Sister Adele Scholarship 2021 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 at the educational institution of their choosing.

Learn more about Sister Adele and the scholarship program here.

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

Learn about the work we do at CASA here.

Scholarships Available:

Individual awards will range from $1,000 to $3,000 per scholarship winner. Amounts awarded are determined by number of completed applications received and scoring.

Requirements and Eligibility:

  • Maintain Oregon residency with a permanent Oregon address.
  • Be enrolled during 2021-2022 academic year in an accredited community college, 4-year college/university or trade school (does not have to be an Oregon school).
  • Be from a farmworker household (within the last 5 years). 
  • Hold a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) or be pursuing/enrolled in a qualified academic program by the end of June 2021.
  • No specific GPA is required, although your GPA will count toward your total score.

If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact us.

Please click here to see the scoring rubric before you begin your application.

Applicants must:

  1. Verify you meet eligibility requirements mentioned above, including reading the definition of a farmworker.

  2. Submit this completed online application form.

  3. Submit most current high school/college transcript (unofficial or official).
  4. Submit a current résumé . Please make sure to list any and all work experience, community service, extracurriculars, and leadership experience.
  5. 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 this application form if you are unable to provide this.
  6. 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. Please keep your entry at 1-2 pages in length and formatted as such: double spaced, 12 point font, and 1 inch margins. In addition to the prompt, please consider including answers to the following questions in your statement:
  • Are you the first to go to college in your family?
  • Do you have to work while you are in school?
  • Do you come from/are you in a single-parent household?
  • Do you have access to other financial resources?
  • Are there any challenges or obstacles that you face?

Application Deadlines & Timeline:

Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 5th, 2021.

Scholarship winners will be notified by Friday, April 23rd, 2021.


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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.