Kaitlyn Dobler - MAC Scholar Athlete

Scholarship Shoutout Saturday – Kaitlyn Dobler

Try to picture how movies such as Booksmart, Dazed and Confused or Pretty in Pink would have played out during a global pandemic. This year’s seniors are living what readers just imagined.

Graduation from high school is a milestone deeply rooted in the exploration of future possibilities, celebrations of freedom and physical rituals that are hard to conceive of when leaving your house involves masking up and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people.

MAC Scholar Athletes are,...

Foundation Supports Equity During Scholarship Process

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation believes all youth should have the opportunity to play, compete and participate in sports. To make this belief a reality, MAF presents grants and scholarships totaling more than $200,000 annually to outstanding student athletes and organizations that use sport to support underserved communities. Several years ago, the foundation adopted belief statements, including an equity statement, to help guide its volunteer grant and scholarship reviewers in their...

2020 Scholarship Celebration Event Update!

These are unprecedented times with lots of emotion. Joy (you graduated or completed the school year), uncertainty (what might school and the world look like in the Fall) and anger/fear/sorrow (current state of the world and our communities). We, at the Foundation, feel all of that and also hope! Because we believe in YOU, your conversations, your actions and your passion will make a vital impact on the world – now and in the future.

We are committed to celebrate YOU. Even though...

Loprinzi Scholarship Recipient Abdinasir Hussein

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Elite Runner Goes the Distance

Track and field student athlete shines in sports and academics

As a refugee from Somalia, Loprinzi Scholarship recipient Abdinasir Hussein has overcome extraordinary challenges. Hussein spent much of his childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp, then time in Dallas, Texas and Washington state before finally landing in Portland, Oregon. During those unsettled years, the thought of attending school on a regular basis – much less college – simply seemed out of...

Loprinzi Scholarship Recipient Kaylee Mo

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In Pursuit of Excellence

Student athlete achieves winning results through commitment, resolve and determination

Loprinzi Scholarship recipient Kaylee Mo’s achievements can be attributed to her drive, focus and a sense of purpose, whether applied to academics, athletics or extra-curricular activities.

At Tualatin High School, Mo earned an impressive 4.48 GPA while pursuing an IB diploma candidate. And that’s just the beginning. While maintaining a high level of academic...

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Scholarship Shoutout – 2020 Turner Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2020 Turner Scholarship recipient, Peter Hinnen!

Peter, a full International Diploma candidate, is graduating as a valedictorian from Lincoln High School. He enjoyed also captaining the Lincoln High School boys swim team which was PIL champion all four years that he was on the team.  In other extracurricular adventures he particularly enjoyed the alchemist’s society which met at lunch on Thursdays to do crazy and fun chemistry experiments.  Outside...

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Announcing the 2020 MAC Scholar Athletes!

We are thrilled, in partnership with the Multnomah Athletic Club, to announce the 2020 cohort of MAC Scholar Athletes. This program recognizes and celebrates one sophomore from each of you 29 program high schools. Each individual is an outstanding student, team player, athlete and community voice.  Follow us on social media for more updates on this year’s cohort and program!

Aloha High School – Henry Law

Beaverton High School – Emily Rice

Benson High School – Oria...

Donors Fuel Possibilities

Donors Greg and Pete Houser make college dreams come true through the Houser Scholarship.

About five years ago, Greg Houser and his with his brother, Pete, began discussing ways to give back to Lincoln High School. “We’re Lincoln alums, so we wanted to find a way to honor Lincoln for all that we benefited from, in terms of lessons learned, experiences we had and lifelong friendships that we made,” Houser recalls. For the Houser brothers, Lincoln wasn’t the only institution that...

Scholarships Brought to Life by Community

One student’s dynamic journey on the road to higher education

A 2018 Multnomah Athletic Foundation Loprinzi Scholarship recipient and graduate of Jefferson High School, Javondre Cole recently completed his freshman year at Winston-Salem University, a historically black college in North Carolina.

“I am blessed with a village in Portland that encouraged and supported me,” Cole says. That “village” is best described as a network of sports teams, coaches, mentors, close family...

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MAC Scholar Athlete Media Day

Full media and press day for the new MAC Scholar Athlete cohort.

Every March we welcome 29 new students into the MAC Scholar Athlete program. As the students are being welcomed into the cohort and the MAC Community there are a series of press articles and stories released around the new class of Scholar Athletes. In order to receive all of the media coverage that is needed for these releases, we decided to turn media and content acquisition into a fun event that mimics a college signing...