Scholarship
Pendleton Foundation Trust-Lee & Luella Dudek Scholarship
Pete & Delores Peery Scholarship
Phillip Hoon Endowed Scholarship
Riley Freeman Endowed Scholarship
Rocky Ridge Quilters Scholarship
Ron & Eileen Daniels Endowed Scholarship
Ruth T. Duff Endowed Scholarship
Shirlee G. McGreer Endowed Scholarship
Stephen E. Jay Opportunity Endowed Scholarship
Tom & Judy Wright Endowed Scholarship
Toshihiko Murata Memorial Scholarship
Umatilla County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship
Umatilla County Community & Economic Development Scholarship
Unmanned Aerial Systems Scholarship
Wallace McCrae Endowed Scholarship
Wheatland Insurance Scholarship
Whittaker Family Endowed Scholarship
William (Bill) Lloyd Miller Memorial Scholarship
Wishart Endowed Scholarship

BMCC Foundation is pleased to provide scholarship opportunities to our students.

The 2024-2025 BMCC Foundation Scholarship Application
will open January 8th and close April 3rd.

Access the application through your WolfWeb Student Portal. Sign in and click on BMCC Foundation then click on Scholarship Dashboard or click on the button below.

Local Scholarships and Rescources

Altrusa International Foundation of Hermiston
Submit by 1/5/2024 for the first cycle of awards and by 4/5/2024 for the second cycle. The Linda Gilleese and Dorothy Juve Memorial Scholarships each award up to $3,000.00. Applicants cannot be graduating high school seniors and must reside in Western Umatilla County or North Morrow County.
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Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Programs
Opens 12/1/2023 and closes 3/1/2024
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OSAC - Oregon Tribal Student Grant
This grant is dependent upon program funding. The final deadline to apply for the 2023-24 Oregon Tribal Student Grant is April 5, 2024. Applicants must be an enrolled member of one of the nine Oregon federally recognized tribes.
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Getting by while in college can be a challenge, and sometimes an unexpected expense comes up that you can’t avoid.  That’s where these emergency funds come in.

These limited funds are intended to assist students in emergency situations. 

How to determine if it is an emergency

  • It is unanticipated in nature or the result of another unanticipated expense and not the result of poor planning.
  • It is not recurring by nature.

If you are experiencing an unforeseen financial emergency, please complete the Emergency Assistance Application.

You can find the application through your WolfWeb Student Portal. Once you have signed in, click on the BMCC Foundation tab then click the Emergency Assistance Dashboard – Financial Aid for Minority Students

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College Guide for Veterans and Active Service Members

Fastweb – Your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid, and more

Federal Student Aid – FAFSA and more

Financial Aid and Scholarship Guide for Black Students

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Online Guide to Nursing Schools in Oregon – Expert-driven information about education, training, and financial aid opportunities in healthcare.

Peterson’s Scholarship Search Tool – Provides a professionally curated list of nearly 2 million scholarships, grants & fellowships; including diversity, graduate, and international student scholarships.

Purdue Global – 45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students This resource shares more than 45 financial aid scholarships for future and current students 

The Scholarship System – Ultimate List of Scholarships for Women and Girls – Guide to scholarships for college

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

If you have questions or need assistance, contact

Elizabeth Corbett
Development Officer

at 541-278-5762 or

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