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OCF Scholarships for Native American Students

The Oregon Community Foundation annually awards over $10 million in scholarships to Oregon students through our statewide scholarship program.  Two of these scholarship programs are targeted specifically for Native American students.

VERL AND DOROTHY MILLER NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Oregon to study a trade or vocational study (e.g., dental hygienist, nursing assistant, x-ray technician, etc.).  Award amount varies, the award is automatically renewable for up to four years as long as the student meets criteria.

HOWARD VOLLUM AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and Clark counties seeking post-secondary education or training in science, computer science, engineering or mathematics at an accredited school in the United States.  The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.

 

Criteria for both scholarships

* Participation in school or community activities

* Personal accomplishments or achievements

* Preference is given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to and involvement in the Native American community

* Open to students with a Certification of tribal enrollment or descendants of enrolled members

Deadline: Scholarship applications are due March 1st for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

How to Apply: Please fill out the attached application (including transcripts) and mail it to:

Oleya Pearsall

Oregon Community Foundation

1221 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 100

Portland, OR 97205

The application can also be emailed to opearsall@oregoncf.org, faxed (503.274.2771) or hand-delivered to our downtown office. Applications and instructions are also available on OCF’s website at https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/

Questions: Contact Oleya Pearsall, program associate for scholarships, at opearsall@oregoncf.org or call 503.552.3515.

For additional scholarship opportunities, please check http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/.

2018 UW Foster School of Business Minority Executive Program Scholarship

Multnomah County is once again looking to sponsor a deserving COBID Certified Business owner to the Foster School of Business Minority Business Executive Program, held in Seattle, WA, September 16 – 21, 2018.

The Minority Business Executive Program is a one-week residential program that takes place annually on campus at the University of Washington. The intensive curriculum grows minority and women-owned business leaders and helps them position their companies for today’s global economy.
Participants learn to utilize financial tools to make better business decisions, develop strategic plans for growth and sustainability, identify new technologies to scale operations, learn how to market their products and services more effectively, explore strategies to access global markets, and develop their leadership acumen. They return to their business with enhanced knowledge, a renewed personal energy, and an invaluable network of fellow minority and women business leaders.

Attached is the application to apply for the scholarship from the County and program brochure. The scholarship only covers the cost of the tuition; applicants must cover the costs of their room, transportation, and other costs. Attendees for the training stay at the Hotel Deca, located at 4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE, a short distance from the campus.

Deadline to submit applications is August 6, 2018.

2018 MBEP Brochure

UW Minority Business Executive Program Application – 2018