The Houser Scholarship

The Houser scholarship will award $10,000 to an incoming college student in Year One of their undergraduate work. The student has the opportunity for additional $10,000 funding in Year Two if they maintain eligibility and documentation requirements.


In recognition of the Houser Family, this scholarship celebrates Lincoln High School student-athletes. For Greg Houser and his two older brothers, Peter and Kent, Lincoln High School provided a formative experience. So much so that this scholarship is a way to give back and positively influence scholar athletes as they graduate from their alma mater.2015_Houser_Brothers_Final


Key Details:
The Houser scholarship award will be given annually to one graduating senior from Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. A qualified scholarship recipient has these qualities:

  1. Current senior student in good standing at Lincoln High School;
  2. Participation in competitive athletics;
  3. Exhibits strong character and leadership involvement in their school and community;
  4. Minimum cumulative (unweighted) 3.0 GPA; and
  5. Demonstrated financial need or funding gap to attend college or university; and
  6. Enrollment full time at an accredited post secondary education provider for the upcoming Fall term.

The scholarship’s application process is open to all eligible individuals.

Application materials:
Students are encouraged to apply beginning January 1, 2018 and the application deadline is March 2,2018. Applications are reviewed and interviews are completed by a scholarship selection committee of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. Notification of scholarship awards occurs in May.

  1. Application Instructions
  2. Application link will be available in January 2018

Recommendations:
If you are writing a recommendation for an applicant, there are two options if you choose a private submission.

  1. Send a sealed letter to the Multnomah Athletic Foundation at 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland OR 97205
  2. Attach to an email (either as a Word document or a PDF) to Lisa Bendt, Foundation Executive Director, at Lbendt@MultnomahAthleticFoundation.com

History:
The scholarship fund was established in 2015 by Pete, Kent and Greg Houser (pictured above). Greg Houser (class of 1966), a past president of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation board, was Student Body President at Lincoln and played football. Peter Houser (class of 1960) was a star in basketball and track. Kent Houser (class of 1962) participated in basketball and track.