Scholarship Application Timeline & Deadlines

Important deadlines:

  • February 15 - 5pm PST each year: Early Bird deadline. Complete applications (including transcripts) submitted by this date receive an early review. Error-free Apps will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarship awards.
  • March 1 - 5pm PST each year: Final deadline for all materials to be submitted to OSAC.
  • If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it will automatically be extended to 5:00 p.m. (PST) of the following business day.

Scholarship App timeline:

  1. Early fall: Begin searching and selecting scholarship opportunities in the OSAC Scholarship Catalog. Return often, as new scholarships are always being added.
  2. October: File your FAFSA or ORSAA as soon as possible, beginning October 1 each year. Doing so will ensure you are considered for all scholarships that consider financial need.
  3. November/December: The OSAC App may be submitted November through March 1. (Apps may be started and saved before this date but must be submitted with correct and complete transcripts.)
    • First-time applicants: create an OSAC account and begin the OSAC Scholarship App.
    • Returning applicants: refresh and update your App from the previous year.
    • High school juniors may begin a "test application", but cannot submit their App until their year of graduation.
  4. February: Submit your Early Bird App for a guaranteed priority review, chance to make corrections, and entry into a $1000 scholarships drawing for error-free Apps.
  5. March 1: Final deadline for App submission.
  6. April: Begin tracking awarded scholarships - through August.