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. Checks will be made payable to the institution. Individuals applying for a scholarship must forward one complete application packet to the address below. Current scholarship recipients must re-apply each year. Application packets must be postmarked no later than October 31 prior to the MLK Breakfast. Facsimiles and incomplete packets will not be accepted.
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
Click here to download a copy of The Skanner Scholarship Application. The application is a fillable pdf. You can type your answers directly on the form and print. Or you can print the application and fill it out by hand.
The Skanner Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Pacifc Northwest Region, will award two scholarships of $1,500 each to an eligible graduating high school senior and/or an eligible college student in the Portland/Vancouver/Seattle areas. For this supplemental scholarship questionaire, click here. Submit the supplemental questionaire along with The Skanner Scholarship Application by October 31 prior to the MLK Breakfast.
Students Crystal Myers, PSU, Cameron Retherford, PCC and Mikayla Stone, Grant H.S., proudly display scholarship certificates received from Barry Pack, director of sponsor Oregon Lottery. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Kelvin Martinez-Gomez, De La Salle H.S., and Joseph Justice, Benson H.S. are presented with scholarships by Dianne Guidry, deputy regional forester, of sponsor Pacific Northwest Region, US Forest Service. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
University of Oregon students Hiermon Medhanie, Makayla Agnew and Melissa Torres-Duran are presented with scholarships by Michael Schill, president of sponsor University of Oregon. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Berhaney Ayalew, De La Salle H.S. (with parent), receive a scholarship from Maxine Fitzpatrick, executive director of sponsor PCRI. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Maria Casas, De La Salle H.S. was presented with a scholarship by Kimberly Branam, executive director of sponsor Prosper Portland. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Jessica Isibor, Emory University, was presented with a scholarship by Dr. James Mason of sponsor Providence Health & Services. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Gloria Joseph, De La Salle H.S. was presented with a scholarship by Angel Bigger, Group Rental Manager of sponsor Enterprise Holdings. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Thomas Trinh accepting a scholarship for his daughter Victoria Trinh from Matt Neururer Sr. Operations Manager of sponsor UBER. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Maliyah Harris is presented with a scholarship sponsored by the City of Portland, by Mayor Ted Wheeler and Police Chief Danielle Outlaw. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Allyson Knapper, OHSU graduate student MD, is presented with a scholarship by Ruth Brinkley, president northwest and Tracy Dannen-Grace, director of community partnerships and philanthropy of sponsor Kaiser Permanente. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Javondre Cole, Jefferson H.S., is presented with a scholarship by Scott Bolton, vice president of community and government affairs of sponsor Pacific Power. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Ezinne Egbo, Glencoe H.S., is presented with a scholarship by Dominique Johnson, of sponsor UPS. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Abel Getachew, De La Salle H.S. is presented with a scholarship by Tim Collier, director, Communications of sponsor Home Forward. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Norman Sylvester, Sr. accepts a scholarship for his son Anthony Sylvester, Pomona College, from Tony Leon-Guerrero, procurement manager of sponsor Turner Construction. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Geoffrey Arnold accepts a scholarship for his daughter Janelle Arnold, Marist College, from Cobi Lewis, V.P. and community development officer for Oregon and Southwest Washington of sponsor Wells Fargo. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Ken Cooney accepts a scholarship for his daughter Elli Cooney from Monica Foster, and Luis Sosa, PCC with Bernie Foster of The Skanner Foundation. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
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.
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:
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
Once notified of their selection, scholarship recipients must complete and forward the following items to us by December 1st.
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 the form.