Scholarship Shoutout Saturday – Angela Nguyen

Hailing from Parkrose High School, Angela is an excellent student and avid tennis player. With a 4.29 GPA, Angela played a major role in reviving the Parkrose Key Club, which creates opportunities for students to assist the community. With the club’s membership dwindling, Angela ran for president and helped grow the club into a new era of prominence.

As a member of the Parkrose tennis team, Angela helped carry the squad to win the conference championship in 2019. She takes pride in...

Scholarship Shoutout Saturday – Luke McCullough

Try to picture how movies such as Booksmart, Dazed and Confused or Pretty in Pink would have played out during a global pandemic. This year’s seniors are living what readers just imagined.

Graduation from high school is a milestone deeply rooted in the exploration of future possibilities, celebrations of freedom and physical rituals that are hard to conceive of when leaving your house involves masking up and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people.

MAC...

Kaitlyn Dobler - MAC Scholar Athlete

Scholarship Shoutout Saturday – Kaitlyn Dobler

Try to picture how movies such as Booksmart, Dazed and Confused or Pretty in Pink would have played out during a global pandemic. This year’s seniors are living what readers just imagined.

Graduation from high school is a milestone deeply rooted in the exploration of future possibilities, celebrations of freedom and physical rituals that are hard to conceive of when leaving your house involves masking up and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people.

MAC Scholar Athletes are,...

Foundation Supports Equity During Scholarship Process

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation believes all youth should have the opportunity to play, compete and participate in sports. To make this belief a reality, MAF presents grants and scholarships totaling more than $200,000 annually to outstanding student athletes and organizations that use sport to support underserved communities. Several years ago, the foundation adopted belief statements, including an equity statement, to help guide its volunteer grant and scholarship reviewers in their...

2020 Scholarship Celebration Event Volunteers

MAF Honors Scholarship Recipients in Weekend of Celebration

What do you do when a global pandemic cancels your annual scholarship celebration? Bring the celebration to the students. 

Over the weekend of July 24, 20 volunteers delivered the party to over 35 scholarship recipients. 

“In these uncertain times, it was important to us that we still celebrated the great accomplishments of our seniors,” said Rebecca Roberts, event coordinator for the foundation’s annual scholarship celebration. “They worked so hard to finish school...

2020 Scholarship Celebration Event Recipients - MAF

Scholarship Celebration Event 2020!

Since we can't hold our Scholarship Celebration Event in person this year, we are bringing the event to the students in the form of Celebration Bags. Our Volunteers are delivering them to students this weekend and we can't wait here back about their deliveries!

While we would usually have a presentation and ceremony to recognize each and every recipients achievement, this video will have to do! So congrats 2020 scholar superstars! We can't wait to see what you do...

2020 Scholarship Celebration Event Update!

These are unprecedented times with lots of emotion. Joy (you graduated or completed the school year), uncertainty (what might school and the world look like in the Fall) and anger/fear/sorrow (current state of the world and our communities). We, at the Foundation, feel all of that and also hope! Because we believe in YOU, your conversations, your actions and your passion will make a vital impact on the world – now and in the future.

We are committed to celebrate YOU. Even though...

2020 Mel Fox Recipient

Scholarship Shoutout – 2020 Mel Fox Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2020 Mel Fox Scholarship Recipient Aidan Palmer!

Aidan, a cross country, track, and field athlete graduated from Franklin High School this spring. Aidan is a dedicated cross county runner who's work ethic and determination shows through in his practice and his competition.

Athletics and the track and filed team at Franklin High were a draw for Aidan in his freshman year. The dedication and competition drew him into the sport and led him to spend the next four...

Loprinzi Scholarship Recipient Abdinasir Hussein

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Elite Runner Goes the Distance

Track and field student athlete shines in sports and academics

As a refugee from Somalia, Loprinzi Scholarship recipient Abdinasir Hussein has overcome extraordinary challenges. Hussein spent much of his childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp, then time in Dallas, Texas and Washington state before finally landing in Portland, Oregon. During those unsettled years, the thought of attending school on a regular basis – much less college – simply seemed out of...

Loprinzi Scholarship Recipient Rasheed Tarhuni

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A Soccer Star and More

Gifted student athlete excels academically and connects with the community

A talented and accomplished soccer player, Loprinzi scholarship recipient Abdelrasheed Tarhuni also pushes himself academically, and makes connecting with the community a priority.

This past fall, Tarhunicompleted his fourth season playing on Tigard High School Men’s Varsity soccer team, which won the Three Rivers league championship for the second year in a row. He was also...