FAFSA Based Grants and Scholarships

In addition to merit-based scholarships, many students are eligible for additional funds from University, federal or state sources. Applicants who do not qualify for merit-based scholarships may be eligible for awards from these sources.

Grant Name Description and Eligibility Requirements Yearly Amounts Application Requirements
Willamette University Grant Awarded by Willamette University to students who demonstrate academic potential and financial need. Amounts vary according to student’s financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and Willamette University Application for Admission. Selection is made by the Office of Financial Aid.
Federal Pell Grant Awarded by the federal government to students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC). Amounts vary annually and are determined by the EFC. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Jason Lee Scholarship Awarded by Willamette University to students who demonstrate academic potential and financial need. Amounts vary according to student's EFC as determined by the FAFSA. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required the first year. Renewed annually without a FAFSA for students who remain in good academic standing.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Awarded to students with exceptional financial need – that is, those with the lowest family contributions who also receive Federal Pell Grants. Range from $500 to $4,000. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Oregon Opportunity Grant Awarded to residents of Oregon based strictly on family size, income, and the number of family members attending college. Amounts vary annually and are determined by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Oregon Private Awards Awards funded by private donors are administered by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission and awarded to Oregon residents who meet specific eligibility requirements. Range from $500 to total educational costs. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Oregon Scholarship Application (found at www.getcollegefunds.com).