PORTLAND, Ore. — The Harrington Family Foundation (HFF) recently announced the recipients of its ninth annual Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship. Four Oregon high school students were selected to receive a $5,000 four-year renewable scholarship, totaling $20,000 per student, at an accredited Oregon university, college or trade school.
“Each year we have the privilege of selecting the next generation of leaders in our state who seek financial and mentorship support as they tackle real systemic issues in our local community. Our 2022 community leadership scholarship recipients possess the drive, tenacity and innovation that will transform Oregon for the better,” said Joey Harrington, founder of the Harrington Family Foundation, former NFL quarterback. “I am excited to see how they will impact our collective future.”
This need-based scholarship focuses on an individual’s involvement in their community, rather than academic or athletic performance. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must achieve a high school diploma or GED; commit to attending an accredited Oregon university, college or trade school; and demonstrate community leadership and financial need.
The Scholarship Advisory Committee selects scholarship recipients based on strong community leadership, financial need and ‘something special’ – where a student stands out among their peers. The scholarship application is open to Oregon high school seniors from November to March of each academic year, and recipients are awarded by the first week of May. The 2022 scholarship application will open on the Harrington Family Foundation website November 1, 2022.
The 2022 Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship recipients are:
Fatima Ally, Roosevelt High School — Portland, is a quadrilingual student who has demonstrated leadership as the president of her school’s Black Student Union and co-founder of the African Dance Club. As a goal-oriented leader, Fatima achieved her high school diploma in three years. Fatima will study business administration at Portland State University this fall with the intention of establishing a nonprofit that will support new immigrant families in Oregon.
Juan David Alonso Garcia, Liberty High School — Hillsboro, is an honors student who has demonstrated leadership through the Youth Advisory Council, Liberty High School Key Club, and Si Se Puede STEM Camp. Juan David was selected to participate in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s R2L NextGen Program, a highly competitive nationwide advocacy program for Latinx students. He completed the Hillsboro School District Early College Program, and will study business administration and pre-law at Willamette University this fall.
Deitriq Flores, Reynolds High School — Portland, is an AP honors student with a drive for social and environmental justice. Deitriq served for three years as the co-chair of the Multnomah Youth Commission’s Transit Equity and Environmental Advocacy Committee, and helped develop the YouthPass campaign, a campaign with the goal to provide Portland-Metro high school students a free annual transit pass. Deitriq plans to study biology at University of Oregon this fall.
Marianne Hatley, North Medford High School — White City, is an acclaimed violinist who has demonstrated leadership as the co-founder of the North Medford High School African American Student Union, where she helped organize a Black Youth Leadership Summit at Southern Oregon University. Marianne participated in the Team America Rocketry Challenge, and designed a poster that was displayed by NASA for the ScienceWorks James Webb Space Telescope Project. Marianne will study global studies at University of Oregon this fall.
In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will have mentors throughout and following their schooling to help guide their path to a successful career and future.
Christopher Brown – Acclaimed musician and composer, Jazz Instructor
Josh Frankel – Principal + CFP, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
Katie Hull – Director of Public Relations, Wieden + Kennedy
Ric Jeffries – Co-Owner and Golf Professional, RiverRidge Golf Complex
Katherine Kilkenny – PMHNP-BC, Portland Mental Health & Wellness
Karl Logan – Area Senior Director, Portland Public Schools
David Millman – Managing Director, Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Justice Adrienne Nelson – Oregon Supreme Court Justice
Olivia Ong – Manufacturing Operations Manager, Intel
Jeff Paustian – Chief Executive Officer, JGP Wealth Management
Janae Sorenson – VP, Account Executive, Parker, Smith + Feek
About the Harrington Family Foundation
Established in 2002 by former NFL quarterback, Joey Harrington, the Harrington Family Foundation (HFF) has raised more than $2M for students across Oregon. Born and raised in Oregon, Joey believes investing in Oregon students dedicated to pursuing higher education ultimately invests in the state of Oregon. He recognizes leaders do not only exist on the athletic field or in front of a television camera. The Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship program is designed to encourage students who have shown a take-charge ability in their communities but may need help reaching their potential. For more information, visit www.harringtonfamilyfoundation.org.