Annual awards for Oregon residents who are graduates of Boise-Eliot Elementary School (between the years of 1987-1997) in Multnomah County who will be enrolling/are enrolled in an Oregon two or four year college/university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens/eligible non-citizens, file a FAFSA, and be at least half-time students. Recipients may reapply and compete annually. Award amount and number of awards vary. Contact student's high school guidance counselor, the OCF, or OSAC for more information and/or application. Recipients are awarded a minimum of $500 and maximum of $10,000.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS
Maxine Price and Jack Crocker - this scholarship would not have been able to continue for as long as it has without the financial contribution from Maxine and Jack.
Lake Oswego United Church of Christ and First Unitarian Church Portland
Marybeth Cleave and Mary Kinnick
Paul and Patricia Crocker
Rainmar Bartle and Barbara Grant
Susan and Edward Kluss
Kwitman Family Foundation
Bill Kwitman and Monica Moriarty
Kimberly Hsu Merchant*
Frank and Debbie Klubber
Kathryn Leahy Edens
Susan Haller and Diane Gilbertson
Dr. Matthew Prophet
Debbie Pollock and Barry Pelzner
Bonnie and Pete Reagan
Bob and Ellen Reynolds
Duane and Karen Schaad
Marge and Gary Schetrzer
Mary and Alan Solares
Michael and Virginia Stensby
Paula and Norman Sylvester
Carol and Dave Turner
May Wallace and Peter Parks
Robert and Mary Ann Sang
Denise and Rich van Rheen
Dr. Robert and Jean Wilson
Evie Zaic and Corey Resnick
*Indicates scholarship recipient
This scholarship fund was founded in 1991 by longtime, beloved Boise-Eliot principal Betty Campbell in honor of her friend Jeanette Crawley, a fellow educator who was killed in an automobile accident at age 35. It was renamed the Betty Campbell Jeanette Crawley Scholarship Fund in 2015 to honor both educators and provide a legacy for their caring commitment to inner-city Portland children. For over 25 years the main goal of this organization has been to provide increased opportunities for Boise-Eliot-Humboldt School students through higher-education scholarships. Funds are raised through involved individuals, groups and foundations.
- Lake Oswego United Church of Christ has given $3000 in total over the past three years to this scholarship fund.
- This scholarship fund has given over $750,000 since we began in 1991.
- Over 400 students have been awarded in our 27 year existence with award packages between $500-$7000 based on individual need.
- Our board is entirely volunteer-driven with under $500 in annual operating costs so that the maximum amount of assistance can be given directly to students.
Here is what a few of our recipients have said:
“Growing up in a less privileged community has not only offered financial and academic challenges but has also helped me realize the value of a college education. Thank you for enabling this opportunity!“
“This award shows younger generations that came from Boise-Eliot Elementary that they can achieve anything they want.“
A third said:
“I have no idea where I would be without this award and it’s so appreciated. There honestly isn’t enough thank yous in the world but thank you so very much.”
How to Apply:
Evie Zaic - firstname.lastname@example.org
620 North Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97227
How to Support:
Help support our amazing BEH students as they move on to college and help to keep the scholarship funded so that we can continue to support all of our students in realizing their college and career aspirations by contributing to their Go Fund Me.
Quote from Betty Campbell:
"Every person has the ability and wants to learn. As educators, it is our opportunity and challenge to encourage every person to reach their highest potential."
The Betty Campbell/Jeanette Crawley Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contributions are tax deductible. We are part of the Oregon Community and Oregon Student Access Commission. Our operating costs were under $500 for this year. With your help we can change lives.