The Salem Foundation Ronald and Sara Burr Scholarship Fund 

Open for submissions until March 31, 2024.


  1. Applications are accepted until March 31, 2024.
  2. Mail an official high school transcript, in a sealed envelope, with the school’s seal to:

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

Your official transcript must be postmarked by March 31, 2024.


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 up to 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

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 a one-page essay explaining why you are applying for this scholarship and why you should be chosen as a recipient.
Please list any activities in which you have participated.
Prepare a statement indicating circumstances that make financial aid necessary. Please be specific and include an extra page if necessary. A proposed budget should be included.
Please list any money and assets available to finance your education i.e. family contribution, gifts, savings, summer earnings, social security, welfare, child support, trusts, scholarships, awards, grants, loans, etc. Include a statement of any assets held; i.e. car, etc.
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)