The Salem Foundation Jeaneen Gann Scholarship

Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2020.

The Salem Foundation Jeaneen Gann Scholarship was established to assist a female scholar/athlete who is currently attending North Salem High School in Salem, Oregon in attaining a college education.

Jeaneen Gann was a beloved math teacher at North Salem High School, where she taught for the last 27 years of her teaching career.  She also coached the Lady Vikings basketball team to five state playoffs and one state tournament, and was selected as the Valley League Coach of the Year in 1988, 1990, and 1992.  Jeaneen received the prestigious Crystal Apple Award in 1997, and was inducted into the North Salem Hall of Fame for Service in 2013.

This scholarship was funded following her death on February 21, 2016, after a brave three-year struggle against cancer.  Funding came not only from a bequest left by Jeaneen, but also by an outpouring of gifts made in her memory by members of the community.

This scholarship is intended to be distributed over 20 years, with the first scholarship having been awarded to a member of the Class of 2017.

Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2020.


Applications will be accepted from graduating female students currently attending North Salem High School in Salem, Oregon.  Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2020.


The criteria for selection will be:

  1. Female student.
  2. Has attended North Salem High School for at least two (2) school years.
  3. Has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in math.
  4. Has earned a varsity letter in at least one sport while attending North Salem High School.

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.


The amount of the scholarship for 2020 is $2,184.20.  One scholarship is available.

Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, room, board, books, fees, and/or any other qualifying college expenses, and will be paid directly to your college or university for your benefit.


Any questions regarding this scholarship should be directed to us at


Please download and complete the Scholarship Application before submitting your information. Once all the requested forms are completed please submit them below.

You will receive an automatically generated confirmation email after your application has been successfully submitted.  If you have not received an email within 24 hours of submitting your application, please contact us immediately.

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