2022 Houser Scholarship

Each year, high school seniors start to think about what’s next in their journey. Many times, that next step involves a 2-year or 4-year school, but the cost poses a large obstacle to post-secondary education. Enter Multnomah Athletic Foundation scholarships – all are rooted in athletics, community involvement, academics and financial need.

Since 2015, the Houser Scholarship has provided funding and freedom for students exploring higher education. It is a $10,000 scholarship...

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation (LOR) should be written by someone who can vouch for your accomplishments. And no, you can’t ask your mom or BFF for letters. Letters should be written by a teacher, counselor, a coach, or a mentor. To help get you started, we asked the folks at Get Schooled for some tips and here is what we found out.

Start think about who to ask and when to ask for letters of recommendation.

If it is for some special award or program, ask anytime but be sure to give them...

What Is a High School Transcript? Why Do You Need One?

For Multnomah Athletic Foundation scholarship programs, an unofficial electronic transcript is all that is required. Go to your guidance counselor’s office and ask them how to get a transcript or check on your school’s website under the student portal. You can upload the transcript directly into the online portal when you apply.

Read below for more information.

A high school transcript is a record of all your academic accomplishments in high school. It lists every class you took,...

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...

The Power of Community: A Joyful Annual Fundraiser

“You’ve probably witnessed the Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s outreach at some point without even knowing it, ” notes Rebecca Roberts, foundation Board Member and Events Committee member. “Did you make it to The Nutcracker with Oregon Ballet Theater this winter or catch a Blazers game when student athletes from the Special Hoop Camp played during halftime? Perhaps it was driving by a field with kids playing soccer with the Portland Football Club. Maybe you were working out on an...

2022 Scholarship Writing Workshop

FREE Scholarship Writing Workshop

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Multnomah Athletic Foundation are partnering to offer a FREE virtual scholarship writing workshop for high school students. Students will walk away from this session with a drafted personal statement, tips on essay writing and personal storytelling, and more! Imagine one authentic essay that can be personalized and then used for any scholarship application.

Thank you to the Black United Fund of Oregon for facilitating the...

College Choice: Affordability is Critical

Written by Greg Houser, pictured above left with brother Pete Houser above right.

College is a life-changing waypoint on the journey of life. Countless studies have shown the positive impact of higher education; conferring knowledge and enriching graduates with relatively higher incomes which altogether benefit our society. However, it is not enough to be qualified for this opportunity. Prospective college students must carefully weigh their decision on school choice not only in terms of...

2021 Loprinzi Scholarship Winners

Pictured above 2021 Loprinzi recipient Abdiaziz Hussein (center) with Loprinzi Scholarship recipients, Javondre Cole (left) and Tori Lopez (right).

Each spring, students from 29 Portland-area high schools apply for the Loprinzi Scholarship, one of seven scholarships administered by the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. This $8,000 scholarship is awarded to three high school seniors who embrace the spirit of Joe Loprinzi, an athletics enthusiast and longtime MAC employee who positively...

Fay Sasser Scholarship Winners Share Aspirations and Inspirations

Pictured above Ali Gunesch, Mackenzie Parrott, and Quintana Franklin

Over the course of more than four decades, Fay Sasser welcomed everyone who arrived at MAC, from her seat at the Front Desk, with quiet professionalism and a warm smile. Her reputation for consistent and personalized service is one of the stories that inspires the current member experience. It also continues to be associated with a generous MAC employee scholarship program that annually awards $5,000 for students to use...

Partnership Propels MAC Scholar Athlete Program

Range of Experiences Bring Perspectives to Process

The MAC Scholar Athlete program has evolved over the years, responding to the needs of the students and communities it serves, but the goal remains the same. The experience accelerates the success of promising high school students by providing access to a community that enhances their developing athletic performance, offers educational opportunities, and introduces social connections.

This program is a partnership between MAC and the...