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6 Best Scholarships for Oregon

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According to Student Loan Hero, grants are based on financial need, while scholarships typically are based on merit, with factors including GPA and test scores. Here are some of the best Oregon scholarships to consider.

  1. Beat the Odds Scholarship

If you’re a high school senior enrolled in a public school in Oregon, you might qualify for the Beat the Odds Scholarship.

Requirements: You’ll have to provide an essay, high school transcripts, financial information, and two letters of recommendation.

  1. Bertha P. Singer Nurses Scholarship

The Bertha P. Singer Nurses Scholarship is open only to students pursuing a nursing degree in Oregon. High school students do not qualify.

Requirements: You must have a 3.0 GPA. You’ll need to be enrolled in school full time and prove you’re at least in your second year of a nursing degree program.

  1. Beverley Swaim Staley Leadership Legacy Scholarship

The Beverley Swaim Staley Leadership Legacy Scholarship is open to young women pursuing a graduate degree in transportation or a related field.

Requirements: To qualify for this scholarship, you must not have been awarded another WTS scholarship.

  1. Ford ReStart Program scholarship

If you’re an adult student in Oregon, you might be able to get the need-based Ford ReStart Program scholarship to attend college.

Requirements: You must be 25 years of age or older, a resident of the state, and be enrolled or planning to enroll full time in an Oregon college or university.

  1. Ida M. Crawford Scholarship

The Ida M. Crawford Scholarship is open to any high school graduate attending an accredited college or university in Oregon.

Requirements: You must have at least a 3.5 GPA, be enrolled in school full time, and complete a FAFSA to qualify.

  1. Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship

If you’re a full-time Oregon undergraduate student, you might qualify for a scholarship from the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) Educational Foundation.

Requirements: A 3.2 GPA and enrollment in an Oregon college or university are required.

Is Highest GPA biased by gender?

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According to The Alliance Review, playing up excellent college grades won’t necessarily help a woman seeking a job — and might actually hurt, according to new research from Ohio State University.

Natasha Quadlin, the assistant professor of sociology, set out to determine how much academic performance matters to employers, and especially whether that’s different by gender. Her results will appear in the April issue of the journal American Sociological Review.

She found, after submitting fake applications for real entry-level jobs, that employers were much less likely to call back a female candidate with a very high grade-point average than a woman who had slightly less impressive grades.

Men who majored in math and earned the highest GPAs were called back three times as often as high-achieving women math majors, liquor stores.

Past research has found that high-achieving women suffer what Quadlin called a “competence-likeability trade-off,” and are unable to be viewed as both at the same time. “Men can simultaneously be judged to be powerful but still be beloved,” she said. From a survey of hiring managers, Quadlin found that employers gave an edge to female candidates perceived as likable. The most successful men were seen as competent and committed.

Quadlin sent out 2,106 fictional applications to 1,053 job openings across the country for general, entry-level positions. Gender was signaled by the first name; she picked names that were among the top five baby names for the mid-1990s in each region. Surnames were common and didn’t signal race or ethnicity.

She used a random number generator to assign a college GPA somewhere between 2.50 (C-plus or B-minus average) and 3.95 (solid A average). The fictional applicants all majored in English, business or mathematics at large, moderately selective public universities.

The resumes were extremely similar, including the same number of extracurricular activities and past work experience. Overall, 12.9 percent got calls back on their applications, either with invitations to interview or to call to learn more about the job. The callback rates between men and women were nearly the same.

Star Athlete, Star GPA

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Men’s basketball team of York College is set to play at the Capital Athletic Conference Championship on February 24. According to York Dispatch, the Spartans made their way to the finals after a 75-59 win against Salisbury at the Charles Wolf Gymnasium inside the Grumbacher Center on February 22. Here is the scoreboard:

  • Matt Samuffo led the Spartans with 19 points. This includes a 5-for-9 effort from 3-point range.
  • Jason Bady added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists for York, going 5 for 7 from the field.
  • Dalton Myers and Blayde Reich each added 11 points for the winners.
  • York improved to 22-4, while Salisbury dropped to 18-9.

The report added that Spartans will travel to Christopher Newport on February 24 for the championship game. As for the other semifinal last Saturday, CNU beat Mary Washington, 90-74. The said teams will split their regular season and on a brighter side, Dalton Myers and Matt Scamuffo have earned CoSIDA District IV Academic honors. They were only team members that earned the recognition.


Let’s talk about academics. Dalton Myers is reportedly a graduate student, earning already his undergraduate Biology degree. He achieved a 3.73 GPA for his undergraduate degree. On the other hand, he owned a 3.66 GPA for his first semester in masters of business administration. Myers has been a member of York College Dean’s List seven times, College Athletic Honor Roll member four times and CAC all-academic selection four times.Check out Papa Survey official website for more inquiries.

Furthermore, Matt Scamuffo is a senior student who shines brighter with 3.73 GPA as a mathematics major. He has been Dean’s List member as well four times, CAC All-academic selection three times, and York College Athletic Honor Roll three times.

District IV includes all of Pennsylvania. A student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.30 or higher cumulative GPA and a starter or significant reserve in order to be qualified for nomination.

Weighted GPA approved at EVSC

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Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. high school students will have weighted grades and class rank will be eliminated starting next school year (2018-2019). Last February 5, EVSC School Board Members approved the proposal unanimously, switching to weighted grades for high school student.

According to Courier and Press, the purpose of approving the proposal is for the students to take the most rigorous course they can. Director of high school support Darla Hoover explains, “Research shows that the more rigorous courses a student take in high school the more likely they are to be successful in their post-secondary endeavors.”

Meanwhile, part of Hoover’s report on weighted grades includes using Class of 2015 data. It displays students who took more AP courses earned higher SAT scores compared to those who took three or more dual credit classes. “We could find no negative impact on weighting grades on students while in some cases unweighted GPAs hurt our students,” Hoover shared. Additional details in the meeting include the following:

  • First is the College and career readiness tool. Board members closed a 5-month contract with Hobsons Naviance. School district officials hope it will help a group of high school students with career and college ready goals.
  • Second is the Wee Care construction information. Board members learned renovation construction costs for Wee Care. This EVSC’s new early childhood education choice for employees will open in August.
  • Third and last are the remaining snow makeup days. They have agreed that EVSC students must continue to make up four snow days out of the five that were missed in mid-January. Feb. 17 and March 3 will be the two remaining days. Students will receive assignments on the Tuesday of that week, for those days. After that, the assignments will be due the following Tuesday. Furthermore, work can continue after school. Teachers are very much willing to support. Many schools have open computer labs after all. Look at Kroger customers soon!

Parents and Students talks GPA and Class Ranks

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Behind the cords of success as a graduate is a reality of stress.

An agenda to get rid of class rank and alter the existing weighted grade point average (GPA) system was recently introduced, Plano Star Courier revealed. The issue was tackled by both students and parents.

A research revealed that class rank system is a negative motivation on students’ class selection. It is also linked to more stress and extreme competitive behavior. Moreover, the study also revealed class rank wasn’t the most accurate measure of a student’s success. Some College Board administrators put more value on alternative credentials than course grades and exam scores. On the other hand, some believed that the absence of class rank system would lead to the removal of a healthy competition. They believed that it’s the best motivator for the students.

Plano West’s Kevin Bai supported the committee’s goals to find an alternative to the weighted GPA. “However, I believe a more effective solution to achieving these stated goals is to get rid of the class ranking system instead of altering the weighted GPA,” Bai explained.

He added that the difference between a 4.5 and a 4.45 GPA is about 40 or 50 class rank positions, the difference between top 10 percent and top 8 percent. “And this giant chasm in ranking is honestly what drives people to game the system and try to take classes to increase their GPA,” Bai said. Gunjan Bhattarai agreed to Bai’s comments on GPA (is this enough with the tuition you pay through Chase Bank?)

Bhattarai warns that if the administration delays to resolve the issue, problems might continue to occur. This is because class rank competition creates a “hierarchy” through the schools. It seems like the higher the rank the better the student, which is not usually the case. The report revealed that as of today, the committee continues to study the pros and cons of the potential changes.