Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

The Bob & Marilyn Ridgley Scholarship application opens January 3, 2024.

The successful applicant:

  • is an Oregon high school senior in good standing;
  • participated in a civic education/engagement activity, project, or program in your classroom or as an extracurricular – including activities such as (but not limited to):
    • Mock Trial
    • We the People (Con Team)
    • Project Citizen
    • Law Day
    • Townhalls
    • Courthouse Experience Tours
    • Current Events
  • demonstrates financial need;
  • has a strong academic background demonstrated by GPA and other academic factors;
  • has applied and is intending to attend a college or university in the fall. Continuation of the scholarship after the first year requires continued enrollment and academic good standing.
  • submits an essay detailing civic participation experience, and
    • how their background influenced civic engagement, involvement, or activity;
    • how civic participation changed their views; and
    • how they see themselves as an active citizen in the future.
  • It is recommended that applicants complete their essay and save as a .doc or .pdf file before filling out the application; file name should include first and last name.

Please contact us if you have any questions.