Volunteer as a scholarship reader

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) is forming its 2022 Scholarship Review teams and is looking for MAC members to be part of the incredible, rewarding process.

“I got involved to support students and enrich the overall process of obtaining scholarship funding,” notes Demian Lucas, foundation volunteer. “As the mother of four daughters, I encourage sports participation and education. In sports, students learn teamwork, leadership, and time management, not to mention improve their physical health and increase skills. I want to lend my lived experience, and voice, to help create opportunities for young people in our community. It is valuable to have a robust process for volunteers to follow that ensures the full consideration of each student application. The foundation’s approach was super easy, and I’ve truly enjoyed the opportunity to support talented youth within our community.”

Volunteers make a big difference even with a small time commitment. The foundation serves increasingly diverse communities, and welcomes volunteers who reflect a range of backgrounds, particularly those from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups.

Current opportunity available selects the final recipients for the MAC Scholar Athlete Program has the following timeline:

  • April 13-19: Attend a virtual volunteer training session. (60 minutes)
  • April 29-May 17: Using an online system, read and score applications for meeting preparation on your own time.
  • May 18-26: Participate in a virtual review team deliberation meeting. (2 hours)

To get involved, you can fill out the involvement form HERE or call 503-517-2350 with questions.

Pictured above: Demian Lucas, MAF Scholarship Committee member and Executive – People & Culture, Stand for Children Leadership Center

Originally published in the March 2022 issue of The Winged M Magazine.