Sister Adele Scholarship 2023 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 range from $1,500-$5,000 per scholarship winner. Amounts awarded are determined by number of completed applications received and scoring.

Eligibility Information:

  • Maintain Oregon residency with a permanent Oregon address.
  • Be enrolled during 2023-2024 academic year in an accredited community college, 4-year college/university or trade/technical/vocational 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 2023.
  • No specific GPA is required, although your GPA will count toward your total score.

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

Application Requirements:

  1. Verify that you meet eligibility requirements mentioned above. Examples of eligible farmwork jobs are included here and a more detailed description provided here

  2. Submit this completed online application form.

  3. Submit a full academic year of your most current high school and/or college transcript (unofficial or official).  If you are just beginning higher education, please submit your most recent full year of high school or contact us if you are unable to do so.
  4. Submit a current résumé. Please make sure to list any and all work experience, volunteer work, community service, extracurriculars, and leadership experience.  Click here to see samples of resumes.
  5. Submit a W-2, paystub, or employer letter (on employer letterhead) for yourself or a family member in your household verifying agricultural employment within the last 5 yearsPlease contact us if you are unable to provide this. 
  6. Submit a Personal Statement*.  Your entry must be at minimum of 1 full page and maximum of 2 full pages in length and formatted as such: double spaced, 12 point font, and 1 inch margins

    If you are not a previous Sister Adele Scholarship recipient- share your story in a narrative and be sure it includes details about each of the following:
  • Your family and background 
  • Your experience as a part of a farmworker family
  • Your career path and goals
  • Your financial needs and how this scholarship would help

 *If you are a previous Sister Adele Scholarship recipient- answer this prompt instead and please tell us about:

  • How your most recent academic year has moved you along in meeting your academic goals and career path, as well as any challenges you have faced
  • How this scholarship has helped you in your journey
  • An update on your financial status and need

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

Application Deadlines & Timeline:

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

Applications are accepted online through this form. If you need accomodations to turn in a hardcopy, please reach out to

Scholarship winners will be notified by Friday, April 28th, 2023.


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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.