The Salem Foundation Senator Jackie Winters Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Submissions open 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, or a GED Transcript to:

The Salem Foundation – Jackie Winters 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.


For the 2023/2024 school year, a senior or graduating student attending McKay High School, North Salem High School, or South Salem High School, who is planning to attend an accredited community college, college, university, technical, trade, or vocational school, may apply.


The criteria for selection will be:

  1. Demonstration, through an essay, of having met and overcome some kind of challenging circumstance(s) or obstacle(s)
  2. Financial Need (not limited to a specific income maximum)
  3. Grade point average of 2.75 or higher

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


The amount of the scholarship is $1,500.00 and is for tuition.  The scholarship will be paid directly to the educational institution.

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 describing a challenging circumstance or obstacle that you have faced and have overcome, and how it has impacted your life.
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.
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.
Max. file size: 10 MB.
Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer, or other adult.
I understand the application is not complete until I mail my official transcript (see address above)(Required)