The Houser Scholarship program is for individuals who are energetic and confident examples of achievement through athletics in our community. This scholarship is a way for the Houser brothers, Greg and Peter, to give back and positively influence scholar athletes as they graduate from their alma mater.
Eligible student athletes that attend Lincoln High School can apply with no nomination required. The $10,000 scholarship award is renewable for a second year upon meeting eligibility requirements. There is no restriction on the field of study and the scholarship can be applied at any 2 or 4 year accredited institution towards tuition, fees, books, or technology. Deadline for application is March 1st.
This scholarship program values the student’s insight in their selection of school to attend. Consider the words of Greg Houser in his article on College Choice.
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.
Criteria & Eligibility
- Eligible student athletes attend Lincoln High School.
- Awards $10,000 for undergraduate work and is renewable for a second year.
- Use for any field of study.
- Use at any two- or four-year accredited institution.
- Use funding for tuition, fees, books or technology.
- Application deadline is March 1.
- The program application also provides consideration for the Loprinzi Scholarship if financial need can be demonstrated.
- Current senior student in good standing at Lincoln High School.
- Participation in competitive athletics.
- Engaged in civic involvement and demonstrates leadership in their school and community activities.
- Minimum cumulative (unweighted) 3.0 GPA.
- Demonstrate financial need or funding gap to attend their first choice school.
- Enrolled full time at an accredited post-secondary education provider for the upcoming fall term.
Applicants must be:
- Current high school seniors attending Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon
- 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
- Anticipate completion of high school diploma at the time of application.
- Plan to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution starting in the fall following their high school graduation.
Applicants may not be:
- Children or dependents of Multnomah Athletic Foundation employees or board of directors.
Before You Apply
- Read the information below before you start your application so you can be fully prepared.
- You will create a login based on your email address. This will allow you to sign in and out, work on the online application, save a draft and then submit when ready.
- Prepare the answers to the required questions. The application contains nine questions, each with a limit of 300 words, and one essay with a limit of 750 words. Want to be doubly sure you have everything? Find a sample application to see exactly what applying will be like.
- Only electronic applications are accepted for the scholarship.
- Given our DEIJ statement and focus of our work, self-identification is an important way to honor individuals as we gather data. The identification choices in the application are supplied by the Oregon Health Authority’s Equity and Inclusion Division and the Coalition of the Communities of Color. The information you provide will be kept confidential.
Gather This Information
- A transcript – You will be asked to upload a PDF copy of your transcript.
- School and non-school related clubs and organizations in which you have participated since your freshman year as well as any corresponding leadership positions.
- Honors and awards that you received when participating in school, and non-school related clubs and organizations since your freshman year.
- Volunteer organizations with which you have served, plus any awards and honors that you have received for your participation since freshman year.
- 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. Alternatively, if you are completing the ORSAA, the State of Oregon Department of Education will send you a Student Aid Report. We will need a PDF copy of the report that shows your school of choice and the expected family contribution.
- Two letters of recommendation will be required to submit your application. You may upload a PDF of the letter or invite an individual to upload a letter on your behalf through our online portal.
- Stage 1 Lincoln High School seniors may apply between December 1 and March 1.
- Stage 2 Finalists will be notified and invited to a personal interview in April.
- Stage 3 Announcement of recipient at the 2023 Lincoln award celebration in June.
- Stage 4 The recipient will be honored at a MAF celebration event in July.