735. Wiseman Scholarship- Additional Essay Required


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  • Award: Four $1,000 awards annually
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from Grants Pass High School, North Valley High School, Hidden Valley High School or Illinois Valley High School
  • GPA: 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Selection Criteria: Must have attended all four years of high school within Josephine County, demonstrate extracurricular involvement, illustrate integrity, and not have received more than two other scholarships.
  • Additional Criteria:
    1. Write an essay (1 page, minimum, typed, on each topic).
      1. Why does kindness matter? Describe a specific time you’ve received or given it.
      2. What is  a valuable piece of wisdom that you would share with incoming freshman that you wish you would have known?
    2. OPTIONAL: 2-minute (maximum) video. *this does not need to be a high quality video. iPhone/smartphone videos are more than acceptable! Answering at least one of these questions:
      • What does humanity mean to you and describe a time you illustrated it
      • Who inspires you and why?
      • To submit the video, email as an attachment to jcef@jocoedfund.org or turn in with the application on a thumb drive.
  • Use of Funds: Accredited 2 or 4-year school. Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients’ college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • About the scholarship: The late Co-Founder of Dutch Bros., Dane Boersma, has continued to have an impact throughout the company and communities to this day. Known as the Wise Man, Dane exemplified what it meant to have integrity, heart and compassion in whatever he did. In honor of Dane, The Wiseman Scholarship was built to recognize the youth in our community who illustrate the same traits and strive to make the world a better place.