The Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship is a renewable four-year collegiate scholarship program eligible for current Oregon high school seniors who are emerging leaders, and plan to attend an Oregon trade school, college or university. The program is intended to facilitate the growth of promising leaders in the state of Oregon by developing the skills needed to flourish their local communities. In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will have a board of mentors available to them throughout and following their schooling to help guide their path to a successful career and future. By helping to open doors in the business sector, these emerging leaders will remain planted and invested in the state of Oregon.
This is a need-based scholarship with criteria focusing on an individual’s involvement in his or her community, rather than academic or athletic performance. Four scholarships will be issued for the 2018/19 academic year. Each scholarship is worth $4,000 per year for a total commitment of $16,000 per student
Application for the 2019/2020 academic year will go live October 1, 2018. The deadline is March 1, 2019.
For the past decade, the Harrington Family Foundation (HFF) has raised more than $2M for Oregon students, led by local favorite, Joey Harrington. Joey was born and raised in Oregon and feels a vital connection to the state that has provided him many opportunities. It is the place he and his wife, Emily, have chosen to grow their family post-NFL, and remain close to those who helped in his success. Joey believes investing in dedicated Oregon college students ultimately invests in the good of Oregon.
Joey recognizes leaders do not only exist on the athletic field, or in front of a television camera. The Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship is designed to find and encourage students who have shown a take-charge ability in their community, but may need help reaching their potential.
2018 Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship Recipients
Shantelle Canete, Days Creek Charter School — Canyonville, is an honors student and the 2018 salutatorian of Days Creek Charter School who has demonstrated strong leadership as her school’s Student Body Vice President, FFA Jr. Vice President Officer, and My Future My Choice representative, Yearbook Editor, and Society of Women Engineers merit award winner. Shantelle will study biology with an emphasis on pre-med at the University of Oregon.
Raul Marquez-Guerrero, McKay High School — Salem, is an AP student with an aptitude for public speaking and public policy, who has demonstrated leadership as ASB President, Youth & Government President, Willamette Academy Core Group Leader, and Youth Homeless Shelter Lead. As a first-generation college student, Raul will intern this summer in Washington D.C. for Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, and plans to study political science at Willamette University.
Theresa Mai, Clackamas Web Academy — Portland, is an honors student with a keen interest in human-computer interaction. She has demonstrated leadership as an Academic Counselor and Summer Math Tutor at Clackamas Web Academy, Volunteer Reader for Start Making a Reader Today, and Co-Captain and Marketing Lead for her FIRST robotics team. Theresa will attend the Grace Hooper Celebration this fall, the worlds largest gathering of women in computing. She will study computer science at Oregon State University.
Jurell Scott, De La Salle North Catholic High School — Portland, is an AP and National Honor Society student athlete with a passion for leadership through service at the East Portland Community Center, Blanchet House, Cells Club, and Friends of Trees. With the high honor of a freshman direct admission to the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon, Jurell will study business.
In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will have the following mentors throughout and following their schooling to help guide their path to a successful career and future. Mentors include:
Tinker Hatfield – Vice President of Design and Special Projects, Nike
Kurt Huffman – Owner, ChefStable Restaurant Group
Ric Jeffries – Co-Owner and Golf Professional, RiverRidge Golf Complex
David Millman – Managing Director, Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Honorable Adrienne Nelson – Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jeff Paustian – CEO, JGP Wealth Management
Randy Stegmeier – Principal, Firm 151
Joanne Warner – Former Dean, University of Portland School of Nursing