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, 2019 (deadline is August 31, 2019 for current Scholarship recipients). 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.
Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack presents a scholarship award to Philippa Cavill (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack presents a scholarship to Grant High School student Jaime Fields (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack presents a scholarship award to a friend of recipient Gloria Joseph who was unable to attend. (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Scholarship recipient Jessica Isibor's sister accepts the award from Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack in her stead (Photo by Julie Keefe)
University of Oregon Student Services Vice President Roger Thompson with scholarship recipient Makayla Agnew (Photo by Julie Keefe)
University of Oregon Student Services Vice President Roger Thompson with scholarship recipient Melissa Torres-Duran (Photo by Julie Keefe)
University of Oregon Vice President of Student Services Roger Thompson awards a scholarship to UO student Hiermon Medhanie (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Monica Foster with scholarship recipient Ganiyat Karimu, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Monica Foster with scholarship recipient Nikki Nyugen, sponsored by U.S. Forest Service (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Portland State University President Rahmat Shoureshi with scholarship recipient Jasmyn Myers (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Portland State University President Rahmat Shoureshi with scholarship recipient Maria Casas (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Scholarship recipient Fara Mendi (right), sponsored by Portland Community College (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Scholarship recipient Denise Lathan (right), sponsored by Portland Community College (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Scholarship recipient Victoria Wallace (right), receives accolades from Maxine Fitzpatrick of PCRI (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Bobby Lee, Prosper Portland's director of economic development, with The Skanner Foundation Scholarship recipient Johana Amani (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Allyson Knapper receives her scholarship award from Ruth Williams-Brinkley, Kaiser Permanente, President (Photo by Julie Keefe)
Scholarship recipient Destiny Isibor, sponsored by Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Pete Fleming of Enterprise Holdings presents Malik Williams with thier scholarship award (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Scholarship recipient Iman Pearce with sponsor Home Foward (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury with their sponsored scholarship recipient Kai Mills (Photo by Antonio Harris)
A representative for Javondre Cole receives his scholarship award from Pacific Power. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Miracle Uzoekwe receives a scholarship from Dave Robertson of PGE. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Mayor Ted Wheeler with The City of Portland's scholarship recipient Maliyah Harris (Photo by Antonio Harris)
De La Salle North Catholic High School student My'Zhane Fesser receives a scholarship sponsored by Providence Health. (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Monica Foster with the parents of The Skanner Foundation Scholarship recipient Elli Cooney (Photo by Antonio Harris)
A parent of scholarship recipient Berhaney Ayalew, is presented with the award by a representative from Turner Construction (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Chabre Vickers of Wells Fargo presents a scholarship to Janelle Arnold (Photo by Antonio Harris)
Monica Foster with scholarship recipient Lindsey Luis, sponsored by Uber (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.