TRIO SSS Peer Mentors


Colleges / Universities in Oregon & Washington

Click here for a list of colleges and universities in Washington.

Public University Location Priority Admissions  Deadline Online Application link fee* scholarship deadline scholarship application link
Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR February 1 Application $50 February 1, Foundation, Diversity & MESA Scholarships
Oregon Institution of Technology Klamath Falls, OR March 1 Application $50 March 1 Scholarships
Oregon State University Corvallis, OR February 1 Application $65 February 1 Scholarships
Portland State University Portland, OR February 1 Application $50 February 1 Scholarships
Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR February 1 Application $60 March 15 Scholarships
University of Oregon Eugene March 15 Application $65 April 1 Scholarships
Western Oregon University Monmouth February 1 Application $60 March 1 Scholarships

*See your SSS coordinator for a Fee Deferral.  We can request two per student.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

This is the website to complete your annual FAFSA, the application for financial aid. Completion of the FAFSA is a requirement for many scholarships. It is strongly recommended to complete the FAFSA in early January of each year. This will ensure you receiving the best financial aid package possible. In early January it is common to complete the FAFSA using an estimation of income, then go back at a later date and make corrections. Please contact your Plus Program Guidance Coordinator for assistance.

Schedule an appointment with TRIO Staff

Click on the photo to schedule appointment with Shelly Alford, TRIO Coordinator

Click on the photo to schedule appointment with Christine Riehl, TRIO Director

Click on the photo to schedule appointment with Amy Magnussen, TRIO  Coordinator


Click here to learn where to look for scholarships?

Click here for the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC). If you plan to attend college in Oregon then this is something to look into. With one application it is possible to apply to several scholarships at once. The Ford scholarship is found at this site.

Click here for Clatsop Community College’s scholarship information web site.

Fastweb is a national data base of over 16,000 scholarships. You fill out information about yourself and the fastweb site will search all of the scholarships and email you information about the scholarships you may qualify for. This is a FREE search.

TRIO Information

The Northwest Association of Education Opportunity Progams (NAOEP) represents the interests of TRIO programs in Region X of the Department of Education: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, & Idaho.

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities throughout the United States. Its membership includes more than 1,000 colleges and agencies. Through its numerous membership services, the Council works in conjunction with colleges, universities, and agencies that host TRIO programs to specifically help low-income students enter college and graduate. More than one million low-income and disabled students each year receive college access and retention services through our member colleges and agencies.

The Department of Education’s home page for all TRIO programs.

Transfer Checklist, what to do and when to do it!

Transfer Checklist