OWRF Scholarship Recipients for 2023-24 Announced

The Oregon Water Resources Foundation (OWRF) is pleased to announce the OWRF Scholarship Recipients for 2023-2024:

  • Tayleur Baker, from Burns, Oregon, is studying Agriculture Science and Agriculture Communications at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. “In the future, I would like to become an advocate for the agriculture industry and be a voice for those in the field. I hope to use my voice to empower others and look forward to working with youth and showing them how they can change the world. I believe that we all have the power to change the world in some way, and I am ecstatic to do so through investing in others. “
  • Isabel D’Acquisto, from Central Point, Oregon, is studying Agriculture Science at Corban University in Salem, Oregon. “Isabel is motivated by her genuine love and passion for working with youth in agriculture. It is through this passion that she is pursuing a career as an ag teacher and FFA Advisor, so that she can empower youth in Oregon agriculture—they are the future of our industry!”
  • Maleah Crisp, from Eagle Point, Oregon, is studying Animal Science at Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma. “I developed a passion for agriculture at a young age and I always knew I wanted to become involved in livestock production. My college courses have allowed me to explore more of my passion and I always want to increase my knowledge of agriculture and pass that knowledge on to future generations.”

We are pleased to help support these three future leaders in irrigated agriculture and look forward to seeing what they accomplish.

About OWRF

The OWRF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to support and provide educational opportunities related to water and irrigated agriculture.  The foundation’s primary focus is a scholarship program to assist students pursuing water, agriculture, or other natural resources related fields (currently undergraduate level only). Scholarship awards range from $5,000 to $2,000 and will be offered annually as funds allow.

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Oregon Water Resources Foundation Scholarship Program

About OWRF

The Oregon Water Resources Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created in 2022 with the mission to support and provide educational opportunities related to water and irrigated agriculture.  The foundation’s initial focus is a new scholarship program to assist students pursuing water, agriculture, or related natural resources fields (currently undergraduate level only). Scholarship awards will be made annually as funds allow.

The OWRF scholarship program is in honor of past leaders and members of OWRC who contributed their time and wisdom in service of the irrigated agricultural community in Oregon, including Past Presidents and other OWRC board leaders.  The scholarship program will continue the legacy of these leaders by helping support the next generation of leaders in irrigated agriculture.

Charitable donations to the Oregon Water Resources Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

OWRC is administering the foundation during this initial period. Please contact our office for more information or to make a donation by check. Online or credit card donations can be made below.

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Oregon Water Resources Foundation (OWRF) Scholarship Program

The application period for the 2023-2024 OWRF Scholarship Program is CLOSED. Information about 2024-25 Scholarships will be available in January 2024.

2023-2024 Scholarship Eligibility and Application Process

Scholarship Award for 2023-2024 Academic Year: $2,000 to $5,000

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023, by 5:00 P.M (PDT) – CLOSED

Application Process: Application and written essay

Essay requirements: 300-500- word typed essay describing interest in water, agriculture, or other natural resources related sector. Essay must be submitted with application.

Eligibility:

  • Students must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited two- or four- year college or university located in the United States. Undergraduate level students only.
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A (verified by transcripts)
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career related to water, agriculture, and/or natural resources. Coursework in policy, political science, agricultural science, and other related fields are recommended but not required.

Additional Documentation:

  • Transcripts from high school and/or current college
  • Submit the letter of acceptance from the college or university (scholarship recipients must provide proof of current enrollment prior to disbursement)

Award Limitations: Successful applicants are eligible to apply for additional funding through OWRF’s annual competitive process for additional support for remaining undergraduate years.  A maximum of three annual awards per individual student.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by August 15, 2023.

 

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