For DonorsFor Applicants

Douglass M. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

1 winner$7,700
Application Deadline
Aug 29, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 29, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Financial Status:

With costs constantly rising, college can be difficult to afford for students of many socioeconomic levels. 

Low-income students, in particular, face significant burdens when attempting to pursue higher education. From having less freedom in choosing between schools to having to balance academics with work responsibilities to being burdened by student loans, low-income students often have a lot to worry about while pursuing their degrees.

This scholarship aims to honor the memory of Douglass M. Hamilton by helping low-income students pursue higher education.

Any low-income student in Oregon, who is a first generation college student, may apply for this exclusive scholarship opportunity.

To apply, tell us about your background, your family's background, the obstacles you have overcome so far, and how you plan to use your education in the future.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published April 29, 2024
Essay Topic

Describe your background, your family's background, the obstacles you've overcome, and how you plan to use your education.

400–600 words

Winning Application

Vy Nguyen
University of PortlandPortland, OR
Landon Harris
Texas A&M University- College StationBrentwood, TN


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 29, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 29, 2024.