Sunriver Christian Fellowship – Partnership in Education

Sunriver Christian Fellowship is committed to assisting young people and adults living in South Deschutes County in their effort to obtain higher education training as a means of securing better vocational opportunities. A five-person scholarship team is responsible for selecting and awarding scholarships to qualified applicants.

Scholarships are available to two different age groups:
(1) High School Graduating Senior/College-Age Young Person.
(2) Adults going back to school for training in a new vocational field.

All scholarships function on a funds-available basis for a specific academic school year.

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SCF Scholarship Awards

SCF has awarded to date $268,550 in scholarship funds to deserving students to help them in their educational endeavors.

Congratulations to our SCF Scholarship Award Recipients!

High School Seniors

Sierra Winch (graduating from Bend Senior High)

College Seniors

Conrad Parker (Pepperdine University),

Jordyn Maxwell (University of Oregon),

Heather Miller (Oregon State Univ., Corvallis-Online),

Michelle Murphy (COCC),

Chase Seamons (COCC),

Karlie Holmgren (OSU-Cascade Campus),

Holly Jackson (OSU-Corvallis),

Micaela Whittington (COCC),

Jarrid Raney (OSU-Cascade Campus),.

Cade Foisset (Whitworth College),

Rachel Wilkins (University of Redlands),

Nick Wavers (Portland State University)

Scholarship Program Information

Important Scholarship Application Dates

Youth Scholarships

April 22, 2022 – completed scholarship application deadline

May 20, 2022 – applicant interviews completed

May 28, 2022 – all applicants notifications completed

Partial Adult Scholarships for 2022 Winter/Spring Terms

October 22, 2021 – completed scholarship application deadline

November 19, 2021 – all applicant interviews completed

November 26, 2021 – all applicants notifications completed

Full-Year Adult Scholarships for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

April 22, 2022 – completed scholarship applications deadline

May 20, 2022 – all applicant interviews completed

May 27, 2022 – all applicant notifications completed

All scholarships function on a funds-available basis for a specific academic school year.

Following is a brief description and criteria for each scholarship option.

Two different scholarship options are available for applicants in this category.

Applying for and awarding of both scholarships occurs only in the spring for the next academic year (defined as summer through spring terms).

The SCF-Three-Rivers School Scholarship

This scholarship option awards up to a maximum of $1,500 per recipient in the first year. The scholarship is annually renewable up to the completion of a bachelor’s degree with the possibility of incremental annual increases.

An applicant for this scholarship MUST BE a graduate of the Three-Rivers School in the Sunriver Business Park, and spent a minimum of three years at Three Rivers School.

Any applicant who meets the Three Rivers requirement can be either:

A high school senior who will be graduating from a Bend-LaPine School District high school the spring when applying for this scholarship, and is planning to attend an accredited college/university or accredited trade/technical school.
— OR–
Already a high school graduate from a Bend-LaPine District high school and is either (1) applying for college admission for the upcoming academic year, or (2) is already attending an accredited college/university or an accredited trade/technical school

Other Criteria

  • Professed religious faith or church attendance is not required.
  • The applicant is to have a 2.5-grade point average in their senior year of high school.
  • The same grade point average is required of those first-time applicants who are already attending a higher education school.
  • An applicant will be or is enrolled full-time in a specific vocational or degree program (regardless of the program’s length).
  • If a scholarship recipient wishes to annually reapply, he/she must maintain a minimum 2.5-grade point average throughout their particular higher education program.
  • Each applicant will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the need and/or academic merit.

The Dora R-Good Scholarship

Many adults have realized that a move into new vocational fields will require advanced training, certification, or a college degree they currently do not have. The following scholarship is designated for this type of applicant. Because of additional responsibilities this person may be dealing with (e.g. family responsibilities, single parent, current job, etc.), the required criteria for an applicant is more flexible.

The Dora R-Good Neighbor Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any adult living in South Deschutes County with a 97707 or 97739 resident zip code or is a graduate of Three Rivers School and lives elsewhere in Deschutes County. The amount of available scholarship funds is up to $1,800 for an entire academic year (defined as summer through the following spring terms), or a proportionate amount for a part of that academic year.

Applying for this scholarship occurs two times during the year – spring and fall. The applicant must be planning to attend or is already attending any nationally accredited, college/university, or accredited trade/technical school.

Other Criteria

  • Professed religious faith or church attendance is not required.
  • The applicant is already accepted in or is already participating in a specific vocational training program or pursuing an associate or a bachelor’s degree.
  • The applicant can be either a part-time (minimum 6 credit hours) or full-time student. If part-time, the scholarship amount will be proportionate to the number of hours taken.
  • If applying for only a part of an academic year, the scholarship amount will be proportionate to the number of terms left in the current academic year (defined as summer through spring terms.)
  • Each applicant will be dealt with on a case-by-case and need basis in accordance with the need and/or academic merit.

Be sure to download, print, and complete all required
“Scholarship Application” and/or “Personal Reference”
forms for which you are applying.

For more information regarding the scholarship program or to receive application forms, contact

Dr. Robert Pearson
Sunriver Christian Fellowship