We look for Lincoln High School students who are energetic and confident examples of achievement through athletics in our community. Lincoln provided a formative experience for the Houser brothers – Greg, Peter and Kent. This scholarship is their way to give back and positively influence scholar athletes as they graduate from their alma mater.

  • The scholarship awards $10,000 for undergraduate work. Renewable for a 2nd year.
  • Eligible student athletes attend Lincoln High School
  • Any field of study
  • Any 2 or 4 year accredited institution
  • Use funding for tuition, fees, books, technology
  • Deadline March 1st
  1. Current senior student in good standing at Lincoln High School;
  2. Participation in competitive athletics;
  3. 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.
Applicants must be:

  1. Current high school seniors attending Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon
  2. U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees or Humanitarian Parolees – based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
  3. Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
  4. Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution starting in the Fall of 2020

Applicants may not be:

  1. Children or dependents of employees or directors of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation
  2. Temporary residents
We advise reading the information below before you start your application so you can be fully prepared.

  • You will create a log in based on your email address. This will allow you to sign in and out, working on the online application, saving a draft and then submitting when ready.
  • We encourage you to read these instructions before completing your application, and keep them nearby while filling it out.
  • Prepare the answers to the required questions. The application contains 7 questions, each with a limit of 1,000 characters and 1 essay with a limit of 3,000 characters.
  • Want to be doubly sure you have everything? Click HERE for a sample application to see exactly what applying will be like. Note that this is just a sample though, and we won’t accept it as your application.
  • We accept only electronic applications for our scholarship.

Gather This Information

  • A transcript – You will be asked to upload a PDF copy of your transcript.
  • A list of school and non-school related clubs and organizations in which you have participated since your freshman year as well as any corresponding leadership positions.
  • A list of honors and awards that you received when participating in school, and non-school related clubs and organizations and the level of each award (Local, State, Regional or National) since your freshman year.
  • A list of volunteer organizations with which you have served, plus any awards and honors that you have received for your participation since freshman year.
  • A list of athletic accomplishments school and non-school based in which you have been involved as well as any awards, honors and leadership positions you have received for your participation since freshman year.
  • After you complete the FAFSA, the office of Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR). We will need a PDF copy of the report that shows your school of choice and the EFC (Expected Family Contribution).
  • Two letters of recommendation will be required to submit your application. You may upload a PDF of the letter or ask the individual to upload a letter on your behalf through our website.
Application link

Recommendation link

Stage 1 Lincoln high school seniors may apply for our scholarship online between December 1st and March 1st

Stage 2 Finalists will be notified and invited to a personal interview in April.

Stage 3 Announcement of recipient at the 2020 LHS award celebration in June.

Stage 4 The 2019 recipient will be honored at a celebration event in July.

READ about the 2018 Houser scholarship recipient, Libby Lazzara.
The scholarship fund was established in 2015 by Pete, Kent and Greg Houser (pictured below). 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. 2015_Houser_Brothers_Final

Questions or concerns – contact us via Email for the quickest response or call 503-517-2350.