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The Skanner Scholarship Program is available to undergraduate students who maintain full time status at an accredited, post secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year. Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards should be applied toward tuition, room, board and, books and range from $1,000 to $3,000.


On Memorial Day 1948, a dike broke on the Columbia River starting a flood that would leave 18,000 people homeless and altering race relations in Portland forever.  

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The Skanner Foundation congratulates all of this year's scholarship recipients.



Attorney and author has been fighting for civil rights since 1963 



Look for pictures of yourself or your friends in our slideshow of images by Intisar Abioto, Julie Keefe and Andre Clayton   


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Past speakers include Ellyn Angelotti of the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg who showed us how the digital age makes it possible to make changes in the world; Robin Morris Collin the Willamette University law professor on Environmental Justice; Stephen Coleman the executive director of Washington Parks & People in Washington D.C.; Attorney General John Kroger who addressed civil rights issues in Oregon; Charles Ogletree faculty fellow emeritus at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard University who spoke about the need for reparations for slavery; and Luke Visconti co-founder and publisher of DiverstyInc magazine.


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LIVE BLOG: "8 a.m. Guests are gathering in the lobby outside the Grand Ballroom of The Hilton Hotel for The Skanner Foundation's 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. 8:37: Event Emcee Bobbie Dore Foster, Editor of The Skanner News Group welcomes the guests and introduces the head table. "Thank you all for being here this morning to celebrate America's greatest civil rights leader. You all are a reflection of Dr. King's  "beloved community" and we are grateful that you choose to begin this special holiday in his honor by being here this morning.

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