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.
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
- 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.
Submit an online application form (printed applications available upon request).
Submit most current high school/college transcript (unofficial or official).
Submit a current résumé .
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.
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.
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 Britney@casaoforegon.org.