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2022 Applications: Under Review

Applications submitted for 2022 scholarship consideration prior to the deadline of February 1, 2022 are currently under review. If you submitted your application and have questions, you are welcome to contact us at

Oregon Wheat Scholarship Program

The annual Oregon Wheat Foundation Scholarship Program will open for applications on November 1, 2022.

Annually, up to twelve scholarships ($1,500 each) are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are the child of a grower member of the Oregon Wheat Growers League, or whose parents are employed by a grower member of the Oregon Wheat Growers League. The scholarship is also open to students who have worked summers for grower members.

Scholarship winners are selected based on school and community involvement, scholastic performance, and an essay on the wheat industry.

Application closes February 1 at 11:55 pm, annually.

A scholarship may be awarded in one of the following wheat producing counties or regions: Central Oregon, Gilliam, Klamath, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union/Baker, Wallowa, Wasco, North Willamette Valley and South Willamette Valley. Selected recipients will be awarded the $1,500 after the first term transcripts are submitted to the OWF Office. Student must successfully complete at least 12 credit hours at a University and/or two-year Community College with the intent of completing a degree or successfully pass the first-year requirements for an accredited vocational or technical program.

Thank you to our many sponsors that contribute to the success of the annual auction to raise funds for the scholarship programs. Providing scholarships to Oregon high school seniors allows Oregon Wheat to help grow agriculture.

Congrats to our 2021 Recipients!

Aubrina Melville graduates from Enterprise High School and plans to attend South Dakota State University in with emphasis on Agribusiness. She is the daughter of Kurt and Heather Melville of Cornerstone Farms J.V. Aubrina’s interests include 4-H and FFA being active in student council and student clubs where she received numerous awards, including her “Letter” in Academics. She served on various community volunteer projects, actively is involved at church, and works on the family farm.

Colten Wright graduates from Lost River High School and plans to attend Boise State University with Business Administration as his focus. His parents are Heath & Heather Wright of Wright Family Farms. Colten participated in football, baseball, basketball, and is very involved in community service clubs and student council, serving as President for two years. He has also held leadership positions in FFA. Colten is a self-taught auctioneer and has worked at several community organizations sharing his skills. He also works on the family farm!

Eva Martin graduates from Ione Community Charter School with plans to study Business at Oregon State University. She is the daughter of Brent and Jill Martin of Nelmar Farming Co. Eva held leadership roles in FFA and earned the Chapter Degree as well as State Degree in FFA. Eva is an avid volleyball, basketball, and softball player, earning various athletics awards in the Big Sky district. Eva is also active in Student Council serving various roles, she is a member of the National Honor Society and gives back through various community service organizations.

Nathan Stout graduates from Madras High School with plans to attend the University of Idaho studying Agriculture Systems Management. His parents are Kenneth and Kimberly Stout of K & S Farms Inc. Nathan has participated in football, baseball, and basketball in his high school career. He has served as team captain and also on the leadership council. Off the field, Nathan has worked for a variety of farm organizations and giving back to his community in various volunteer roles.

Tyler Spratling graduates from Pendleton High School with plans to attend Oregon State University studying to be either an Agriculture or Science teacher. His parents are Tim and Kathy Spratling of 3S Land Company. Tyler has participated in Cross Country, Track and Swim team throughout his high school career. He has served as swim team captain and also as an FFA Chapter Officer. Tyler has worked different area farms as well as running his own mowing service.

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