This program is for individuals who are energetic and confident examples of achievement through athletics in our community. Embracing the spirit of Joe Loprinzi, the ideal candidates will seize the day, stay active with the folks in their communities and work hard while having fun.

Eligible student athletes from one of the 30 program high schools can apply with no nomination required. Each school will have an opportunity for a school finalist that will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The school finalists are then automatically considered for one of three $8,000 awards. The $8,000 scholarship awards are nonrenewable; however, the funding can be split to fund $4,000 in year 1 and $4,000 in year 2. 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.


The scholarship fund was established in 2000 to honor Joe Loprinzi.  Joe inspired many people as an enthusiastic fitness instructor at the Multnomah Athletic Club, an outstanding athlete and a supporter of education and youth athletics.  He believed in physical fitness. Every day Joe’s spirit and memory motivates many to seize the day, take the stairs and work hard while having fun. The Loprinzi Scholarship Program enables individuals to get a start on college and follow their dreams.

Criteria & Eligibility


  • Eligible student athletes from one of the 30 program high schools.
  • Due to an additional scholarship opportunity, students from Lincoln High School have a separate link to apply. Link will be available on Dec 1st for the Loprinzi & Houser application.
  • Three $8,000 awards each year and 27 $1,000 school finalists awards.
  • Nonrenewable but can the funding can be split to fund $4,000 in year one and $4,000 in year two.
  • 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 March 1.


Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate financial need to attend college or university. We utilize the provided information through FAFSA, ORSAA, and the application to determine eligibility. Eligible applicants will have a verified expected family contribution (EFC) of less than $35,000. Exceptions to this EFC threshold can be given in the application process for consideration.
  • Participate in competitive athletics.
  • Engaged in civic involvement and demonstrates leadership in their school and community activities.
  • Have a minimum cumulative (unweighted) 3.0 GPA.
  • Plan to enroll full time in the upcoming fall term.

Applicants may not be:

  • Children or dependents of Multnomah Athletic Foundation staff or board of directors.

Application Requirements

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 eight 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. We only accept electronic applications 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 (SAR). We will need a PDF copy of the SAR 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 provide one through our online application system.

Application Timeline

  • Stage 1 High school seniors may apply between December 1 and March 1.
    • Due to an error in the application system which had this application temporarily closed on on the morning of March 1st, we have extended the application deadline to 10am PST on March 2nd.
  • Stage 2 30 school finalists (one from each program high school) will be selected in April.
  • Stage 3 Six finalists will be notified and be invited to a personal interview.
  • Stage 4 Announcement of recipients in May.
  • Stage 5 The recipients will be honored at a MAF celebration event during July.