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Award letters will be forwarded to recipients only by The Skanner Foundation. The initial award and any renewals are in the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Recipients agree that their receipt of a scholarship award may be publicized by the scholarship sponsors. A representative of the Scholarship Committee may interview applicants. Mail complete application packets to:

The Skanner Foundation
PO Box 5455
Portland, OR 97228
ATTN: Scholarship Administrator

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate student or high school student transitioning to college
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • Attending a post secondary, accredited institution or planning to attend
  • Plans to attend school for entire academic year, beginning in the fall, 12 credit hours per quarter
  • Completed 20 hours of “active” community service within past 12-months with certified documentation
  • Leadership involvement

Click here to download a copy of The Skanner Scholarship Application, or see application below

APPLICATION PACKET CONTENT

Scholarship Application Essay Applicants are required to submit a 600 words minimum essay using one of the following topics. It is also encouraged and preferred that the essays be typed.

Why are the academic results of minority youth (k-12), in the areas of reading and mathematics below the national average and what strategies do you believe school systems should implement to improve these statistics?

How should the minority community address the nation’s need for economic development? How would you define and address current issues of race relations in America? What challenges are currently faced by young minority males or females?

Official Academic Transcript

Applicants must request an official academic transcript from their most recent school or college. Transcripts must be included in the packets.

Confirmation of Community Service Form

Applicants are required to have performed minimum of 20 “active” service hours within the 12-month preceding the application deadline. Scholarship applicants and recipients should complete and submit the Confirmation of Community Service Form as certification of service performed. Confirmation forms should be completed for each project. Applicants and recipients may make copies of the form as needed.

“Active” service shall be defined as “An activity that allows one to extend themselves in service to another without compensation, remuneration, personal gain or benefit.” See below for a sampling of acceptable projects:

  • Ex. 1 ACTIVE SERVICE - Qualifying Service Projects (serving food to the homeless through soup kitchen or shelter, tutoring students, picking up litter and recycling, coordinating a community food/shelter drive).
  • Ex. 2 PASSIVE SERVICE - Non-qualifying Service Project (donating food/clothing in a clothing drive, babysitting, singing in a choir, serving as an officer in an official position of a church or civic organization).

Please note that this is not a complete list of qualifying service projects. If you have questions regarding acceptable projects, please contact the Scholarship Administrator: Rick Gustafson (503) 285-5555 ext. 508

Any problems with the school receiving funds or any other concern, please contact The Skanner Foundation. No funds will be dispersed without all information on this form. Please retain a copy of this for your records, no other copies will be sent to you.

AWARD REQUIREMENTS

Once notified of their selection, scholarship recipients must complete and forward the following items to us by December 1st.

  • Scholarship Acceptance Agreement
  • Personal Information Form
  • Copy of your fall registration sheet and bill
  • Community Service Verification Form

Scholarship Application

Student Profile:

Name______________________________________________________________

Address (Resident)___________________________________________________

City/State/Zip____________________________________Phone______________

Email Address_______________________________________________________

Social Security Number ________________________________________________

Academic Profile:

High School Information (High School students transitioning to college only)

Name______________________________________________________________

Address (Resident)____________________________________________________

City/State/Zip____________________________________Phone______________

Grade Point Average_____________

College Information:

(High School Students should provide information on the university they have been accepted to or plan to attend)

Name______________________________________________________________

Address (Resident)____________________________________________________

City/State/Zip____________________________________Phone______________

Grade Point Average_________ Major Field of Study________________________

Please list and describe your leadership involvement over the past 2 years.

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Student should retain a copy of their application

References: Please provide two (2) character reference letters from non-relatives.

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Why are the academic results of minority youth (k-12), in the areas of reading and mathematics below the national average and what strategies do you believe school systems should implement to improve these statistics?

Career Goals: Briefly state your career goals in twenty-five words or less.

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Were you a previous scholarship recipient? ? YES ? NO

If YES, what year?_______

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Internal Use Only: Award Amount: $_____ Reviewed By:____________________

Deficiencies ? Application ? GPA ? Essay ? Transcript ? Community Service ?

Additional Items

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Confirmation of Community Service Form

Please note that there is to be only one community service project per form.

I, _____________________________, in accordance with The Skanner Foundation Scholarship eligibility requirements, verify that I performed the following community service project. (*See description for “active” community service):

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Student signature, Date

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