Eligible Students

Applicants must be seniors graduating in the current school year, residents of Polk County , reside within the 97304 zip code area, and must be eligible for enrollment at an eligible institution. Applicants must maintain a minimum high school GPA of 2.75.

Eligible Institutions

Eligible institutions include a public or private, generally accredited post-secondary institution providing undergraduate study.

Scholarship Amounts

There will be two (2) scholarships awarded, each in the amount of $500.

Disbursement of Funds

Each recipient shall receive a letter certifying the award. This letter should be sent to the university registrar (or other appropriate official) so they may submit it on behalf of the recipient for payment to be applied toward school tuition. Scholarship funds will become void if not used within a two-year period.

Application

Applicants must complete all questions on the application (please use the application unless additional space is needed). Questions need to be answered as thoroughly as possible so the Scholarship Committee can become well acquainted with the applicant’s background. Applications will be rated on the following criteria:

  • Future Plans & Goals
  • Community Involvement
  • Financial Need/Special Circumstances
  • Work Experience/School Activities
  • Financial Responsibility
  • Grades
  • Neatness & Completeness of the Application

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 20.

 

Return Applications to:

WSBA
Terry Kelly
PO Box 5021
Salem OR 97304

Application 2017 (PDF)