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 WERE ANNOUNCED IN 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.
2017 Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship Recipients
Makayla Agnew, De La Salle North Catholic High School — Portland, is an honors student and varsity athlete who has demonstrated leadership as her school’s Student Council President, Volleyball Team Captain, and Peer Helpers Mentor/Leader. With a passion for social justice and philanthropy, she has served faithfully at various local organizations committed to homeless, refugee, and immigration aid. Makayla will study Communications at the University of Oregon.
Madison Carleton, Lost River Jr/Sr High School — Klamath Falls, is a scholar athlete with a strong passion for philanthropy and public health. She has demonstrated leadership as an honors student, Varsity Basketball and Varsity Volleyball Team Captain, and YMCA Youth Volleyball Coach. Her leadership efforts as the National MS Society Merrill Walk head organizer, helped fundraise over $13K in 2016. Madison plans to study history at Willamette University.
Cally Hutson, Southridge High School — Tigard, is an International Baccalaureate and honors student with a strong commitment to cultural diversity and racial justice. In addition to her rigorous academic schedule, she has demonstrated leadership as her school’s Diversity Student Union Treasurer, Eugene 4j School District’s Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee Member, and Link Crew Leader. Cally will study Public Policy at the University of Oregon.
Daniel Paulsen, Brookings-Harbor High School — Brookings, is an honors student with a strong public speaking aptitude, who has demonstrated leadership as his school’s Student Body President, Leadership/Student Executive Council Southern Oregon Representative, Track and Field Team Captain, and National Honor Society Volunteer Member. As a first generation college student, Daniel will study Public Policy 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