Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

The 2020 application deadline has passed. 

The successful applicant:

  • is an Oregon high school senior in good standing;
  • participated in a civic education/engagement activity, project, or program in your classroom or as an extracurricular – including activities such as (but not limited to): Mock Trial, We the People (Con Team), Project Citizen, Law Day, Townhalls, etc.
  • demonstrates financial need;
  • has a strong academic background demonstrated by GPA, SAT, or ACT;
  • has applied and is intending to attend a college or university in the fall. Continuation of the scholarship after the first year will require continued good standing at the college or university attended by the applicant.
  • will write an essay (no more than 1000 words) about your civic participation experience, and
    • how your background influenced your civic engagement, involvement, or activity;
    • how civic participation changed your views; and
    • how you see yourself as an active citizen in the future.
  • It is recommended that applicants should finish their essay before filling out the application and label the document file with their first and last name.