Molalla High School 2020 graduates and past graduates earned $308,109 in local scholarships
High school seniors in 2019-2020 faced an abrupt end to their secondary school careers, missing out on important events like prom and even graduation.
But the students did complete their education and even earned impressive scholarships—largely thanks to local donors. While the traditional scholarship night was not possible this year, it is never too late to celebrate the students’ achievements.
Molalla High School’s 2020 graduates earned approximately $212,609, while past graduates currently enrolled in college scooped up another $95,500, for a total of $308,109 to Molalla students from local donors, according to Rebecca McKenzie, a Molalla High School counselor.
“Not bad for a pandemic,” McKenzie said.
The students also earned awards from their universities and from the Oregon Promise Grant. Additionally, two students, Emilie Mendoza and Karina Shvachka, won Ford Family Foundation scholarships to cover 90% of college tuition and expenses.
Listed below are the awards given to Molalla students from local donors in 2019-2020.
Donald Slaughter Scholarship-
$73,000 awarded to class of 2019-2020 seniors
$52,000 awarded to former students currently in college
$52,000 awarded to class of 2019-2020 seniors
$39,000 awarded to MHS graduates currently in college
Molalla Alumni Foundation- $22,000
Judge Ralph Holman Memorial Scholarship- $12,000
Everett Hill Memorial Foundation- $9,000
Everett Hill Living Trust-
$1,500 awarded to class of 2019-2020 seniors
$4,500 awarded as renewals to previous winners still in college
Clackamas Community College- $6,200
Pauline and Ray Webb Fund- $8,500
Holden Promise Vocational Grant- $5,000
Share the Love Scholarship- $4,500
Dan Schultz/ Ed Lettenmaier Kiwanis Grant- $500
Orange and Black Boosters – $2,000
Foothills Community Church Scholarships $2,500
Molalla Grange- $1,500
Talmer and Selma Dybad Fund- $950
Molalla River Education Foundation- $1,500
Donna Wendling Memorial Scholarship- $2,000
Guy Tolstead- $500
Phyllis Parker- $1,000
Barb Drennen Memorial Scholarship – $2,359
Silverton Elks Most Valuable Student- $1,600
Harris Scholar Athlete Award- $2,000
Sodexo Good Citizen Award – $500
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