2018 Loprinzi Scholars Clara Mays, Javondre’ Cole and Ellie Kobak.

2018 Joe Loprinzi Scholarship Program Recipients

Each year the Multnomah Athletic Foundation has the privilege of awarding the Joe Loprinzi scholarships. These individuals exemplify dedication to academics, athletics and being an active part of their communities.


Javondre’ Cole
Jefferson High School
$10,000 scholarship

Javondre’ was part of a team that won the Nike Product Creation Experience, is a volunteer and mentor with Friends of Baseball, and was in a Black Male Achievement Group that created policy proposals to reduce Measure 11 minimum-sentencing guidelines. He also was captain of the Jefferson High School football team, and played baseball and wrestling while offering his time with multiple volunteer organizations.

Javondre’ attends Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina to study for a career in sports marketing.


Ellie Kobak
Lincoln High School
$6,000 scholarship

Ellie struck a remarkable balance between school, sports and life during her four years at Lincoln High School. She is an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate, is fluent in Spanish and received the national Oticon Focus on People Award given to hearing-impaired students. She was also senior class treasurer and captain of the cross country team, finishing fourth at state cross country championships last year.

Ellie attends the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon and study pre-med.


Clara Mays
Franklin High School
$7,000 scholarship

Clara is a leader on and off the field at Franklin High School, where she is senior class president and serves as a teen trauma counselor while carrying a 4.0 GPA. Clara plays soccer, basketball, track and tennis, and is a member of the Evergreen Curling Club. She has twice competed in curling nationals.

Clara attends Santa Clara University this fall to study biology in anticipation of attending medical school.


With continued support through a $1,250 scholarship each, Austin Chang, a Sunset High school graduate attends UCLA; Michelle Escobar, a Jesuit High School graduate attends Portland State University; Corinne Togiai, a Tualatin High School graduate attending University of Oregon; and Fernanda Rodriguez, a David Douglas High School graduate attends Oregon state University.