Audria M. Edwards Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 1

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, there were five awards given.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender student, or the child of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender parent(s).
  4. Must reside in Oregon or southwest Washington for a minimum of one year prior to submitting an application. The following Washington counties are eligible: Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.
  5. Must be a high school senior or older to apply for this undergraduate award.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for students who self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender or are the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons who reside in Oregon or southwest Washington. Applicants must plan to enroll in an undergraduate program and demonstrate financial need.

Application requirements for the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2+)
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: Eligible students must be pursuing an education in the areas of academics, trade, vocational, or the arts. The applicant must demonstrate financial need, and provide evidence of the potential to successfully complete his/her selected program of study. Advisory committee members of the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund will review the application of each candidate. Personal interviews will be required for application finalists. The scholarship recipients will be chosen upon completion of interviews based upon: apparent financial need; ability to meet the eligibility guidelines; and clarity of educational objectives.

Award Amount: Awards generally range from $750 to $1,500; last year's awards were all $1,000. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable. Students may reapply each year that they are eligible.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Applications are available on the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following materials: a one-page essay describing the goals he/she wishes to obtain with the help of this scholarship; current and official transcripts from his/her secondary and postsecondary institutions; and a minimum of two letters of recommendation that describe his/her potential for meeting his/her goals. All applications and supporting materials must be postmarked by the deadline date and mailed to the address provided.
Contact: Kimberlee Van Patten
Address: P.O. Box 16337 Portland, Oregon 97292

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