Friends of Historic Forest Grove announces a new $1000 scholarship to be awarded to a Forest Grove High School graduating senior with plans to obtain a degree in history, social studies, or related field.
Applicant must be a Forest Grove High School graduating senior, outstanding in history, with plans to attend community college or university for a degree in history, historic preservation, social studies, government, anthropology, archaeology, teaching history or social studies, or closely-related field.
How to Apply
- Download the application and answer all questions (2021 application is now available)
- Write a maxium 350 word essay describing your roots in Forest Grove and/or how Forest Grove history is relevant to you
- Get two letters of recommendation (one from your history teacher and another from a community member
- Submit these, along with your FGHS transcript to Ms Van Loo in the CCC (Room 1201) no later than 4PM on February 26, 2021.
A committee will review all applications and decide on the recipient of this year’s scholarship.
The recipient should be notified by the first week in April and announced at Spotlight for Success.
2020 Recipient - Natalie Klaus
Natalie Klaus, a graduate of Forest Grove High School, plans to attend University of Oregon, majoring in Political Science, with a life goal of serving in the legislature. She has demonstrated leadership through her participation on student body government, National Honor Society, and Dance Team; her excellence in history by taking advanced social studies/history classes all four years of high school with perfect grades. Natalie is a Valedictorian and credits proximity to Pacific University and its heritage as being a strong influence on her to pursue a college education.
In her letter of recommendation, Bob Kirkman wrote, “Ms. Klaus shows compassion, advocating for the general student body, as well as sacrificing her time in order to better serve others. She is respected and well-liked by her peers for her character, expertise, and her objective approach to resolving conflict.”
One compelling factor in Natalie’s selection was this statement:
I would like to come back and raise my own family here and share with them what this fantastic town has shared with me.
FHFG is pleased to award Natalie with a $1000 scholarship. We wish Natalie and the class of 2020 all the best in their future endeavors!