To provide support and encourage Hispanics to continue their higher education, The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber provides annual scholarship awards to qualifying applicants. Since 1996, the Hispanic Chamber has awarded over $2 million in individually and corporate sponsored scholarships, to 794 Latino students throughout Oregon and SW Washington.
The Hispanic Chamber is a 501c3, non-profit organization. The federal identification number is: 93-1156358.
As a result of support from the Hispanic Chamber, the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), Meyer Memorial Trust, and individual donors, the Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund was established as an endowment at OCF to provide a long-term source of college scholarship for Latino students. To make a donation to the Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund, please contact the Oregon Community Foundation at 503-227-6846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More Here
According to the 2010 U. S. Census, the number of Latinos in the U.S. has increased by over 57% during the last decade. In Oregon, the number of Latinos has increased by over 236% between 1990 and 2006. Latinos now represent 12% of our state population. As the Latino population increases in Oregon, education remains a key issue. Nationally and locally, Latinos have the highest drop out rate. In Oregon, 13% of Latino students leave high school compared to 6.3% for all Oregonians.
Despite the high drop out rate, the number of Latinos attending college has shown increases, but the percentage of Latino students attending college is still less than the general population (20% for Hispanics vs. 37% for the general population). An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education identifies family income as a major obstacle to Hispanic college success.
Today, one of every four new workers entering the labor force is Hispanic. An educated Hispanic population is fundamental to the future productivity our local and national economy. For this reason, the Hispanic Chamber has chosen to support Latino students that are continuing their higher education.
Thank you for your pledge of support. Your actions make it possible for the Hispanic Chamber to provide time and resources for current and future scholars. To finalize your pledge, please follow the link below to submit payment. If you prefer, you can complete payment offline.
Complete your pledge by sending payment to the following address.Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
PO Box 1837
Portland, OR 97207
The 2017 Scholarship is now open. Click on the button below to start your online application. All submissions must be received by January 29, 2017. Please email any questions to email@example.com or call (503) 222-0280
Get to know the proud recipients of this year's Hispanic Scholarship funds. Find information about the scholarship above and get to know the companies that make it possible in the donors section.
The good folks at the Chamber have taken some time to gather a wide array of useful resources for prospective college students. Take a look at what we have listed and let us know of any resources that we should add to the list.
A special thanks to the companies and indvidual contributors for investing in Oregon's future. If you are interested in supporting the Hispanic scholarship please donate via the form on this page or reach out to the Chamber staff for more information.
AAA of Oregon·
Advanced Wealth Management·
Albina Community Bank·
Barran Liebman Attorneys·
Bertha Ferran & Friends·
Carol T. Rolph Memorial·
Cascade Centers Incorporated·
Central Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund·
Garcia Seabold Investments·
HMC Leadership Class 1-10·
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber·
Howard S. Wright·
Jim & Jennifer Mark·
Ken & Roma Vigil·
Lara Media Services·
Law Offices of Wendy Squires, P.C.·
Martha & Ken Thrasher·
OnPoint Community Credit Union·
Oregon Health & Science University·
Oregon Hispanic Bar Association·
Oregon State Bar·
Port of Portland·
Portland General Electric·
Portland'5 Center for the Arts·
Providence Health & Services·
Ralph & Bunny Schlesinger Foundation·
Rhonnda & Ricky Edmiston·
Scotts & Linda Andrews·
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.·
Town & Country·
Venezuela's Voice in Oregon·
Wieden + Kennedy·