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FHFG Scholarships

Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, FHFG is thrilled to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving Forest Grove High School senior!

How to Apply


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.

Application Process 
  • Download the application and answer all questions
  • Write a maximum 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 no later than 4PM on February 28.

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.

Past Winners

2021 Recipient Kaylyn Brennan

Kaylyn has taken a full slate of advanced history courses at FGHS, as well as participating in Renaissance Leadership, athletics, and as president of the National Honor Society. Personal experience with adversity has shaped her desire to give back to the local community.

“…Kaylyn not only actively participates, but enjoys these character and community building activities. … Her passion, perseverance and motivation make her an outstanding candidate.” ~ Laura Lewis, Social Studies Department Chair

FHFG is pleased to award Kaylyn with a $1000 scholarship.

2021 Honorees

FHFG was pleased to award $500 to the following honorees:

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lohrer. Lizzie’s student projects focused on notable women in history, as well as the history of student journalism at FGHS.

David Glover. David’s goal is to become a field archaeologist. He also has done well at advanced history courses, as well as participating in athletics, martial arts, and working part-time.

2020 Recipient Natalie Klaus

Natalie plans to major in Political Science at University of Oregon, with a life goal of serving in the legislature. She has demonstrated leadership through her participation with 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 to pursue a college education.

2020 Honorees

FHFG was pleased to award $25 to the following honorees:

Elamny Hernandez-Guarema

Sarah Ornelas

Ada Yavuz 

Suleyma Jesus-Francisco

FHFG is committed to preserving local historic resources, educating our residents about our past, and creating a community for enthusiasts to support this mission.
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