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Your hard work in high school can mean two years of a full tuition scholarship at Chemeketa

Earn a Full Tuition Scholarship With Chemeketa Scholars

Chemeketa Scholars covers up to two years of tuition in any field of study, including career technical programs.

What's New with Chemeketa Scholars

  • Apply for Fall 2024 admission
  • Placement is no longer required for eligibility (except homeschool students). Placement is still required for course registration
  • Chemeketa Scholars application available February 26 - March 8
    The application is restricted to Chemeketa's system users. In order for the application to open, you must be logged into your Chemeketa student email
  • Scholars applicants should also apply for the Oregon Promise as well as financial aid
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Chemeketa Scholars Eligibility Requirements

High School Students

  • Attend a high school within Chemeketa’s district or reside in Chemeketa’s district
  • Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. This GPA is through first semester/trimester of the final year of high school
  • Be on track to earn a high school diploma
  • Enroll full-time (12-18 credits) at Chemeketa in the first fall term after graduation

Homeschool Students

  • Reside in Chemeketa’s district
  • Be registered with the Willamette Education Services District (WESD) as a homeschool student. Documentation is required
  • Be placed into Writing 115 and Math 095 or higher*
  • Earn ACT composite score of 27 or SAT combined score of 1270 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Plus Math tests
  • Enroll full time (12-18 credits) at Chemeketa in the first fall term after finishing high school requirements


  • Meet all requirements for either high school or homeschool students
  • Joined the military within three months of graduating high school or finishing high school requirements
  • Enroll full time (12-18 credits) at Chemeketa within six months of discharge

*SAT/ACT scores cannot be used in lieu of placement assessment results.