High School Scholarships
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we worked with Reynolds High School in Troutdale and received ten applications for our three scholarships. We awarded the scholarships at SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT JUNE 6TH. We will continue raising funds all summer and give the scholarship checks to the students at the end of August.
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.
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 copy of "The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in US Higher Education", edited by Nicholas Hartlep for a $100 donation. Get a copy of "The Debt Resisters' Operations Manual" for a $25 dollar donation.
2017 Scholarship winners
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.