The Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship is a renewable four-year collegiate scholarship program for 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 2017/18 academic year. Each scholarship is worth $2,500 per year for a total commitment of $40,000 a year in perpetuity.
THE 2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION CLOSED APRIL 7, 2017. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY MAY.
For the past decade, the Harrington Family Foundation (HFF) has raised more than $1.8M 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.
2016 Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship Recipients
Melissa Legaria Cisneros, Academy of International Studies at Woodburn High School — Woodburn, is an International Baccalaureate student with a strong passion for community service and social justice. As an officer for the Distributive Education Clubs of America, National Honor Society Treasurer and Teen Council member, Melissa is committed to fighting poverty and improving equal access to high-quality health care in her local community. Melissa will study pre-med at Willamette University.
Grant Goodwin, North Bend High School — North Bend, is an honor student with a passion for public speaking and the arts, who has excelled as his school’s Student Body President, Link Crew Leader, Speech and Debate Captain and Symphonic Band Section Leader. With an intrepid yet caring leadership style, he has engaged his fellow students through mentorship and coaching. Grant plans to attend Corban University to study music education.
Nicole McNerney, Triad School — Klamath Falls, is an honor student with a commitment to public health and philanthropy, fundraising nearly $40K to benefit cancer awareness in her local community. In addition to her rigorous academic schedule, Nicole has demonstrated leadership as the founder of several local cancer walkathons. Named Miss Klamath County Outstanding Teen 2015, she is also the youngest Massachusetts General Cancer Center 100 honoree. Nicole plans to attend the University of Oregon to study communications.
Shade Streeter, Summit High School — Bend, is an AP student and varsity athlete with a passion for public service, who has demonstrated leadership as his school’s Student Body President, Governor of the Oregon Boys State Executive Council, Varsity Track and Field Team Captain, and Varsity Cross Country Team Leader. As a natural leader with an ardor for government policy making, Shade will study political science at the University of Oregon.
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 – Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Paustian – Managing Director, JGP Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Randy Stegmeier – Principal, Firm 151
Joanne Warner – Dean, University of Portland School of Nursing