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Tigard Chamber of Commerce has 3 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for graduating seniors

COURTESY TIGARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - The Tigard Chamber of Commerce is offering three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to qualifying graduating seniors. The Tigard Chamber of Commerce is now accepting 2019 high school senior scholarship applications.

The chamber is providing three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to graduating seniors, who will be continuing their education at either a trade school, professional training, two- or four-year college.

The scholarships are made possible through the generous donations of Pride Disposal, more than 80 Tigard Chamber members and other sponsors. To be eligible to apply, students must live in or attend school in the 97223 or 97224 zip codes and must be planning to pursue a career in the fields of business, the trades, or non-profit work.

The committee will be looking for students that have demonstrated participation in extra-curricular activities and/or after school employment and has a GPA of 2.5 or above. Students wishing to apply for the scholarship must fill out the scholarship application and provide an unofficial transcript that goes through Junior Year.

They will also need to submit a one-page essay that is 250 words or less on a goal they are passionate about. In addition, two letters of recommendation from teachers, club advisors, or employers will need to be provided.

For a complete copy of the scholarship application, check with your high school career center/ guidance counselor or visit the Tigard Chamber of Commerce website at TigardChamber.org.

For questions, please contact the chamber office at 503-639-1656. Completed applications are due in the Tigard Chamber office, 12345 S.W. Main Street Tigard, 97223, by 4 p.m. on March 1, or postmarked or emailed by that date.

The scholarship award winners will receive a phone call informing them of their award.

They will also formally receive their scholarship award at the 45th Annual Tigard Shining Stars Community Awards Gala set for Friday, May 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel - Washington Square, our event location host.

With a theme of travel, this elegant themed event includes a silent auction, dinner, dessert dash, awards and more. For further details about the Tigard Shining Stars Community Awards Gala, please contact the Tigard Chamber of Commerce at 503-639-1656 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or go to our website at www.Tigardchamber.org.

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