Established in 2002 by former NFL quarterback, Joey Harrington, the Harrington Family Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has raised more than $2M for students across Oregon. The Harrington Family Foundation cultivates the next generation of leaders in the state of Oregon by providing collegiate leadership-based scholarships, mentorship support, and an active community network.
2019 Scholarship Recipients
An honors student with entrepreneurial and philanthropic vision who founded Outstanding Writers Without Limits (OWL), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that holds creative writing classes after school for elementary students. With a passion for science Rosie served as an OMSI Teen Science Alliance Member Volunteer, and Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Instructor to elementary school students. Rosie will study engineering and physics at Willamette University.
MARTHA ELENA JUAREZ
A bi-lingual student leader and competitive dancer who balanced a rigorous academic load while helping to support her family. With a passion for business and her local community Martha Elena served on WAAST Link Crew and as a Woodburn School District Recreational Leader. She will study business administration at the University of Oregon.
An honors student athlete with a heart for volunteerism. Emma has served her community as Associated Student Body Vice President, National Honor Society Secretary, volunteer Youth Basketball Coach, and as a junior high school student represented The Foundation for Rural Service in Washington D.C. to advocate for the needs of Oregon’s rural communities. Emma will study mathematics at Oregon State University Honors College.
A student leader who accomplished a full load of college courses at Portland Community College while completing her senior year of high school. Ajalae is a Community Spirit Award recipient who has demonstrated leadership by founding her school’s first newspaper, hiking club, and book club, and advocated for her student body by reinstituting the Principal Advisory Board. Ajalae will study education at the University of Oregon.