THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS FOR 2018. CHECK BACK IN FEBRUARY 2019 FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

The Elizabeth A. Hoke Scholarship was established to honor the legacy and memory of Elizabeth Hoke.

About Elizabeth

September 12, 1999 – September 22, 2017

Elizabeth was born on September 12, 1999 in Silverton, Oregon and spent her entire life living and loving her family’s farm. Elizabeth graduated Valedictorian from Silverton High School in June 2017 and was starting her college career at Western Oregon University focusing on her love for biology. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Silverton.

Elizabeth enjoyed reading, dancing, singing, spending time with both her family and friends. Her latest passions were drawing, photography and her senior year she played tennis at SHS. She had a true thirst for knowledge and knowing the world. Elizabeth started her travel journeys when she was very young, 6, seeing most of the United States, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Canada. After graduating from Silverton high school, Elizabeth took a month long trip to Southeast Asia. She lived her dreams every day! Elizabeth had the kindest heart that spread joy to everyone she touched. Her smile brought warmth to all it shined on and her words were always filled with gratitude and kindness.  – from The Elizabeth A. Hoke Memorial Trust.  Used by permission.

Elizabeth was lost tragically in an automobile accident while on her way to her first week of college.

About the Scholarship

PLEASE NOTE:  THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS SPECIFIC TO THE 2018 SCHOLARSHIP; ELIGIBILITY, SELECTION, AMOUNT AND PURPOSE, AND PARTICIPATION AREAS MAY CHANGE FOR THE 2019 SCHOLARSHIP.

Applications will be accepted between March 1, 2018 and April 16, 2018.  Must be received by or delivered to the delivery address by April 16, 2018.  Office closes at 5:00 p.m.; Drive-up closes at 5:30 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY

Must be attending public or private school in these Oregon school districts:  Silver Falls School District, Mt. Angel School District and North Santiam 29J School District.  Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2018.

SELECTION

The criteria for selection will be:

1.     Active participation in one of the nine participation areas below (choose one).

2.    Grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Financial need will be taken into consideration but is not a requirement to receive the award.

Relatives of the Scholarship Review Committee are not eligible to receive the scholarship.

AMOUNT AND PURPOSE

There are nine participation areas (see below).  Students are to choose one – and only one – of the participation areas as the area in which they have been most involved or that means the most to them.  One scholarship recipient will be chosen from each participation area.  The amount of each scholarship is $1,000.

A bonus opportunity is available for the areas of Music and Dance.  The amount of each bonus scholarship is $1,000.  The winner of the bonus scholarship may be the same as or different from the scholarship winner in that area.

Should no applications be received for one or more of the participation areas, the scholarship committee has the discretion to make more than one award from another participation area or to award fewer awards.

This scholarship may be used for tuition, room, board, books and fees, and will be paid directly to your college or university for your benefit.

PARTICIPATION AREAS

Choose the one area that means the most to you or in which you have been the most involved.  Your participation in this area may have occurred at school or in the community, or both.

Music – for a student who demonstrates a love for music regardless of chosen college major. Students applying in this area may also apply for a bonus opportunity by creating a short video clip of themselves whistling “Jingle Bells (Dashing through the Snow).”  Details are on the scholarship application.

Dance – for a student who understands what it means to dance in the rain and who has an enthusiasm for both life and dance. Students applying in this area may also apply for a bonus opportunity by creating a short video clip of themselves dancing in the rain.  Details are on the scholarship application.

Arts – for a student demonstrating a love for and a pursuit of any area of the creative arts.

Foreign Language – for a student who has the intention of putting foreign language skills into action.

Sports – for a student who participated in sports during high school and demonstrated a desire to play hard and give great effort.

Future Farmers of America – for a student who participated in FFA and who exhibits the qualities and characteristics that exemplify the FFA creed.

Gratitude for Life – for a student whose strength is gratitude for life and who shares that strength with others.

Valedictorian – for a high school valedictorian who has a strong track record of helping others.

Science – for a female student who plans to major in science. May apply for a second year if continuing to study science and maintaining satisfactory grades.

Questions?

Any questions regarding this scholarship should be directed to us at salemfoundation@pioneertrustbank.com.

Mailing/Delivery Addresses

Mailing Address:

The Salem Foundation – Elizabeth A. Hoke Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 2305

Salem, OR  97308

Delivery Address:

The Salem Foundation – Elizabeth A. Hoke Scholarship Fund

109 Commercial St. NE

Salem, OR  97301