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Charles Jordan Legacy Community Service Scholarship

Offered by Black United Fund of Oregon

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 3, 2024
Multiple awards worth

$1,000

Grade level

High School Students

Application deadline:

April 26, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you an incoming or current high school student of Black/African descent who resides in the Portland metro area? If so, you may be eligible for the Charles Jordan Legacy Community Service Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 each to multiple high school students of Black/African descent who are residing in Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia, Washington, or Yamhill County in Oregon, or in Clark or Skamania County in Washington. Applicants should also have a solid belief in the importance of service and a history of service in their community, with a minimum of 20 hours of community service performed each calendar year. The scholarship was named in honor of Charles Jordan, Portland’s first African-American City Commissioner who made “commitment to youth and education” a priority during his career in public service. If you would like to honor Charles’ legacy and potentially earn some money for your education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Black United Fund of Oregon

The Black United Fund of Oregon (BUF-OR)'s mission is to assist in the social and economic development of Oregon’s underserved communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Students

Race/Ethnicity

Black/African

State

Oregon

County

Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Columbia County, Washington County, Yamhill County, Clark County, Skamania County

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

500-750-word essay

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Black United Fund of Oregon at [email protected]%c2%a0.

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Charles Jordan Legacy Community Service Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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