The Salem Foundation Jeaneen Gann Scholarship

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.

About the Scholarship

  1. Applications are accepted until March 20, 2024.
  2. Mail an official high school transcript, in a sealed envelope, with the school’s seal to:

The Salem Foundation – Jeaneen Gann Scholarship
c/o Pioneer Trust Bank, N.A.
P.O. Box 2305
Salem, OR  97308

Your official transcript must be postmarked by March 20, 2024.


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 2024.


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 2024 is $2,939.05.  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


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.

Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.
Write an essay, no more than 1,000 words, addressing how the scholarship will help you to achieve your educational goals.
Please list any activities in which you have participated and offices you have held.
Please provide a brief description of your plans to play for college (i.e., loans, grants, financial aid, family support).
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.
Obtain two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a person not affiliated with your school.
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.
I understand the application is not complete until I mail my official transcript (see address above)(Required)