Ed Foundation: Weber, Daum, Elder scholarships available

Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) has announced that Aug. 1 is the application deadline for 12 scholarships for Hood River Valley High graduates who are sophomore, juniors or seniors continuing in two- or four-year colleges.

Laurie Stephens, HRCEF executive director, reminds applicants, “Most of the scholarships require letters of reference from people in the student’s area of study, so students should allow adequate time to obtain the letters.”

Applications forms, details and specific requirements for each scholarship are on the HRCEF website, www.hrcef.org/scholarships/college-scholarships.

The Martha and John Weber Scholarship is available only for students attending a community college or technical or trade school. Recommendations from people in the field of study are required.

The Ruth and Horace Daum scholarships are designated for sophomores, juniors and seniors in nursing, music or science-related fields. Recommendations from people in the field of study are required.

The Jesse Elder Memorial Scholarship is not restricted to specific majors. Letters of recommendation are required.

Annually, the Hood River County Education Foundation awards $20,000 in scholarships to HRVHS graduates in their sophomore, junior and senior college years, as well as over $50,000 in scholarships to graduating HRVHS seniors. Most scholarships are provided by bequests or annual donations from local residents, and local businesses and agencies.

Anyone wishing to create a scholarship, or donate to the HRCEF Scholarship Fund may contact the Education Foundation at 541-387-5713.

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