Scholarships and Donating
- Oregon State University Scholarships
- Oregon Institute of Technology Scholarships
- Portland State University Scholarships
- University of Portland Scholarships
The following is a listing of scholarships relating to MECOP. Please see the OSAC scholarship catalog for requirements.
- MECOP Rand Sherwood Scholarship: Rand Sherwood worked at PGE and was a hearty supporter of the MECOP program. He served on the MECOP board from October 2007 until his passing in May 2012. This scholarship is intended to promote and continue the legacy of Mr. Sherwood by encouraging the relationship between industry and universities.
- MECOP Gary Petersen Scholarship: Gary Petersen served as MECOP's Executive Director for nearly 40 years and is now retired. This scholarship was established on his behalf to help students in rural communities pursue higher education.
- MECOP Leupold and Stevens Scholarship: The MECOP Leupold and Stevens Scholarship as created by Leupold and Stevens to provide their employees a means to help MECOP students pay for their education. While this was originally created for their employees, anyone is welcome to donate.
How Can Students Apply?
- Go to the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) Scholarship Fund Website .
- Login or create an account
- Fill out the OSAC application form. If you qualify for any MECOP Scholarship OSAC will notify you.
How Can I Donate To A Scholarship?
- Go to the Online Contributions for Scholarship Funds page .
- This can also be found via the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) Scholarship Fund Website
- Fill out the form to submit a donation.
Managing Student Loans / Scholarships While on an Internship
If you are on a scholarship or have a student loan, make sure to reach out to your loan provider and your university's financial aid department prior to the start of an internship that overlaps a school term (this will happen for any MECOP/CECOP internship). Some schools require students to request a "leave of absence" or apply for internship credits in order to keep scholarships and loans intact. This is especially important for loans as some providers will start requiring payments after missing more than one term of school in an academic year.
If you have any further questions regarding loans, please contact your university's financial aid department.