Thompson- Patch Scholarship Fund, Salem, Oregon

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Phone: (503) 779-5414

Preparing for the Future

striving to advance!

"Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you're a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life."

—Tyler Perry

Who can be a reference?

References can be in the form of teachers, student counselors, coaches, pastors, neighbors, friends, mentor or anyone you've made an impact on.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be Graduating high school students in the Salem-Keizer School District and/or Chemawa Indian School. Applicants also must identify as Native American, Latinx, Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, or otherwise as a person of color

When is the deadline to apply?

The deadline for the application is Feb 16, 2024.

Dear Potential Scholarship Recipients,

We believe in second chances. That's why our scholarship has no minimum GPA requirement. The Nellie Thompson-Dorothy Patch Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships to graduating high school students from the Salem-Keizer School District and Chemawa Indian School who identify as Native American, Latinx, Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, or otherwise as a person of color.

We are dedicated to helping those students of color who have overcome difficult life challenges, support their community, show a strong desire to give back to their community in the future, and find it difficult to obtain education and training beyond high school.

In awarding scholarships, the selection committee will be particularly interested in students who show improvement in academic performance, extracurricular activities, and future academic and career goals. Grade point average will be considered but is NOT a major factor in our decision to award a scholarship.

Applicants may download the application below to mail in with the required references to complete the application process.

The deadline for the application is February 16, 2024. 


  • Send your application & references by mail (or email) to :
    Thompson-Patch Scholarship Fund
    ​PO Box 13584
    Salem, OR 97309
  • Phone : (503) 779-5414
  • Email :

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