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College Visits

Sign up in the Counseling Office if you are interesting in talking to the representative from one of these colleges

Oct 22nd @ 10 am            Western Illinois University

Oct 15th @ 10:30 am        University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Oct 15th @ 12:30 pm        Upper Iowa University

Oct 16th @ 1 pm               Educators of Beauty-Sterling

Oct 17th @ 12:05 pm        Sauk Valley Community College

Oct 23rd @ 9 am               Central College

Oct 23rd @ 11 am             University of Dubuque

Oct 23rd @ 1 pm               Kishwaukee College

Scholarship Opportunities


The FHN Healthcare Career Scholarships are available online at http://www.fhn.org/Scholarships.asp?code=SE

These scholarships are for students pursuing a career in healthcare. Please visit FHN website for details. Deadline for submitting application is Sept 7th.



The Horatio Alger Scholarship application is available online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org

This is scholarship is for full time high school seniors, planning on pursuing and completing a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States. Demonstrate financial need, involved in co-curricular and community service; maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. For more details, go to the website. Deadline is October 25, 2018.



The Village of Progress Foundation Scholarship is available in the Counseling Office. To be eligible, the student must be a resident of Ogle County; be either a high school senior who is disabled or is planning on attending college and majoring in an area related to the disabled. Applications must be received by October 1, 2018.



Starting with the 2019 incoming class, The University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign will cover tuition and fees for up to four years for all qualified in-state students. It’s called the Illinois Commitment Grant. For more details, go to:




The Acorn Equality Fund is a grassroots organization that provides college scholarships for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) persons, their children, and allies in Illinois’ downstate counties. To apply for this scholarship go to https://www.acornequalityfund.org/ Deadline is September 21, 2018.



WACE (World Council and Assembly on Cooperative Education) believes that cooperative education could be a key factor in helping you make important decisions about the college and career path that is right for you. WACE also offers a merit co-op scholarship for current high school seniors or transfer students. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of the 9 Partner Institutions listed on their website. For more information, go to www.waceinc.org



The CBAI Foundation for Community Banking 2019 Annual Scholarship is available in the Counseling Office. The competition is open to Illinois high school seniors who are sponsored by a CBAI member bank. Students will be asked to write an essay on 3 different subjects. For more information on this scholarship,  go to: www.cbai.com  Deadline is February 6, 2019.



Looking for a way to make the scholarship application process a little more fun? While there are plenty of scholarships out there that award students based on their academic success or volunteer services, this isn’t necessarily that list. Instead, you can find weird scholarships that let you declare your love for ice cream or hash out a survival plan for a zombie apocalypse. Great with fashion design and using duct tape? Perfect! Can you speak Klingon? Excellent (or, perhaps you’d say, “Chon!”). You’ll find several weird scholarships like these in this special directory list. So, have fun and start applying for your chance to win!


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Go to www.unigo.com to sign up and start applying today!



The Village Of Progress Foundation will offer a $500, one year scholarship to be awarded at their Annual Banquet scheduled on October 17, 2018. The financial status of the applicant is not a consideration.To be eligible, the student must be a resident of Ogle County, be either a high school senior who is disabled or is planning on attending college and majoring in an area related to the disabled, or a full-time undergraduate college student who is disabled or is majoring in an area related to the disabled. Applications must be received by October 1, 2018, be completed on the Foundation application form, and include at least three written references. Those wishing an application are encouraged to call the Village of Progress at 815-732-2126 or stop by the OHS counseling office for a copy.



Nursing Education Scholarship Program

If you are pursuing a certificate in practical nursing, an associates degree in nursing, a hospital-based diploma in nursing or a bachelor’s or graduate degree in nursing and demonstrate the greatest financial need among qualified students, you may be qualified to win the Nursing Education Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial aid anywhere from one to four years. If awarded, you must begin full- or part-time employment as a licensed practical or registered nurse in Illinois within six months of graduating, and remain employed for a period equivalent to the educational time supported by the scholarship. If you terminate studies, or fail to become employed, you will be required to repay the full scholarship amount, plus seven-percent interest per year.

The application cycle for this scholarship is from March 1 through May 31, prior to the beginning of the academic year for which you are requesting the scholarship.

For more information, visit the website for the Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Rural Health.



Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program:

In an effort to address the shortage of nurses and the lack of instructors to staff courses teaching nursing in Illinois, the Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program encourages longevity and career change opportunities. The program is intended to pay eligible loans to add an incentive to nurse educators in maintaining their teaching careers within the State of Illinois. The annual awards to qualified nurse educators may be up to $5,000 to repay their student loan debt, and may be received for up to a maximum of four years.




Keith & Mary Lou Hauge Student IEA Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Keith & Mary Lou Hauge Student IEA Scholarship. $1,000 scholarships are available for Student IEA members. Online application, accompanied by supporting documentation, must be submitted no later than March 1, 2019. View the scholarship guidelines and online application. Deadline is March 1, 2019



The Illinois PTA Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students entering an education related field of study are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

The 2018-2019 Scholarship Application.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. High School seniors graduating from an Illinois Public school;
  2. Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above in a non-weighted 4.0 scale. Please convert the GPA if it is weighted and/or a 5.0 scale.
  3. Enrolling in a college or university in education or education-related degree program, which may include: Librarians, Instructional Media Specialists, School Nurses, School Psychologists, or Social Workers (all of which require certification from a State Board of Education).

Be sure grades for a minimum of 7 semesters of high school are available on the uploaded transcript.



As a catalyst for change, Greenhouse Scholars is looking for students like you who demonstrate leadership within their communities. More than just a scholarship, our vision is to cultivate a community of leaders who will evolve the communities of the world. Relentless and capable of anything, Greenhouse Scholars take action to impact the next generation, and together, make a difference in their families, their communities, and across the world. To apply, go to:




2018 Illinois Chemical Education Foundation

$2,000 High School Senior Scholarship Application


Open to All Future Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers

The Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, through the Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF) presents a number of $2,000 scholarships each year to top high school senior science students. We welcome all applications for the ICEF scholarships. 

The ICEF’s objective is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement.

Please submit the following information postmarked no later than Friday, February 23, 2018, and received no later than Wednesday, February, 28 2018.

Online application: https://www.cicil.net/high-school-scholarship-application

2018 Illinois Chemical Education Foundation

$2,000 Undergraduate Scholarship Application



Open to All Future Chemistry, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers and High School Chemistry Teachers

The Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF), administered by the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI), invites you to apply for a $2,000 Scholarship Award. ICEF presents a number of scholarship awards each year to Illinois residents at the undergraduate level. We welcome all applications for ICEF scholarships. 

Please submit the following information postmarked no later than Friday, February 23, 2018, and received no later than Wednesday, February, 28, 2018.

Online application: https://www.cicil.net/undergraduate-scholarship-application



Comcast Leaders and Achievers®
Scholarship Program

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide.

Applicants must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Deadline to apply is December 7, 2018.

Visit learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers to learn more and apply today!



We are pleased to announce that University of Minnesota Twin Cities is now accepting applications for the 2019 Mr. and Mrs. George W. Taylor Foundation Scholarship. This is a four-year, full cost of attendance scholarship to the College of Science & Engineering (CSE) at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities toward any CSE degree. This scholarship is worth more than $180,000 over four years, beginning in Fall 2019.

You can learn more about the College of Science & Engineering, including all our degree programs, at cse.umn.edu.

The Taylor Scholarship application and instructions can be found at: z.umn.edu/csetaylor. The deadline to apply online and submit all required application materials is Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Mr. Taylor believed his engineering education at the University of Minnesota was the catalyst to his own successful engineering career. He believed the world would be better if there were more engineers. This scholarship is intended to provide a student from the Rockford, Illinois area the same opportunity at Minnesota that was available to the late Mr. Taylor. 

Requirements for Consideration: 

  • Graduating high school seniors are preferred, but junior college graduates are eligible.
  • Candidate must indicate a permanent residence within a 50-mile radius of Rockford, Illinois.
  • Candidate must have applied for admission to the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
  • Candidate must be in top 10% of graduating class.
  • Candidate should have an ACT composite score of 30 and mathematics score of 29 or better (or equivalent SAT: total 1370, math 680).
  • Financial need is a consideration but not a requirement.  

A completed application is to include:

  1. Online application form
  2. Official high school transcript(s), uploaded as part of the online application form 
  3. 2-3 letters of recommendation, mailed according to the application instructions
  4. Financial release authorization, mailed according to application instructions
  5. Completion of FAFSA prior to applying is encouraged

Submit or postmark all these items by Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Please direct questions to Kathy Meiners, the Taylor Scholarship Selection Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dorothy Cheng, CSE Asst Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Students interested in attending Central College in Pella, IA next fall, apply by December 1st to be considered for additional scholarships. And they will waive the application fee. For more information, go to www.central.edu/apply



The Rock River Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers 2019 Scholarship Application is available in the Counseling Office. This scholarship is for high school seniors who will be enrolling in an engineering program in the fall of 2019. Deadline is January 19, 2019.



The Chief OHS/ U of I Alumni Scholarship is available in the Counseling Office. This scholarship for any 2019 graduate of Oregon High School with plans to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign beginning with the Fall 2019 semester. Deadline is April 26th.



The Lauren’s Legacy Scholarship Award Application is available in the Counseling Office. Lauren Donmeyer’s legacy was her unconditional kindness, strength, and compassion towards others.  It is in her memory that her family will be awarding one $500.00 scholarship to an OHS graduating senior who plans to attend a technical school or a 2-year or 4-year college or university while pursuing a postsecondary degree. Deadline is April 1st.



The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award Application is available in the Counseling Office. This scholarship is based on financial need and scholastic ablility. Deadline is March 1st.

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210 S. 10th St.
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Phone: 815-732-5300
Fax: 815-732-3361

Contact Information:

Dr. Heidi Deininger, Principal


Mr. Mike Lawton, Activities Director


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