And our scholarships reflect this reality. Whether you’re planning to attend college straight out of high school, further your training through a vocational school, or pursue a degree after a break, we want to help make that next step a solid one.
For the 2024 application period (February 1–March 31) we're boosting the total scholarship awards to $77,500 and opening applications to vocational, continuing, and nontraditional students.
In 2024, we’re awarding 20 scholarships of $3,500, as well as the $7,500 Richard Metzler Opportunity.
We award the annual $7,500 Richard Metzler Opportunity Scholarship to a Lane County student who, despite adversity or lack of opportunity, has demonstrated excellence in education, leadership, or civic responsibility.
This scholarship honors the memory of Richard Metzler, a longtime SELCO Board Member who served more than 30 years as a director and supervisor of special education in Springfield Public Schools.
Enjoy a throwback video showcasing our 2023 recipients as they describe what they would include in a time capsule to be opened in 2123.