Job Posting:
Josephine County Educational Fund Executive Director

Josephine County Educational Fund, Inc. seeks an Executive Director. Responsible for overseeing the administration, scholarship management and strategic plan of the organization. Includes fund accounting oversight, development/fundraising, marketing and community outreach duties. This is a unique opportunity for a skilled nonprofit leader to make a difference in the lives of Southern Oregon students. We provide students with scholarships and grants for college, career and technical education. Learn More

Funding Scholarships

Support scholarship fundingJosephine County Educational Fund is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and grants to students in partner schools throughout Southern Oregon. It is our goal to help local students achieve their dreams of higher education by providing financial assistance through scholarships and grants.

Without the support from people like you, we would not be able to meet our foundation’s objectives. We work with individuals, businesses and organizations that have the same desire we do in seeing our local youth succeed.

How you can help

You can make donations to scholarships that are already in place, or to a general fund where we choose how they will be disbursed. Or, you can set up a new scholarship.

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Student Profile

Thanks to all of the JCEF and other community donors, I will be going to college this fall at RCC to study automotive technology. I plan to get my two year degree and then transfer to a four-year school to pursue an engineering degree. It’s my dream and my passion. Without the help of all of these scholarships, this next step wouldn’t be possible! I have no words to express how thankful I am. I only know that my future will be better for your generosity. I am eternally grateful!

Hidden Valley High School graduate : Class of 2017
College: RCC
Status: Freshman
Why RCC: It’s only 35 minutes away and close to my home. It’s cheaper, and they have the automotive program I want to study. It’s a good start in a small setting where I can experience what college is all about before moving on to a bigger one.
Major: Study automotive technology (earn an AS degree/complete the technician program) and transfer to a 4-year school to earn an engineering degree.
Experiences or persons influencing my major or career choice: I believe this program is a good choice since I like cars and like to fix things. I am actually about to get started on a job shadow this summer (2017).
Classes taken that set me on this career path: I’ve taken Algebra II and pre-calculus. The classes were interesting and I plan to keep going.
High School activities, clubs, or sports: I played Soccer, basketball, and participated in track and field events.
What I learned through sports participation: Teamwork is really important!
Planned college activities: I’d like to be in a hola club or any Latino club and play soccer since it’s my favorite sport.
Scholarships I received: I received the Sloan-Pallotta Memorial scholarship, College Dreams Evergreen Bank Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Valtakis Memorial scholarship, several College Dreams program scholarship, First Student Scholarship, Greater Grants Pass Rotary Club Scholarship and the Rip Rapose Memorial Scholarship.