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Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

Students of Corvallis High School and Crescent Valley High School are invited to apply for these scholarships.  Applicants may email their applications and supporting documents to admin@cpsfoundation.org. Materials may also be sent via mail to the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation office, 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis OR 97333. All materials must be received by midnight on April 30. 

Anna J. H. Fang Scholarship for Journalism and Communications

This $1,000 scholarship is for students going into Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, or a related field. A graduate of Crescent Valley High School, Ms. Fang’s career entailed working overseas in Public Relations with people from all over the world, and with this scholarship she intends to support students considering similar fields.
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Anna J. H. Fang Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

The STEM Scholarship is a $1,000 award for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or a related field. Preference will be given to students from demographic groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM.
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Corvallis School Board Scholarships

These non-renewable, needs-based scholarships (two at $1,000 and one at $500) are available to Corvallis 509J graduating high school seniors or high school graduates from the previous school year that are first-generation post-secondary education seeking applicants. Priority will be given to students seeking careers in the trades, paraprofessional medical services, and emergency services, but college pathways will also be considered.
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Dennis Staats Scholarship for the Arts

The Dennis Staats Scholarship for the Arts, established in 2021, is a $1000 annual scholarship for students graduating from Corvallis High School with plans to pursue a degree in the fine or performing arts.
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Eric Gorski Multimedia Scholarship Endowed Fund

Established in honor and memory of Eric Gorski, a Crescent Valley High School graduate, class of 1998. His creativity and talents found expression in his drawing, cartooning, animation, screenwriting, film making, and editing. This $750 annual scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Corvallis High School or Crescent Valley High school pursuing an education in Multimedia Design.
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Lynn Lahey Somos el Futuro Endowed Fund

This fund was established by former 509J principal Lynn Lahey to support an annual $500 college scholarship for a bilingual student from Corvallis High School or Crescent Valley High School.
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NAACP Corvallis Scholars Scholarship

Established in 2020, the NAACP Corvallis Scholars award is a $2,500 nonrenewable scholarship given by the Albany/Corvallis NAACP Branch. It will be awarded to an outstanding high school student who identifies as Black, Indigenous or as a Person of Color and who plans to pursue a degree or certificate of completion from an accredited four-year college, community college, and/or vocational and technical institution in the United States.
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Olaf ‘Ole’ Hedstrom Memorial Endowed Fund

Established in memory of OSU Veterinary Profession Olaf Hedstrom, this fund supports an annual $500 scholarship for a graduating senior enrolling in a university in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, General Science, Animal Science, Zoology, Horticulture, or Agriculture.
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Susan Small Hall Scholarship Endowed Fund

This fund was established to provide a $1,000 annual college scholarship to a graduating senior who demonstrates leadership and academic achievement. Preference given to students who have participated on a Corvallis golf team.
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David Zajicek Endowed Fund

This fund was established by CHS Girls’ Golf coach David Zajicek to provide a $1,000 annual college scholarship for a Corvallis High School graduate who has participated in at least two years of CHS Girls’ or Boys’ Golf.
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Zach Peters Performing Arts and Education Scholarship

Established in memory of Zach Peters, this fund supports an annual $1,000 scholarship for a Crescent Valley High School graduate with plans to attend college, university, or art school and major in some aspect of Performing Arts or Education.
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In some cases, awardees of the Zach Peters Performing Arts Scholarship may choose to re-apply for the scholarship annually throughout their undergraduate careers. Renewal is contingent on availability of funds and quality of students’ applications.
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