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At Maps, a commitment to education and life-long learning is a part of our roots. After all, we started as a teacher’s credit union almost 90 years ago. That’s why we are proud to award scholarships each year to exceptional local high school seniors. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership and community involvement, financial need, and application responses.

2024 Scholarships

For 2024, Maps plans to distribute over $50,000 in scholarships to support local students who plan to continue their education after high school. Several scholarships are designated for students of color, first-generation college students, and Career Technical Education (CTE) students. Preference will be given to Maps youth members. All scholarship awards are selected by a scholarship review committee, except the Phil Frey Memorial Scholarship which is chosen by family members.
Applications are available starting February 1, with a deadline of April 15 for the written application. Finalists will be invited to participate in video interviews and award decisions will be made by May 15.

2023 Scholarships

Our local high school students are so inspiring! This year we had an impressive group of students apply for Maps scholarships from across Marion and Polk counties. They shared their academic achievements, community involvement, and future goals with the selection committee. Creative videos highlighted their personal stories and how a Maps scholarship would help make their educational dreams a reality.

The Maps Community Foundation is pleased to be awarding a total of $46,000 in scholarships this year to 24 Mid-Willamette Valley graduating seniors to support the next chapter in their educational journeys. Scholarships range in size from $500 to $3,500 for the 2023-24 school year. You can read more about each of the recipients below and watch our latest video to learn more about one winner, Alex Ochoa, who attends West Salem High School and works with our Maps Titan Branch. Alex shares how the Maps Credit Union Scholarship will make a difference for him and his family.

Maps Credit Union Scholarship Winners 2023

Silverton High School
Mechanical Engineering; Colorado School of Mines

Regis Catholic
Elementary Education; Western Oregon University

North Salem High School
Nursing & Spanish; Coe College

West Salem High School
Business Administration; OSU

North Marion High School
Psychology & Counseling; George Fox University

McNary High School
Aerospace Engineering; Oregon State University

South Salem High School
Political Science; University of Oregon

Early College
Film; Rochester Institute of Technology

Gervais High School
Nursing; George Fox University

McNary High School
Diesel Tech; University Technical Institute

Silverton High School
Occupational Therapy; University of Southern California

Mt. Angel
Business; Willamette University

West Salem High School
Business; Vanderbilt

Maps Business Partner Scholarship Winners 2023

McKay High School
Biology; Oregon State University

West Salem High School
Business Administration; Corban University

West Salem High School
Business; Cal Maritime

Phil Frey Scholarship Winners 2023

Silverton High School
Architectural Engineering; Oregon State University

Silverton High School
Biochemistry & Accounting; Oregon State University

Earl Littrell Scholarship Winners 2023

Stayton High School
Economics; Chemeketa Community College

Cascade High School
Accounting; George Fox University

West Salem High School
Business; Portland State University

Dan Penn Scholarship Winners 2023

Silverton High School
Accounting; Chemeketa Community College

St. Paul High School
Marketing & Business; Linfield University

Gordon Sawyer Scholarship Winner 2023

Woodburn High School
Accounting, Spanish & Pre-Law; Portland State University

2022 Scholarship Winners

Phil Frey Scholarship Winner

  • Stephanie Urenda – McKay High School – Civil Engineering; Oregon State University

Gordon Sawser Scholarship Winner

  • Aracely Salazar Cervantes – North Salem High School – Business Management; Portland State University

Maps Credit Union Scholarship Winners

  • Ava Silbernagel – Regis High School – Radiology; Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Adriana Cavazos – McKay High School – Computer Science/Spanish; Swarthmore College
  • Ava Bush – Silverton High School – Hair Design; Tangled Ends Hair Academy
  • Emily Manzo – North High School – Nursing; George Fox University
  • Sarahi Bazan – Gervais High School – Bilingual Education; Western Oregon University
  • Jennifer Valdivia Garcia – McKay High School – Speech/Hearing; Portland State
  • Brody Whetzel – Sprague High School – Secondary Education/History; Boston College
  • Rianna Nowlin – St. Paul High School – Christian Studies/Leadership; Point Loma Nazarene
  • Grace Hernandez – Silverton High School – Spanish; University of Oregon
  • Yasmeen Ochoa – Central High School – Science/Nursing; Chemeketa
  • Isabel Swain – North Salem High School – Civil Engineering; Portland State University
  • Gabriel Jurado – McKay High School – Marine Biology/Environmental Studies; Oregon State University

Maps Business Partner Scholarship Winners

  • Luke Rommel – West Salem High School – Finance; Grand Canyon University
  • Alberto Ortega – McKay High School – Engineering; Oregon State University
  • Madeline Endler – West Salem High School – Marketing/Business; Gannon University
  • Breanna Elmore – West Salem High School – Business/Law; Pacific University
  • Earl Littrell Scholarship Winners
  • Daniel Corona Ramos – McKay High School – Music and Economics; University of Oregon
  • Whitley Stepp – Regis High School – Finance, Accounting, Data Science; Willamette
  • Caleb Mitchell – South Salem High School – Economics/Business; University of Oregon

Dan Penn Scholarship Winners

  • Mason Luna – Stayton High School – Business; George Fox University
  • Haley Sanders – McNary High School – Business; Eastern Oregon University
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