More than $240,000 for Oregon students
For Oregon students, the first day of class marks the beginning of a semester of hard work. But they’ve also worked hard to get to this point: Benton County high school seniors began drafting their scholarship applications more than nine months ago, writing about their impressive accomplishments in high school and their ambitious goals for the future.
In May, the Benton Community Foundation notified more than 70 students that they would be receiving scholarships, from funds established by local donors. In the last three months, BCF has distributed more than $241,000 to local students. About 78% of those scholarship dollars are being applied at Oregon State University, and 9% are being applied at Linn-Benton Community College.
We are wishing all the best to our 2019 scholarship recipients. If you want to support one of these endowed scholarships, or want to start your own, contact our team!