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Joe Krumm Scholarship

Description

The Joe Krumm Memorial Scholarship is designed for a graduating North Clackamas senior with financial need and identified with a specific learning disability (IEP), 504, and/or on the autistic spectrum to pursue a post-secondary educational opportunity.  Preference will be given to student(s) who:

  • Have been a participant in NCSD music programs

  • Are a member of an under-represented group with regard to post-secondary education

  • Are a child of current or past District employee

  • Demonstrate self-awareness of special needs and effort to reach personal success with that self-knowledge.

The scholarship may be used for a 4-year, 2-year, or certification program of study.

In terms of education, an underrepresented post-secondary aged student is one who based on a component of his/ her identity, (race, ethnicity, family economics, mobility, language, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion), is less likely to attend and or graduate from college or post-secondary training as compared to the general population. An underrepresented student can be underrepresented in general, and /or in specific academic or work force disciplines.

Purpose

This program was created by the North Clackamas Education Association (NCEA) in memory of Joe Krumm, former Executive Director of Community and Government Relations, to honor and continue his legacy of advocacy for all students. Its aim is to reduce financial barriers for students identified with specific learning and/or communication needs that have warranted the educational supports of either an IEP or 504, or which have resulted in an identification on the autism spectrum. Joe was a life-long musician and a strong advocate for equity in post-secondary opportunities for students. His whole-hearted advocacy on behalf of students with special needs, commitment to an inclusive vision of community involvement in our schools, and leadership in the journey toward racial equity will continue to inspire all of us who work with the students of North Clackamas.

Amount of the Award

The Joe Krumm Memorial Scholarship will award scholarships base-lined at $1000 for the cost of tuition and fees as well as other costs included in their financial aid package at the college, university, or certification program the student attends.  Funds are to be distributed to their college or university’s financial aid office upon request once the student is registered.  

The amount of the award will reviewed annually by the NCEA and the Awards Committee of the North Clackamas Education Foundation (NCEF) and may be adjusted annually up to $2000 to account for funds available.

Type of Award

One-time scholarship to be administered by the student’s college, university or certification program as part of their financial aid package.

Conditions for Continuation of Award

The scholarship is not renewable.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for the scholarship are:

  1. A cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.0.

  2. Identified with a specific learning disability (IEP), 504, and/or on the autistim spectrum

  3. Plans to pursue a post-secondary educational opportunity (2-year, 4-year or certification program of study)

  4. Demonstrate financial need

  5. Preference will be given to student(s) who:

  • Have been a participant in NCSD music programs

  • Are a member of an under-represented group with regard to post-secondary education

  • Are a child of current or past District employee

  • Demonstrate self-awareness of special needs and effort to reach personal success with that self-knowledge.

Application Process (for high school seniors)

Applicants must submit:

  1. A completed NCEF scholarship application; AND the answers to the following additional questions:

    1. Are or have either of your parents been NCSD employees?  If so, please provide:

      1. Name, position, and years of employment

    2. Are you a member of an under-represented group with respect to post-secondary education?  If so, please describe (less than 25 words).

      1. Are you a member a member of an under-represented group, (race, ethnicity, family economics, mobility, language, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion).  If so, please describe (less than 25 words). 

  1. Essay responses to two prompts:

  1. Describe the impact of your personal learning style and needs on your educational experience, include how you have advocated for yourself and adapted in order to overcome obstacles (response not to exceed 500 words);

  2. Describe the role of music in your life, focus on your involvement and participation in North Clackamas music programs, include specific information (schools and dates) about those in which you have participated during your experience in the district (response not to exceed 500 words).

Applicants must also arrange for the submission of a NCEF counselor recommendation form and provide two letters of reference, preferably to include at least one from either a learning specialist or music teacher.

The format of the application is flexible and will be responsive to the accommodations needed by the applicant (written essay, recorded statements (please be sure the audible quality is sufficient to be understood by the reviewers), tech-supported or in-person interview, etc.




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