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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 26 January 2023

How to Apply for 2024 The Skanner Foundation Scholarship

The Skanner Foundation Scholarship Program is available to undergraduate students who maintain full time status at an accredited, post secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year. Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards should be applied toward tuition, room, board and, books and range from $1,000 to $3,000. Checks will be made payable to the institution. Individuals applying for a scholarship must forward one complete application packet to the address below. Current scholarship recipients must re-apply each year by June 15.

Application packets for the 2024 scholarships must be postmarked no later than October 8, 2023 (deadline is June 15, 2023 for current Scholarship recipients). Facsimiles and incomplete packets will not be accepted. Include a current photo (headshot) of yourself with the application.

Award letters will be forwarded to recipients only by The Skanner Foundation. The initial award and any renewals are in the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Recipients agree that their receipt of a scholarship award may be publicized by the scholarship sponsors. A representative of the Scholarship Committee may interview applicants. Mail complete application packets to:

The Skanner Foundation
PO Box 5455
Portland, OR 97228
ATTN: Scholarship Administrator

Email: [email protected]


  • Undergraduate student or high school student transitioning to college
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • Attending a post secondary, accredited institution or planning to attend
  • Plans to attend school for entire academic year, beginning in the fall, 12 credit hours per quarter
  • Completed 20 hours of “active” community service within past 12-months with certified documentation
  • Leadership involvement

Click here to download a copy of The Skanner Scholarship Application. The application is a fillable pdf. You can type your answers directly on the form and print. Or you can print the application and fill it out by hand.




Scholarship Application Essay

Applicants are required to submit a 600 words minimum essay using one of the following topics. It is also encouraged and preferred that the essays be typed.

  • Why are the academic results of minority youth (k-12), in the areas of reading and mathematics below the national average and what strategies do you believe school systems should implement to improve these statistics?
  • How should the minority community address the nation’s need for economic development? How would you define and address current issues of race relations in America? What challenges are currently faced by young minority males or females?


Official Academic Transcript

Applicants must request an official academic transcript from their most recent school or college. Transcripts must be included in the packets.


Confirmation of Community Service Form

Applicants are required to have performed a minimum of 20 active service hours within the 12-month preceding the application deadline. Scholarship applicants and recipients should complete and submit the Confirmation of Community Service Form as certification of service performed. Confirmation forms should be completed for each project. Applicants and recipients may make copies of the form as needed.

“Active” service shall be defined as “An activity that allows one to extend themselves in service to another without compensation, remuneration, personal gain or benefit.” See below for a sampling of acceptable projects:

  • Ex. 1 ACTIVE SERVICE - Qualifying Service Projects (serving food to the homeless through soup kitchen or shelter, tutoring students, picking up litter and recycling, coordinating a community food/shelter drive).
  • Ex. 2 PASSIVE SERVICE - Non-qualifying Service Project (donating food/clothing in a clothing drive, babysitting, singing in a choir, serving as an officer in an official position of a church or civic organization).

Please note that this is not a complete list of qualifying service projects. If you have questions regarding acceptable projects, please contact the Scholarship Administrator: Rick Gustafson at (503) 285-5555 ext. 508 or email [email protected].


Once notified of their selection, scholarship recipients must complete and forward the following items to us by December 1st.

  • Personal Information Form
  • Community Service Verification Form
  • Recent photo of self

Any problems with the school receiving funds or any other concern, please contact The Skanner Foundation. No funds will be dispersed without all information on the form.