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
BMCC President’s Academic Achievement Scholarship
Bob L. & Essie W. Zerba Endowed Scholarship
Bridgett Whelan Memorial Nursing 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
EO Early Childhood Education 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 III 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
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 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 application for the 2nd cycle of 2024-2025 BMCC Foundation Scholarships opens on August 28th and closes on October 9th.

Access the application by clicking 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. For more information or to obtain an application contact, or or call 541-278-5762.
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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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Ben Selling Scholarship
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and plan to be a full-time student at any college, university, or technical school within the State of Oregon or attend any Rabbinical College in the United States. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, March 7, 2024.
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Pendleton Community Memorial Health Scholarship
The PCHC Scholarship is open to individuals in the areas of Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Athena, Weston, Adams, Helix and Ukiah. Students may apply for a scholarship to fund medical or health-related education.  PCHC considers medical or health-related education to include: medical school, nursing school, dental school, medical secretary training, diagnostic imaging, occupational therapy, and research, but does not exclude other possible activities. The application period for the 2024-2025 school year is March 20, 2024 through May 15, 2024.
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First Community Credit Union
The Founders Scholarship application is open. If you are a graduating high school senior or a returning college student, you have an opportunity to apply for one of 20 - $3,000 scholarships. The deadline to submit applications is April 1, 2024.
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Pendleton Round-Up
The Pendleton Round-Up Foundation Scholarship is now open. This scholarship is directed toward graduating high school seniors pursuing a higher education (Including Trade Schools) and who have been Pendleton Round-Up volunteers. The deadline to submit applications is March 20, 2024.
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Happy Canyon
The Happy Canyon Foundation Scholarship is now open. This scholarship is directed toward graduating high school seniors pursuing a higher education (Including Trade Schools) and who have been Happy Canyon Show volunteers. The deadline to submit applications is March 20, 2024.
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Eastern Oregon Women for Agriculture
The Eastern Chapter of OWA scholarship application is open. This scholarship is available for female students attending school or residing in Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, or Wallowa Counties. Applications must be received by May 1, 2024.
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PEO Chapter CM Alison Furnish Memorial Scholarship
The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international organization dedicated to helping provide educational opportunities for women. The 2024 P.E.O. Chapter CM “Alison Furnish Memorial Scholarship” will be awarded to a woman seeking financial assistance for educational expenses leading to a career in the medical profession. The amount of the award is dependent upon need and anticipated educational costs of the recipient of the scholarship. Apply by April 30, 2024.
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Auxiliary Medical/Good Shepherd Health Care System
Applications are open until April 26, 2024, The Auxiliary Medical Scholarship Program provides 5 scholarships of $2000 each awarded contingent upon acceptance into a healthcare/medical program.
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Altrusa International Foundation of Pendleton
Scholarship opportunities are available for both 2024 high school graduates residing in Pendleton OR and currently enrolled college students. The deadline to apply is April 21, 2024. Contact Ashley Sams by email, for applications.
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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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If you have questions or need assistance, contact

Elizabeth Corbett
Development Officer

at 541-278-5762 or

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