The Salem Foundation Lois J Erickson Scholarship Fund

Open to submissions until February 28, 2024.

About the Scholarship

  1. Applications are accepted until February 28, 2024.
  2. Mail an official high school transcript, in a sealed envelope, with the school’s seal to:

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

Your official transcript must be postmarked by February 28, 2024.


Applicants must be students who attend McNary High School in Keizer, Oregon and who meet the following criteria:

  1. Any McNary High School graduating senior whose parent is employed in Police, Fire, or EMT, including support staff;


  1. Any McNary High School graduating senior whose parent or legal guardian is a Salem/Keizer district school teacher (only) who has taught at McNary or a McNary feeder school for a minimum of 5 years;


  1. McNary graduating senior who fits the above criteria and plans to further his/her education by attending any accredited institution of higher education, including trade or business schools, two year community colleges, four year colleges leading to a bachelor’s degree, and graduate or professional schools.


The criteria for selection will be:

  1. How the applicant represents his or her hometown of Keizer
  2. Community and school involvement
  3. Teacher Evaluation Form
  4. Essay and application questions
  5. Overall grades
  6. Finalists will be contacted for an interview with the Scholarship Committee.

Financial need is not a requirement.

Relatives of scholarship committee members are ineligible to receive a Lois J Erickson Scholarship.


The scholarship amount will be determined by the Scholarship Committee, and will depend upon the number of scholarships awarded.  The highest amount that can be awarded is $11,025.45, but smaller amounts may be awarded.

This scholarship may be used for tuition, room, board, books and fees.  The frequency of the scholarship payment, whether in one single payment or in partial payments over a number of terms/years, will depend upon the type of school the recipient(s) attends and will be determined by the Trustee.


Any questions regarding this scholarship should be directed to us at


Teachers will email the Teacher Evaluation Form directly to us.  You will need evaluations from two teachers.

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.

Parent #1 Name(Required)
Parent #2 Name
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.
Write a one-page essay explaining what your hometown of Keizer means to you
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.
Obtain a letter of recommendation from a community member.
I understand the application is not complete until I mail my official transcript (see address above)(Required)