HRCEF College Scholarships are now closed.
Please check back in March of 2024.
How to Apply
Applications for HRCEF College Scholarships are typically open from mid-March to mid-April each year.
HRCEF College Scholarships operate by common application. To apply, for college scholarships, students will need to provide:
- One letter of recommendation from an instructor, preferably in your field of study
- College Transcript (pdf)
- Financial Statement (questions on application)
- Personal Statement
- FAFSA SAR – or – the first and last page of your ORSAA
Students do not need to provide any additional documents or essays to apply for HRCEF college scholarships.
A note on letters of recommendation:
Students will provide the name and email of their recommender as part of the application. Recommenders will copy/paste the text of their letter into a form on Kaleidoscope. Recommenders do not need to provide students with the letter, use official letterhead, etc.
PROMPT for Personal Statement (500 words or less)
Write a description of your selected major, your future goals and any relevant personal or financial challenges that you face in pursuing your education. If you did not file a FAFSA, please explain.
2024 College Scholarships
Who is eligible for HRCEF College Scholarships?
HRCEF college scholarships are open to students who have graduated from Hood River Valley High School, and will be in their sophomore, junior or senior years of college starting in the Fall of 2024.
Students currently enrolled in a Master’s, Doctorate, or post Doctoral program are not eligible. Scholarships funds are intended for undergraduate programs, graduate and postgraduate programs are not eligible for funding.
The Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Healing Hands Scholarship is also open to HRVHS graduates who have not yet started college, but plan to enroll in the fall of 2024.
To learn more about a scholarship click on the scholarship name.
|Scholarship||Number Available||Award Amount||School / Degree||Additional Notes|
|HRCEF Board of Directors Scholarship Fund||3+ (Varies)||$1000 - $2000 (Varies)||Trade, Two-year, or four-year||These scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the HRCEF Board annually.
There are no GPA or other eligibility requirements.
|Mary Clifford College Scholarship||2||$2500||Trade, Two-year, or four-year||Student must demonstrate financial need|
|Ruth and Horace Daum Memorial Scholarship||6||$2000||Trade, Two-year, or four-year||Student must be studying nursing, music, or the sciences|
|Cascade Locks Alumni Association Scholarship||1+||$2000||Trade, Two-year, or four-year||Must have lived in Cascade Locks while attending HRVHS.
2.5 cumulative GPA minimum
|Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Healing Careers Scholarship||3||$2000||Trade, Two-year, or four-year||Must be pursuing a degree/career in healthcare or human services
Recipient may be HRVHS alum who is not currently enrolled in college
|Jesse Elder Memorial Scholarship||1||$1500||Trade, Two-year, or four-year|
|Rosenback Family College Scholarship||1||$1500||Trade, Two-year, or four-year||Must have lived in Cascade Locks while attending HRVHS.
2.5 cumulative GPA minimum
|Diana Carroll Education Scholarship||1||$1500||Trade, Two-year, or four-year||Student must be pursuing degree in education with intent to teach upon graduating|
|Martha and John Weber College Scholarship||1||$1000||Community College or Trade School||3.0 cumulative GPA minimm|
|Nathan Hazlett Memorial Scholarship||1||$1000||Any Aviation Degree||Student must be pursuing a career as a pilot|
|Janet C. Thompson Memorial Scholarship||1||$250||Trade, Two-year, or four-year||Students must be a music major, preferably vocal performance
3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
2023 Recipients of Hood River County Education Foundation College Scholarships
Congratulations to all college scholarship recipients! This year HRCEF awarded a record $44,000 in scholarships to our college scholarship recipients.
|Abigail Loihl||HRCEF Board of Directors College Scholarship|
|Adriana Trejo||HRCEF Board of Directors College Scholarship|
|Brissa Elias-Rojas||HRCEF Board of Directors College Scholarship|
|Cassandra Moreno||HRCEF Board of Directors College Scholarship|
|Cherlyn Hernandez||HRCEF Board of Directors College Scholarship|
|Lizzette Garcia||HRCEF Board of Directors College Scholarship|
|Maxwell Spears||HRCEF Board of Directors College Scholarship|
|Micah Poole||HRCEF Board of Directors College Scholarship|
|Aleyah Klapprich||Cascade Locks Alumni Association College Scholarship|
|Emily Sullenger||Cascade Locks Alumni Association College Scholarship|
|Maria Bustos Ramos||Diana Carroll Education Scholarship|
|Maxwell Spears||Janet C. Thompson Memorial Scholarship|
|Genaro Martinez||Jesse Elder Memorial Scholarship|
|Samia Rodriquez Pineda||Martha & John Weber Memorial Scholarship|
|Adrian Cardenas Mejia.||Mary Clifford Memorial College Scholarship|
|Estefani Reyes Moreno||Mary Clifford Memorial College Scholarship|
|Maria Bustos Ramos||Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Healing Careers College Anna Springs Scholarship|
|Dilma Lachino-Galendo||Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Healing Careers College Blessed Emilie Gamelin Scholarship|
|Yazalea Heredia||Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Healing Careers College Mother Joseph Scholarship|
|Aleyah Klapprich||Rosenback Family Scholarship|
|Chantal Sanchez Avalos||Ruth & Horace Daum Memorial Scholarship|
|Emiliano Ramirez||Ruth & Horace Daum Memorial Scholarship|
|Ernesto Jaimes Ravadan||Ruth & Horace Daum Memorial Scholarship|
|Estefani Reyes Moreno||Ruth & Horace Daum Memorial Scholarship|
|Monserrat Beltran Juarez||Ruth & Horace Daum Memorial Scholarship|
|Samia Rodriguez Pineda||Ruth & Horace Daum Memorial Scholarship|