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The Foundation offers up to 12 scholarships in the amount of $1,500. Scholarships may be awarded in any of the following wheat producing counties/regions: Central Oregon, Gilliam, Klamath, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union/Baker, Wallowa, Wasco, North Willamette Valley and South Willamette Valley.

  • Legal dependents of Oregon Wheat Growers League (OWGL) grower members and those employees of OWGL grower members are eligible.
  • This scholarship is also open to students who have worked during the summers for OWGL grower members.
  • Applicants must be planning to enroll in a University, two-year Community College with the intent of completing a degree, or be planning to enroll in an accredited vocational or technical program.
  • Scholarship winners will be selected based on school and community involvement, scholastic performance and an essay on the wheat industry.
If you have questions, please contact us.

The Application Deadline is February 1, 2023 at 11:55 pm (PT). Please submit your application onlineSelected 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.

Oregon Wheat Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must:
• Be a legal dependent of a current Oregon Wheat Growers League grower member, or a legal dependent of an employee of an Oregon Wheat Growers League grower member.
• Have worked (part time) for a wheat producer member of the OWGL.
• Be a current high school senior or home school equivalent.

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Please include the following documents as uploads below with this application:

1.Copy of your high school transcript (photo copies are acceptable).

2.Detailed list of your school activities and your role, leadership experiences, community service involvement, and work experience. Include time (# hours, weeks, etc.) devoted to the activity where appropriate.

3.Short essay outlining your career objectives.

4.One-page typed essay on any topic related to the wheat industry.

Copy of your high school transcript (photo copies are acceptable).
 
School & Extra Curricular Activities *See note above for requirements
 
Short essay outlining your career objectives *include if you plan to work in an ag field
 
One-page typed essay on any topic related to the wheat industry
 

Oregon Wheat Scholarship Program

The annual Oregon Wheat Foundation Scholarship Program is now open for applications.

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 recipients 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 2022 Recipients!

Nathan Bingaman graduates from Imbler High School and plans to study pre-law. He is the son of Wade and Ange Bingaman of Bingaman Farms. Nathan will be attending United States Military Academy at West Point.

Kendra Counsell graduates from Imbler High School and plans to attend Eastern Oregon University, with an emphasis in Agriculture Entrepreneurship. She is the daughter of Meghan and Scott Counsell.

Sydney Dodge graduates from Pendleton High School and plans to pursue a career as an agricultural lawyer. She intends to attend the Colorado State University to major in Agricultural Science, Communication and Leadership, with a minor in Law after the completion of her Associate’s degree at Blue Mountain Community College. She is the daughter of Chad and Jody Dodge of Dodge Land & Cattle.

Hannah Kortge graduates from Dufur High School and plans to attend Oregon State University, with an emphasis in Environmental Law. She is the daughter of Jeff Kortge and Cynthia Kortge of Kortge Wheat & Cattle.

Tegan Macy graduates from Culver High School and plans to attend University of Idaho, with an emphasis in Crop Science. She is the daughter of Mike and Milne Macy of Macy Farms.


Kinley McAnally graduates from Pendleton High School and plans to attend Montana State University, with an emphasis in Agriculture Business. She is the daughter of Maya Bates and Andy McAnally.

Kailey McGourty graduates from Vale High School and plans to attend Oregon State University, with an emphasis in agricultural business and marketing. She is the daughter of Michael and Amy McGourty of McGourty Farms.

Grace Ogden graduates from Ione High School and plans to attend Oklahoma State University, with a double major in ag communications and animal science. She is the daughter of Jarrod and Alison Ogden.

Haylie Peterson graduates from Ione Community Charter School and plans to attend Blue Mountain Community College, with an emphasis in ag production. She is the daughter of Treve and Liz Peterson.

Gabriel Petroff graduates from Dufur High School. He intends to major in Agricultural Business to learn marketing, financial accounting, and operations management of farming. He is the son of Ivan and Vicki Petroff of Petroff Wheat & Cattle, LLC.

Kassidy Schumacher graduates from Scio High School and plans to attend Oregon State University, with an emphasis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is the daughter of Aaron and Rhonda Schumacher of A&R Farms Inc.

Lannie Stonebrink graduates from Enterprise High School and plans to attend Eastern Oregon University, with an emphasis in Veterinary Medicine. She is the daughter of Melvin and Dena Stonebrink.

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