Eastern Promise Draws Scholarship Winners

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BOARDMAN, Ore. – Trained volunteers assisted 25 percent of all seniors from Riverside High School (Boardman) and Irrigon High School in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form during a Scholarship and FAFSA Fair Jan. 3 at Riverside. In addition, three lucky students’ names were drawn for a $500 scholarship, while several others won gift certificates to local businesses Sinclair, Domino’s and Little Caesar’s.

The well-attended fair, sponsored by the Eastern Promise, gave high school students the opportunity to receive help with filling out the FAFSA form, as well as with making plans to earn college credits while still in high school through the Eastern Promise. College credits through the Eastern Promise cost just $10 per credit.

Irrigon High School student Von Groves was the $500 scholarship winner for Irrigon, while Riverside students Alisha Sorensen (senior) and Aristotle Rockwell (senior) were $500 scholarship winners for Riverside. Darin Hauner, Erica Goodwin and Alisha Sorensen all won gift certificates.

Other local high school students will have the opportunity to participate in a Scholarship and FAFSA Fair this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in Milton-Freewater and Stanfield.

  • McLoughlin High School (120 S. Main, Milton-Freewater)
    (for Mac-Hi and Weston-McEwen High students)
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Stanfield Secondary School (1120 N. Main St., Stanfield)
    (for Stanfield Secondary & Echo High students)
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eastern Promise is growing a college-going culture and increasing access to affordable college credit in high school for all students. For more information on the Eastern Promise, visit www.eastern-promise.org. For questions regarding the scholarship and FAFSA Fairs, please contact Eastern Promise K-12 Director Kris Mulvihill, kmulvihill@eou.edu or 541-571-5705.

Eastern Promise | InterMountain ESD | 2001 SW Nye Ave. | Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: 541.966.3178 | Email: kris.mulvihill@imesd.k12.or.us

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