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...

Giving and Growing for the Greater Good

MAF’s Youth Grant Initiative inspires new opportunities  

May Day has traditionally celebrated the arrival of a warmer, more colorful season with dancing, singing, and sweet treats. Its roots lay in honoring the Roman goddess of flowers, and bloom-bedecked crowns still grace the heads of May Queens across Europe and around the world.

It seems symbolic, then, that the Multnomah Athletic Foundation begins accepting applications for its Youth Grant Initiative (YGI) on Sunday, May...

We Love Our Volunteers!

Thank you to the amazing volunteers that make our scholarship process possible! The Loprinzi Scholarship is underway with school finalists having been selected at the program schools. These students will receive a $1,000 scholarship and volunteers continue to work on selecting the three finalist awards of $8,000 a piece! Watch for the award announcement in late May.

To learn more about the Loprinzi Program visit our scholarship page. To find out how to get involved with the Foundation,...

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...

Details for Spin-A-Thon Riders

We are thrilled that you will be joining us as we come together for community, movement, and a shared purpose.

Are you ready to RIDE? We cannot wait to have you join Lisa, Patrick, Niyah and all the fantastic volunteers just waiting to welcome you on March 13th!

If you need to change your ride time, contact us at asap.

Remember to move your clock ahead so you are not late! Click HERE for all the details of how to access the club (there are...

Mission Moment: Athletics and Mental Health

We ride. We move. And we need to recover and take care of ourselves as well. So in the spirit of self-care, here is a video from a sponsor. Community partnerships provide tremendous resources for us to share from Mind Matters.

A Conversation with Mind Matters

One of our sponsors, Mind Matters have been pioneers in child and family psychiatry for nearly 20 years. Watch below a 30 minute conversation talking about sports psychiatry and the importance of mental health with Drs. Anastasia...

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...

International Women’s Day Ted Talk and Discussion

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation and Multnomah Athletic Club are co-hosting a guided discussion for International Women's Day. Join us on March 8th at Noon - 1 PM as we celebrate international women's day with a virtual gathering. Participate from your office, school or wherever your laptop takes you!

The theme this year is Break the Bias . Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where...