The Salem Foundation Ronald and Sara Burr Scholarship Fund 

Applications accepted through April 15, 2020


Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2020.


Any senior or graduating student from Stayton High School or Silverton High School planning to attend a four-year college or university for a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of agriculture or education may apply.


The criteria for selection will be:

  1. Financial need (not limited to a specific income maximum)
  2. Level of interest in the fields of agriculture or education
  3. Grades

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


This is a four-year scholarship. The amount of assistance will be $5,000.00 per year, for each of four immediately subsequent years of college, up to a maximum of $20,000.00.  This scholarship is restricted for use for tuition only.


This is an eligibility-dependent scholarship.  If any recipient fails to attend a four-year college or university, fails to maintain satisfactory progress toward a Bachelor’s Degree in the fields of agriculture or education, or abandons his or her education, the amount of the scholarship funds remaining for the student shall revert to the Ronald and Sara Burr Scholarship Fund.

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.

  • Letter of recommendation contact information

    Check the Scholarship Information page for the number of letters of recommendation required for the scholarship for which you are applying. Enter the information below for the people who are writing recommendation letters for you.
  • NOTE:

    Complete the online form and upload your application (including attachments), essay, and letter(s) of recommendation AT THE SAME TIME.
  • Please combine documents and upload them in up to 3 PDFs. File size may not exceed 2 MB.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf.