OFIR to offer scholarship to college bound seniors

PLEASE NOTE:  The OFIR scholarship program will be side-lined for the 2015 school year so that we may focus our resources on our initiative campaigns.

We are sorry to disappoint anyone planning to apply this year and invite you to check back in November of 2016 for an update.  Thank you!


Oregonians for Immigration Reform  Scholarship Application

Scholarhip prize of $1,200                   

Scholarship Essay Question (minimum 1,000 words):

Do you believe that unchecked illegal immigration and excessive legal immigration will have a negative impact on your future?  If so, why and in what way?  What could you do, as a US citizen, to ensure immigration laws are enforced, strengthened or changed?

Applicant requirements:

1.) Applicant must be a US citizen, and resident of Oregon. 

2.) Applicant must be a college bound senior in good standing at their high school or an undergraduate that is currently enrolled in college.


1.) Applicant will provide all information listed below, include a photo and attach the essay.

2.) All applications, essays and photos become the property of OFIR for promotion.

3.) All applications are due by April 15, xxxx.  Winners will be announced May 1, xxxx.

4.) Questions?  Call 503.435.0141 or 503.581.6485 or visit our website at www.oregonir.org 

5.) Mail completed application to: 


                                                        PO Box 7354

                                                        Salem, OR 97303



OFIR Board members will read and evaluate all applications.  The final selection will be made by the OFIR President and Vice President.  In the event that not enough applications or no suitable applications are received, there may not be a winner.  OFIR reserves the right to not announce a winner.  OFIR will announce the winner at the June 1, xxxx OFIR meeting in Salem and are hopeful that the winners can attend to be honored.  Scholarship checks will be deposited at the student’s school of choice in their name.

Please include in your application:

Your full name, address, birth date, and contact information.  (You must be a US citizen and an Oregon resident to apply.  How long have you lived in Oregon?)

The name of the High School you attend, include your GPA and the name and phone number of a contact person at the school.

OFIR would like to get to know you a little better:

Write a short paragraph about yourself.  What hobbies or interests do you enjoy?  What subjects do you enjoy in school?

Name and contact information of 1 reference (no family) that has known you more than 3 years.

Be sure to include the name and address of the college you plan to attend.