Sister Adele Scholarship Application

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The purpose of this need-based scholarship is 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 $3,000 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. 

Learn more about other financial resources that we offer to students here.

Learn about the work we do at CASA here.

How to Apply: 
Interested students must complete this online application and submit the required documents described below.  Print applications are available upon request.


  • Be enrolled during 2020-2021 academic year in an accredited community college, 4-year college/university or trade school.

  • Be from a farmworker household (within the last 5 years) -- includes dairy and nursery jobs, as well as working in the processing and/or transporting of agricultural, aquacultural and/or forest products. If you are unsure about what is considered farmwork, please feel free to reach out to us.

  • Hold a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) or be pursuing/enrolled in a qualified academic program by the end of June 2020.

  • No specific GPA is required, although your GPA will be considered in reviewing your application.

Click here to see the scoring rubric.

Applicants must:

  1. Submit an online application form (printed applications available upon request).

  2. Submit most current high school/college transcript (unofficial or official).
  3. Submit a current résumé
  4. Submit W-2 or paystub verifying agricultural employment within the last 5 years. Please contact  us or fill out the W-2/Paystub Follow Up box in the application if you are unable to provide this.
  5. Submit a Personal Statement that tells the story of your educational goals, how they connect with your experiences as a person from a farmworker family, and how the Sister Adele Scholarship will support these goals and help reduce potential financial hardships. Limit your response to one (1) single-spaced page maximum. 
  6. Submit a Community Building Story. Tell us about a service project you have or are currently engaging in (volunteering, mentoring, etc.), or tell us about a project you would like to do in the future. Please explain how your involvement benefits/would benefit the community, people, or organization you serve. Examples of previous applicants' projects include: workshops to help other farmworker families learn about the college application process, community fundraisers, etc. Limit your response to one (1) single-spaced page maximum. 

Application Deadlines & Timeline:

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 5th, 2020.

Scholarship winners will be notified by Friday, May 1st, 2020.


For additional information, please contact Britney King at (503) 537‐0319 ext. 314 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 that 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 (except any employment 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 impact. 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.