Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

The Bob & Marilyn Ridgley Scholarship application is now open – scroll down for form. 

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
    • Courthouse Experience Tours
    • Current Events
  • demonstrates financial need;
  • has a strong academic background demonstrated by GPA and other academic factors;
  • has applied and is intending to attend a college or university in the fall. Continuation of the scholarship after the first year requires continued enrollment and academic good standing.
  • submits an essay detailing civic participation experience, and
    • how their background influenced civic engagement, involvement, or activity;
    • how civic participation changed their views; and
    • how they see themselves as an active citizen in the future.
  • It is recommended that applicants complete their essay and save as a .doc or .pdf file before filling out the application; file name should include first and last name.

Download a printable PDF flyer here: Ridgley Scholarship Flyer

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Ridgley Scholarship Application

  • Indicate if weighted or unweighted.
  • One of the requirements of this scholarship is continued good standing at university. Please provide a short (2-3 sentence) description of how your high school academic background reflects your ability to meet this requirement.
  • If you have been accepted, tell us where; if you intend to attend one school in particular, tell us which one and why.
  • If you do not have this information, enter N/A.
  • Please provide 2-3 sentences with other information that you believe is relevant to your financial need.
  • Please describe how civic engagement and participation in Classroom Law Project programs made a difference for your educational experience. As part of your essay, you may choose to discuss one or more of the following: * How has your background influenced your civic engagement, involvement, or activity? * How has your engagement in a Classroom Law Project program or project impacted your views? * How do you see yourself actively engaging in the community in the future? Please label your .doc or .pdf with your first and last name and upload below.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, Max. file size: 16 MB.