Instructions & Application

OMHA's Making a Difference Scholarship awards funds based on a comprehensive process that is completed by a committee review of areas including, but not limited to, academic accomplishments, community service, financial need, the availability of funds, and any additional qualifying criteria. The Making a Difference Scholarship is paid directly to the recipient’s school. Awards are made without regard to religion, race, color, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

Applications must be received by February 3, 2023, to be considered.

Criteria
Applicant must...
  • Be an employee or immediate family member** of an employee of a company that is a member in good standing with OMHA.
  • Be enrolled in a college, university, or vocational/trade school.
  • Currently hold a minimum weighted GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be accepted as a full-time student at a college, university, or trade school program for the upcoming academic semester. 
  • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
**An immediate family member is defined as a spouse, parent, child, or sibling. (Parent, child, and sibling relationships are considered immediate family members whether biological, adoptive, step, or foster.)

General Instructions

If a question does not apply, please put “N/A” in the space. If you have questions about the application process, please email staff at omha@omha.com or call the office at 503-364-2470 Monday through Friday from 8-5.
 
Applicant must provide the correct mailing address of their institution and student ID number for payment. If the applicant is under 18, the Statement of Accuracy & Release of Information must be signed by a parent or guardian. 
 
Completed applications must include:
  • Answers to each question below.
  • Unofficial Transcript from high school (Freshmen) or previous institution (Sophomores and higher).
  • Proof of acceptance to college, university, or vocational/trade school.
  • Demonstrated financial need (in a brief essay).
  • An email sent to omha@omha.com from the HR department of the member company in good standing with OMHA where you or your immediate family member is employed**.
 
In order to be considered, your application and all required supporting documents as listed above must be submitted online, with all supporting documents uploaded and employment verifications emailed to omha@omha.com, by February 3, 2023.

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1. Scholarship Applicant's Full Name:

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2. Scholarship Applicant's Phone Number & Email Address

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3. What is the employee's name (if other than the applicant) and the name of the member company where the applicant or immediate family member works? Member must be in good standing with OMHA.

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4. How are you related to the employee working for the OMHA member company?

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5. Have you requested an employment verification from the company's HR department to be emailed to omha@omha.com?

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6. Enter your Student ID Number, name of your school, and the Financial Aid Department's mailing address.

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7. Upload your proof of acceptance to a college, university, or trade or vocational school.

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8. Select your classification:

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9. Are you a full-time student?

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10. Will you live on campus?

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11. Using a 4.0 scale, what is your current Grade Point Average (GPA)?

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12. Upload your most recent unofficial transcript or your high school transcript .

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13. What is your current major?

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14. Please list all extra-curricular school activities in which you are or have been active:

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15. Community Organizations: Please list all service/volunteer work in which you are or have been active:

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16. Recognitions: Please list any awards/recognitions received:

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17. Statement of Need: In one sentence, describe how OMHA's Making a Difference Scholarship will benefit you.

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18. Career Plans: In one sentence, describe your career plans and what you would like to be doing in 10 years.

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19. Please type and upload a brief essay (1-2 paragraphs) demonstrating why you financially need this scholarship. Handwritten essays will not be accepted.

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20. STATEMENT OF ACCURACY

By checking "YES" below, I hereby affirm that I am at least 18 years old and that all information above and/or attached is provided by me to the Oregon Manufactured Housing Association (OMHA) Scholarship Committee and is true, correct, and without forgery. I also consent that my picture may be taken and used for any purpose deemed necessary by OMHA to promote the OMHA Making a Difference Scholarship Program.

Furthermore, I hereby understand that if chosen as a scholarship winner, per OMHA’s scholarship policy, I must provide evidence of enrollment/registration at the institution of my choice before scholarship funds can be awarded.

(If you are under 18 years old, please check NO and contact OMHA at omha@omha.com or 503-364-2470 to request a Statement of Accuracy & Release of Information form that can be filled out by your parent or legal guardian.)

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