Sister Adele Scholarship Application

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To encourage and provide individuals of farmworker families that live in Oregon with the opportunity to further their academic or technical education. Click here to learn more about Sister Adele

Scholarships Available:

Individual awards will range from $1,000 to $2,500 per scholarship winner. The Sister Adele Scholarship is funded by CASA of Oregon, a  non-profit committed to building prosperity in diverse communities across Oregon is at the heart of our mission, programs, and actions. 

How to Apply: 
Interested students should complete this online application.  


  • Be enrolled during 2019-2020 academic year in an accredited community college, 4-year college/university or trade school

  • Be from a farmworker household -- includes dairy and nursery jobs, as well as working in the processing and/or transporting of agricultural products

  • Hold a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) or be pursuing/enrolled in a qualified academic program by the end of June 2019

  • No specific GPA is required

Applicants must:

  • Submit an online application form
  • Submit most current high school/college transcript (unofficial or official)
  • Submit a current résumé

  • Submit a Personal Statement which discusses what you hope to accomplish with your education and how it connects with your experiences as an individual from a farm working family.

    Limit your response to one (1) single spaced page maximum. Remember, your Personal Statement should not be a listing of facts, and should explain how a Sister Adele Scholarship would support your pursuit of higher education, and/or technical training.   

  • Submit a Service Project Proposal

    The Service Project Proposal is your chance to explain how you will give back by inspiring others students from farmworker families to pursue higher education and/or vocational training. To help expand the impact of the Sister Adele Scholarship program, all recipients are required to carry out a project during their award year.

    This project can be done on your home campus or in your local community and must be completed within six months of your award disbursement. All applicants must submit a project proposal which will be closely reviewed during the selection process. Some key points to keep in mind are:
    • Briefly outline your proposed project and explain how will this project impact your home university or home community. What are your project goals?
    • What is your target population and how will your project impact this group?
    • What, if any, campus departments, student organizations, and/or community organizations will you collaborate with in promoting the Sister Adele Scholarship? Have you already made contact with these groups?
    • Upon completion of your project you will be required to submit a one-page final report summarizing the impact of your Service Project. 

Application Deadlines & Timeline:

Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 24th, 2019

Scholarship winners will be notified by the end of July 2019.


For additional information, please contact Nicole Larsen at (503) 537‐0319 ext. 322 or

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TYPE YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME IN THE SPACE GIVEN TO INDICATE YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING: I certify that I meet all of the eligibility requirements as specified in this application and the accompanying instructions. I understand the application materials become property of CASA of Oregon and will not be returned. I agree to allow CASA of Oregon to include my name, likeness and any information I have provided in promotional materials including, but not limited to, news releases, brochures, and advertising items. If awarded the scholarship, I agree to let CASA contact me and use my information to help promote scholarship success. If awarded the scholarship, I agree to update CASA on my progress periodically. If awarded, I agree to provide evidence that I am from a farmworker household upon request. The information that I have provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that falsification of information may result in termination of any scholarship granted.