Salem, OR Area Scholarships

Salem /ˈseɪləm/ is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857.

Salem had a population of 154,637 at the 2010 census, making it the third largest city in the state after Portland and Eugene. Salem is a little more than an hour's driving distance away from Portland. Salem is the principal city of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that covers Marion and Polk counties and had a combined population of 390,738 at the 2010 census. A 2013 estimate placed the metropolitan population at 400,408, the state's second largest.

The city is home to Willamette University, Corban University, and Chemeketa Community College. The State of Oregon is the largest public employer in the city, and Salem Health is the largest private employer. Transportation includes public transit from Salem-Keizer Transit (which operates under the name Cherriots), Amtrak service, and non-commercial air travel at McNary Field. Major roads include Interstate 5, Oregon Route 99E, and Oregon Route 22, which connects West Salem across the Willamette River via the Marion Street and Center Street bridges.

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Salem, OR Area Scholarships

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Jiffy Lube "Your Turn Behind the Wheel" Scholarship - Oregon

Jiffy Lube/The Ostler Group

Up to $4,500 March 16, 2020 See Details

Jiffy Lube "Your Turn Behind the Wheel" Scholarship - Oregon

Jiffy Lube/The Ostler Group

award

Up to $4,500

deadline

March 16, 2020
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Jiffy Lube "Teen Driver" Scholarship - Oregon

Jiffy Lube/The Ostler Group

Up to $4,500 March 16, 2020 See Details

Jiffy Lube "Teen Driver" Scholarship - Oregon

Jiffy Lube/The Ostler Group

award

Up to $4,500

deadline

March 16, 2020
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Weston Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Community Foundation

Varies March 01, 2020 See Details

Weston Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Community Foundation

award

Varies

deadline

March 01, 2020
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Sprague Family Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Community Foundation

Varies March 01, 2020 See Details

Sprague Family Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Community Foundation

award

Varies

deadline

March 01, 2020
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Merritt and Aileen Truax Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Community Foundation

Varies March 01, 2020 See Details

Merritt and Aileen Truax Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Community Foundation

award

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deadline

March 01, 2020
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Bernard and Stephanie Zylewitz Scholarship

Oregon State University - College of Veterinary Medicine

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Bernard and Stephanie Zylewitz Scholarship

Oregon State University - College of Veterinary Medicine

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Schools in and around Salem, OR

Willamette University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $47,840 average out-state tuition; $47,840 average in-state tuition
Chemeketa Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $11,115 average out-state tuition; $3,825 average in-state tuition
Corban University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $30,980 average out-state tuition; $30,980 average in-state tuition
Phagans School of Beauty
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Institute of Technology
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
College of Hair Design Careers
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Academy of Hair Design Inc
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit