Applications for the Class of 2023 are now closed
Application window was February 9th to April 28th
Thank you for all your amazing applications!
Online Applications: This year, you have the ability to fill out most of our scholarship applications online. We recommend using this feature when it is available. You will need to be logged in to your NCSD account to view and fill out the online application forms. Any additional documentation, such as letters of recommendation, should be emailed to email@example.com.
Below, you will find information about available NCEF scholarships and links to fill out their applications online, as well as links to download documents and forms, and to donate to your favorite scholarship.
If you have questions, please contact NCEF at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 353-6053.
Alex Hudson Memorial Scholarship
The Alex Hudson Memorial Scholarship is for students choosing to pursue a life and career in public service. Values that Alex’s family wishes to honor in his memory include giving back to the community and service to others, especially people who are different or most vulnerable.
Alex was bright, gentle, and curious. Alex was a person with autism, and his path in life was not easy. He did not have the same educational opportunities as his peers or his sisters. Alex’s impact on the lives around him brought laughter, care, and most importantly, grace.
One of his sisters is a special education teacher in the North Clackamas School District, a career inspired by Alex. This scholarship is intended to inspire the recipient in a similar way.
Bridges to Success
The Bridges to Success scholarship is awarded to North Clackamas School District graduating seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA who want to attend community college, 4-year colleges and universities, or career school.
The scholarship recognizes students who have a depth of experience in helping their families and improving their community; are able to articulate a clear future plan; and demonstrate financial need.
In 2019-2020, NCEF awarded 14 Bridges to Success Scholarships to NCSD graduates to enable them to pursue their educational goals.
Bapubhai B. Patel & Joseph A. Krumm Memorial Scholarship
in Broadcasting and Social Media
The Patel Krumm Broadcasting and Social Media Scholarship is for students who wish to pursue a career in the media arts.
Bapubhai B. Patel and Joe Krumm were both lifelong supporters of the media arts. Joe worked as NCSD’s Director of Community and Government Relations and was essential in building strong, collaborative relationships between the North Clackamas School District and students, their families, and the community.
Bapubhai B. Patel believed in reaching out to others to share what you know best. The Broadcasting and Social Media Scholarship allows its recipients to pursue that passion.
Students, please contact Sabin-Schellenberg for more information on how to obtain an application for this scholarship.
Chartwells Culinary Scholarship
The Chartwells Culinary Scholarship is designed to decrease financial burdens for North Clackamas School District graduating seniors who are participants in the Sabin-Schellenberg Culinary program and will be seeking a certification in a Culinary Arts, Nutrition Services, Food Science, or a similar program.
This scholarship was created to help students who are passionate about the culinary arts. It recognizes that financial need can be a barrier for students who wish to pursue a certification in the area of Culinary Arts.
Joe Krumm Memorial Scholarship
The North Clackamas Education Foundation has created a new scholarship fund in partnership with the North Clackamas Education Association (NCEA) in memory of Joe Krumm, former NCSD Executive Director of Community and Government Relations.
Joe was a lifelong musician and a strong advocate for equity in post-secondary opportunities for students.
This scholarship's aim is to reduce financial barriers for students identified as having specific learning and/or communication needs who also may be participants in NCSD music programs and are members of under-represented groups in post-secondary education.
Harold Taylor Scholarship
The Harold Taylor Scholarship is intended to support a graduating North Clackamas senior who may have experienced previous academic obstacles but has interest and potential in developing skills beyond high school.
The Taylors were particularly interested in helping young people who, in the opinion of school staff, may have struggled with school but have shown interest in further developing academic and/or trade skills.
Students must contact their school counselor for assistance in applying for this scholarship. This application is available to Clackamas, Milwaukie, and Putnam High School students.
Judith Ann (Smith) Hill STEM Scholarships
A $5,000 Hill STEM Scholarship has been established by Ken Hill in memory of his wife Judith.
This scholarship is designed to redress the underrepresentation of women in chemistry and the sciences.
The Judith Hill STEM Scholarship is intended to support female students who are graduating seniors of Milwaukie High School.
Josh Critchett Memorial Scholarship
Each year, a Clackamas High School student is awarded this scholarship in memory of Josh Critchett, a bright, caring, and ambitious 17-year-old Clackamas High School student.
He was enjoying the summer before his Senior year when a small plane accident tragically ended his life.
Josh's spirit, compassion, ambition and memory live on through this scholarship and the students who utilize it to pursue their dreams.
The funds for the Josh Critchett Memorial Scholarship are maintained through NCEF. The scholarship application process is administered by Clackamas High School, and the application is provided here for ease of access. If you are a CHS student interested in applying for this scholarship, please contact your school counselor.
Malcolm Ritzer Memorial Scholarship
Each year, a student from Clackamas High School will be awarded a scholarship in memory of Malcolm Ritzer
Malcolm was a history teacher and coach at Clackamas High School for twenty-seven years. This scholarship is intended for a graduating CHS senior with a 2.5 GPA or higher, who wants to attend community college, a four-year college or university or technical school and demonstrates financial need.
Malcolm loved his years teaching and mentoring his students. Compassion, kindness, empathy and willingness to go above and beyond to help others not as fortunate are qualities Malcolm admired most in his students. This scholarship is aimed at students who have struggled early in their high school experience but showed growth and a desire to pursue higher education.
Leo Browne Instrumental Music Scholarship
Leo Browne spent most of his life in the Portland area, living in a house off of River Road in Jennings Lodge for more than 80 years. Leo was born with a musical spirit and claimed he began tapping out rhythms at an early age.
Leo served with the U.S. Army Band, and following his service obtained his Masters in Music Education at Lewis and Clark College, leading him to become a music instructor in Portland Public Schools, while also offering years of private percussion lessons at his Oak Grove home to many Putnam and Milwaukie High School students.
Leo had many students who became professional musicians. They have offered glowing testimonies about his impact on their lives. The Leo Browne Instrumental Music Scholarship aims to continue his impact and inspiration to the students of North Clackamas Schools.
Sandi DePaepe Memorial Scholarship
Each year, a student from Clackamas High School will be awarded a scholarship in memory of Sandi Allen-DePaepe.
Sandi was an ASPIRE mentor for four years at Clackamas High School. She helped many students apply for scholarships and college. It became obvious after her first-year volunteering that this was her passion. She loved her kids and loved hearing back from them after they heard good news from colleges and scholarships.
Sandi’s life was cut short by an aggressive renal cancer which overtook her in less than four months. This scholarship honors Sandi’s dedication to her community and the students of Clackamas High School.
Preference for this scholarship will be for students who have utilized the ASPIRE program and demonstrate financial need.