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Advanced American Construction Scholarship

Advanced American Construction offers a unique scholarship opportunity that aims to support the educational endeavors of students with an interest in construction. Eligible students are encouraged to apply if they meet the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in a college or university program related to construction, such as Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related fields.
  • Demonstrate a passion for the construction industry and a drive to pursue a career within it.
  • Maintain good academic standing within their respective institution.
  • Show a need for financial assistance to continue their education.
  • Must complete an essay that showcases their interest in construction and their future career goals in the industry.

The scholarship awarded by Advanced American Construction provides not just financial support, but an investment in the future of the construction industry. For more details on how to apply and the benefits of the scholarship, visit Advanced American Construction Scholarship.

Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC)

OSAC is a valuable resource for students in Oregon, providing a wealth of information and access to various financial aid opportunities. Students looking to fund their education can:

  • Explore a comprehensive list of scholarships available to Oregon students.
  • Apply for state financial aid, including grants and work-study programs.
  • Utilize tools and resources for college planning and financial aid application processes.
  • Access the Oregon Promise Grant, which helps cover tuition at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED recipients.
  • Find important information on how to renew and maintain their financial aid.

By offering personalized support, OSAC empowers students to navigate their financial aid journey with confidence. Begin exploring the numerous opportunities provided by OSAC by visiting Oregon Student Aid.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is a pivotal step in the college financial aid process, administered by Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education. Filling out the FAFSA allows students to:

  • Apply for federal grants, work-study, and loan programs.
  • Access state and school financial aid in addition to federal funds.
  • Utilize a streamlined online application process.
  • Potentially qualify for income-driven repayment plans and loan forgiveness programs after graduation.
  • Renew their application annually to continue receiving financial aid throughout their college career.

Completing the FAFSA can unlock various forms of financial aid, from grants to loans, making higher education more accessible. To learn more about the FAFSA and to start the application process, visit FAFSA.


The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (Annual Scholarship)

  • The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in 1963 by NAWIC to assist in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education.  Construction is the only industry that encompasses almost every professional discipline.  Literally every career sector is available to you:  trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, insurance, business owner…the list is virtually endless.  Once someone decides on a career in construction, they then have to find ways to pay for their education.  The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) is here to help.
  • Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Some local chapters award scholarships as well.

NAHB Professional Women in Building Strategies for Success (Annual Scholarship)

  • The National Association of Home Builders’ Professional Women in Building Council represents women in the home building industry. Professional Women in Building benefits include publications, networking and scholarships. The NAHB Professional Women in Building/National Housing Endowment Strategies for Success scholarship fund encourages students to further their education in housing industry-related programs. The Scholarship Fund is supported through the generosity of Council members and individuals and corporations who wish to contribute. NAHB Professional Women in Building Council past National President Deborah Ferland and Austin Ferland initiated the Fund in 2001.

General Contractors License Guide – Women in the Trades

  • This is a great resource for women in the trades
  • Offers general information about the trades, apprenticeship resources, scholarship opportunities, conferences and more to help guide women in the right direction towards a successful career in the trades

Education, Licensing, and Networking Resources for Women in Construction



Resource: Veteran Benefits

  • Veterans interested in using GI Bill benefits register with the Committee, not the College. The first step is getting a Certificate of Eligibility from the Veterans Administration. Then contact the committee administrator for more information.
  • Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs:


Resource: Pell Grant through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  • Steps to Access: Fill out the FAFSA for 2018-19 and 2019-20 ( and make sure and put Chemeketa as your school; less than half time as your status (if you are just taking one APR class a quarter); and make sure you are a degree or certificate seeking APR major with Chemeketa (that’s not on the FAFSA, that is your major).
  • You will need tax information for specific years.
  • Contact for help: Chemeketa Financial Aid (make sure they know you are an Apprentice), 503.399.5018 or

Resource: S.T.E.P Program (Snap Training and Employment Program)

  • Provides personal support and coaching to SNAP recipients who are not receiving TANF to help them meet their education and career goals. May help with tuition, books, work clothes and transportation.

Contact: Adam, 503.399.6517

Resource: Chemeketa Food Pantry

  • Chemeketa’s food panty provides up to five items a day.

Location: Bldg. 2, Rm. 176
Hours: Monday-Thursdays 8 am-7 pm; Fridays 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am-4 pm


Resource: Amazon Student

  • Amazon Student has a variety of discounts and benefits for students.
  • Go to and search for Amazon Student for more information.

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