High School Scholarships
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in2019...We are changing
our annual project from high school scholarships to a brilliant new idea from one of our members.
Stand-by for details!
we worked with Reynolds High School in Troutdale.
The students are receiving much more information about the dangers of student debt but understanding what that means varies greatly. We see a great need to start Strike Debt Clubs at Portland Community College and Mt. Hood Community College. Student members can hold Debtors' Assemblies to help educate their peers. Want to help make this happen? look under contacts at the top of the page.
According to August 2018 Eugene Weekly:
More than 50 percent of Oregon college grads are in debt, and Oregon is ranked 22nd in the country for its amount of average student loan debt per borrower.
That amount per borrower in Oregon is $27,500.
Strike Debt started a Scholarship fund and gave out scholarships to two Franklin High School Graduates. Applicants were asked to write an essay about student debt and how it might affect their futures. Our committee of six selected two women who were the first in their families to graduate from high school. They are both completing their first year at Portland Community College.
Please donate to our Scholarship Fund. 100% of all donations go to the students. See the information below to contribute. Get a free copy of "The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in US Higher Education", edited by Nicholas Hartlep for a $100 donation. Get a free copy of "The Debt Resisters' Operations Manual" for a $25 dollar donation.
Marlet E. 2017 Strike Debt Scholarship winner with Sandra Decker at Franklin High School.
Anita P. 2017 Strike Debt Scholarship winner at
Franklin High School Awards night.