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The Glenn Jackson Scholarship was established in 1986 for the dependents of employees and retirees of the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.  College-bound high school seniors may apply for the scholarship.  Contributions to the fund have been made by employees of both departments, as well as family, friends, and business associates of the late Glenn Jackson.  No state money goes into the scholarship fund.
Applicants for a Glenn Jackson Scholarship must be graduating, college-bound high school seniors. They must be dependents of current, regular status Oregon Department of Transportation or Oregon Parks and Recreation Department employees or retirees, who have been employed with either Department. Scholarships are awarded annually.  Applicants must be eligible for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students at any accredited two- or four-year college.  Jackson Scholars receive $2500 annually for four years and are subject to an annual performance review by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission.

Eligible institutions include any two- or four-year, public or private, non-profit postsecondary institution that is eligible to participate in the federal Title IV student financial aid programs.

Awards will be made on an annual basis.  Awards may be received for a maximum of twelve quarters or their equivalent; however, awards at a two-year institution are renewable for no more than six quarters (or equivalent).

Interested persons may apply by submitting an Oregon Student Assistance Commission Application postmarked no later than March 1.  Applications are available by the first of each calendar year at local high schools, through the Oregon Student Assistance Commission web site, at Oregon college financial aid offices, and by calling (503) 378-6202.

The Oregon Student Assistance Commission verifies applicant eligibility and evaluates applicants based on their academic record, leadership qualities, community and school activities, and financial need.  The Commission provides a final list of the top-ranked applicants to the Jackson Scholar Coordinator for final award.

Each Glenn Jackson Scholar attending a four-or two year postsecondary institution will receive a maximum of $2,500 per academic year. 

The Oregon Student Assistance Commission will send to the recipients a notice of award specifying the terms of the award.  Recipients will sign and return one copy of the award notice, acknowledging the terms and certifying that the funds will be used only for educational expenses.

Checks payable to the recipients will be sent to the financial aid office of the college or university of attendance in equal disbursements for each academic term or semester.  The institution will pay recipients upon verification of full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress (as determined by the institution).

Ay refunds resulting from a student’s failure to complete a full study period must be returned to the Oregon Community Foundation Jackson Scholars Fund.  Monies available from refunded disbursements are used only for future awards and administrative expenses.

Awardees must make satisfactory academic progress, according to institutional policies for students receiving federal Title IV aid, in order to receive disbursements throughout the year or to be considered for renewal or reinstatement.

Former awardees who voluntarily withdraw or who fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress according to institutional standards may be considered for reinstatement.  Former awardees should provide Oregon Student Assistant Commission with a completed private award application designating the Glenn Jackson Fund Program, a transcript of all college work to date, and current financial information, as indicated by the completion of a federally approved need analysis form (see Application Procedure for details).

Each renewal candidate must complete a private award renewal application designating the Glenn Jackson Scholars Fund Program and file a federally approved need analysis form as soon as January 1 as possible.  Awards at a 4-year institution may be automatically renewed for up to twelve quarters (or their equivalent) if renewal criteria are met.
The Oregon Student Assistance Commission will send notification of renewal awards.  If the first two years of the scholarship were issued at a two-year postsecondary institution, the scholarship may be continued for two more years at a four-year postsecondary institution.

Oregon Department of Transportation offers seasonal job opportunities, when available, to Glenn Jackson Scholars who want to work for the Department.  Students can gain a working knowledge of the Department and learn firsthand the challenges and rewards of service to the citizens of Oregon.
  • November 1, 2014 or soon after -- eApp available online at www.GetCollegeFunds.org.  Start early and save eApp until you're ready to submit.
  • January 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter -- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Mid January, 2015 eApp Review Begins -- Apply early with correct transcripts!  Errors will be posted in the applicant's eStudent Profile with instruction to submit corrections.
  • February 1, 2015 Oregon Opportunity Grant -- Priority deadline. 
    Apply by completing the FAFSA
  • February 15, 2015 (5 pm) -- Early Bird OSAC Application Deadline -- Error-free Apps submitted by this date and time receive an early review and will be entered into a drawing to win an $500 OSAC scholarship.
  • March 1, 2015 (5 pm) -- Final deadline for all materials to be submitted to OSAC -- Be sure to include all of the various OSAC managed scholarships your student may be eligible to apply for on a single application.  Once you have submitted a final application and other required materials, it usually cannot be changed.  Don't forget to send the right transcripts.
  • In the event that a Scholarship Application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will automatically be extended to 5 pm (PST) of the following business day.
  • Scholarship Application Timeline and Deadlines

What is the status of the fund?
Our goal is to continue to increase the fund balance and ensure the program remains financially secure.  As of June 30, 2012 the funds balance is: $450,555.71.  Typically, the fund supports two scholarship awards each year. In 2012, the fund supported the award of three scholarships.  Your contributions are instrumental in providing more scholarships for our graduating dependents!
How can you help?
You can help by participating in payroll deduction (for as little as $2/month) or by making a one-time donation.  Simply complete the form below, fold and mail (the address is on the back).  Send one-time donations to the same address (make checks payable to the GLENN JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND). 
This is a great way to help our leaders of tomorrow get the education they need to be successful. 

Thank you for your support.
DONATION FORM -- fillable PDF file 


For more information about the Glenn Jackson Scholarship program, call or write: 
Oregon Department Of Transportation 
Human Resources MS#12
355 Capitol Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: (503) 986-4370
Fax: (503) 986-3895