The Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship program is for individuals who are energetic and confident member of our community. This scholarship celebrates the amazing employees of the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Eligible applicants must be enrolled as a part time or full time student and must be employed or their parent/guardian must be employed by the Multnomah Athletic Club for the last 12 months as of December 1st of the year of application. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded for one academic year and applicants can reapply each year based on continued eligibility. There is no restriction on the field of study and the scholarship can be applied at any 2 or 4 year accredited institution, accredited trade school or certified professional development program towards tuition, fees, books, materials or technology. Deadline for application is March1st.


The scholarship fund was established in 1997. It recognizes Fay Sasser’s 44 years of exceptional and dedicated service to the members of the Multnomah Athletic Club. Fay inspired people in her quiet way. She was a consummate professional who remembered hundreds of faces and names every day.

Criteria and Eligibility


  • Enrolled as a part-time or full-time student.
  • Employee or the parent/guardian has an original hire date the Multnomah Athletic Club prior to December 1, 2022.
  • $5,000 scholarship is awarded for one academic year and applicants can reapply each year based on continued eligibility.
  • Use for any field of study.
  • Use at any two- or four-year accredited institution, accredited trade school or for a certified professional development program
  • Use funding for tuition, fees, books, materials or technology.
  • Application deadline March 15.


  • Engaged in civic involvement and demonstrates leadership in their school and community activities.
  • Have a minimum cumulative (unweighted) 2.5 GPA.
  • Demonstrate financial need to attend college or university. We utilize the provided information through FAFSA, ORSAA, and the application to determine eligibility. There is no fixed financial threshold for eligibility.
  • We are monitoring the FAFSA situation closely and are aware of the issues when trying to complete the application. To ease barriers, we are making changes to the FAFSA documentation requirements for our scholarship application. Please see below.
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll for the upcoming fall term in an accredited post-secondary school in a course of study.


Applicants must be:

  • 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.

Applicants may not be:

  • Current Multnomah Athletic Club members or dependents of the club’s Executive Leadership team.
  • 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.
  • Prepare the answers to the required questions. The application contains eight questions, each with a limit of 300 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 or proof of graduation as a PDF.
  • A list of recent employment and work experiences.
  • After you complete the FAFSA / ORSAA, you will receive an email confirming that you have completed the filing. We will accept the email confirmation (PDF format) from the FAFSA with the estimated Student Aid Index (SAI) info. Uploading the FAFSA Submission Summary is no longer a requirement. If you are unable to get to the point of receiving an SAI and/or an email confirmation for the FAFSA/ORSAA, please reach out to us.  We will review the circumstance and provide a placeholder for the applicant to upload and/or instruct on situation-specific next steps.
  • We commit to being flexible in our process, ensuring students can submit their scholarship application by the deadline. Students will ultimately need to complete the FAFSA for final award and may be required to provide additional information for verification later in the selection process. In short, FAFSA documentation – or lack thereof – will not impede your ability to apply, submit and be reviewed.
  • 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.
  • Clubs and organizations in which you have participated as well as any corresponding leadership positions.
  • Honors and awards that you received when participating in school, and non-school related clubs and organizations.
  • Valuable work experiences (current or prior).
  • Volunteer organizations with which you have served, plus any awards and honors that you have received for your participation.

Application Timeline

  • Stage 1 Eligible individuals may apply between December 1 and March 15.
  • Stage 2 Finalists will be notified and invited to a personal interview in April.
  • Stage 3 The recipients will be honored at a scholarship celebration event in July.