Volunteer Opportunity Details

scholarship advisory committee

Oregon Community Foundation


1221 SW Yamhill St Suite 100, Portland, 0 97220

Start Date: 02/01/2021

End Date: 06/30/2021

The Foundation places a high priority on education and works to ensure that all Oregonians have the resources available for post-secondary education. OCF administers the largest and most diverse community foundation scholarship programs in the United States; over 1,100 volunteers serve on scholarship advisory committees throughout Oregon.

• Apply the unique guidelines of the fund while reviewing applications
• Read, discuss, and select the awardees as a committee in a fair and objective manner
• Protect the privacy of students by keeping their information confidential
• Declare any conflicts of interest that arise when an applicant under consideration is someone related to you or someone with a professional or financial connection with you

• Ensure the donor’s intent, as spelled out in the scholarship guidelines/checklist, is honored during the selection process
• If the donor has left the purpose of the scholarship fairly broad, develop specific criteria as a committee to reduce the applicant pool to an appropriate size
• Unless the donor has specified a particular amount for each scholarship, recommend the amount for each recipient selected (preferably $1,000 or more per award) TIME COMMITMENT Scholarship advisory committee members commit to serve for two years but may serve much longer. The effort of a typical committee is spread over two to four weeks. The time commitment can vary widely depending on the fund and how many students qualify.
• Review & analyze applications: 2-10 hours over two to four weeks
• Attend committee meeting to discuss proposal assessments: 1-2 hours
• Recruitment for scholarship committees typically occurs between March and June.

Registration url: https://eforms.oregoncf.org/PresentationServer/(S(2jdxtyayno2ifznhy24dvc5n))/Form.aspx/Play/BhgAggIg?f=BhgAggIg

Contact Info

Sonja Mckenzie, smckenzie@oregoncf.org, 9712639623