Applicants must be graduates of Oregon high schools. Students transferring or planning to transfer from a community college to a 4-year school must do it in the same CALENDAR year. No post-baccalaureates. Preference: First-generation college attendee. Colleges: Oregon four-year public and nonprofit only. Scholarship may be received for a maximum of 4 years. Applicant should file their FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. Doing so will ensure they are considered for all scholarships that consider financial need. February 15 is the early bird deadline. Complete applications (including transcripts) submitted by this date will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarship awards. If this falls on a weekend or holiday, it will automatically be extended to 5:00 p.m. (PST) of the following business day.