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Humanity in Perspective 2019–20 Application

Please complete all parts of this application. Applicants under consideration will be invited for a short interview. This information will be kept confidential.


Humanity in Perspective (HIP) is a free college course for adults living on low incomes offered by Oregon Humanities. 


The application deadline is September 2, 2019. Class begins September 23. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Questions? Contact Rozzell Medina at (503) 789-1563, or email at r.medina@oregonhumanities.org.



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Eligibility Questions

These questions help us determine if you are eligible to participate in Humanity in Perspective. If one of your answers make you ineligible, you will be prompted to stop filling out the form. If you have questions about why you are ineligible, contact Rozzell Medina, HIP Onsite Coordinator, with any questions.


HIP is for adults who live on low incomes (less than two times the federal poverty guideline for annual household income, which is $24,980 for a single adult or $51,500 for a family of four) and for people who are finding cost a barrier to education.


Requesting financial information helps us ensure that those invited to participate in HIP could not otherwise afford such an opportunity.

Income Eligibility
Based on the number of people in your household, your annual income must be no more than $24,980 to qualify for this program.
Income Eligibility
Based on the number of people in your household, your annual income must be no more than $ 33,820  to qualify for this program.
Income Eligibility
Based on the number of people in your household, your annual income must be no more than $42,660 to qualify for this program.
Income Eligibility
Based on the number of people in your household, your annual income must be no more than $51,500 to qualify for this program.
Income Eligibility
Based on the number of people in your household, your annual income must be no more than $60,340 to qualify for this program.
Income Eligibility
Based on the number of people in your household, your annual income must be no more than $69,180 to qualify for this program.
Income Eligibility
Based on the number of people in your household, your annual income must be no more than $78,020 to qualify for this program.
Income Eligibility
Based on the number of people in your household, your annual income must be no more than $86,860 to qualify for this program.
Income Eligibility
Based on the number of people in your household, your annual income must be no more than the total of $24,980 plus $8,840 per person in your household (excluding yourself). 

For example, a 3-person household's maximum income would be: $24,980 + $8,840 + $8,840 = $42,660


HIP class discussions, writing assignments, and readings (similar to reading and understanding a newspaper) will be in English, with support for students around English grammar, reading skills, and writing skills.

Our classes meet from mid-September through April from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Rosewood Initiative on SE 162nd Avenue and SE Stark Street in East Portland.


Your answers make you eligible to apply for HIP. Please complete the rest of the application.

Information about You

Your answers to these questions help us gather general information about our applicants and understand what your needs may be (transit, childcare, and more) for getting to class. They make us aware of any other accommodations you would need to help you best succeed in class. They also help us understand how you heard about us. Your answers to these questions will not influence your application—this is for our information only.
















Classes take place at The Rosewood Initiative, located at SE 162nd Avenue and Stark Street. We provide TriMet tickets for your travel to and from class. MAX Blue Line and Bus 20 are nearby. Bus 74 is also nearby but does not run after 7:00 p.m.







Short Answer Question

Pick one out of the following four questions to answer in one paragraph (at least three sentences) or more. Your answer will help us understand why you want to participate in the class, what you are hoping to bring to the community, and what your current writing level is.


1. Why are you interested in Humanity in Perspective? What do you want to learn and achieve by participating in Humanity in Perspective?


2. Describe a challenging event or situation you have faced in your life. How did you respond to this challenge? How has it influenced who you are today?


3. Describe an issue in East Multnomah County that affects you or your community. What caused this issue? What should be done about it?


4. Write about a book, movie, or television program that affected you. What was special about it, and why is it important to you?





Your answers indicate you're not currently eligible for Humanity in Perspective. If you have questions about why you are ineligible, contact Rozzell Medina, HIP Onsite Coordinator, at r.medina@oregonhumanities.org with any questions. For more information about other programs Oregon Humanities offers that you may be a better fit for, visit oregonhumanites.org.