Each year our Chapter awards a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving senior through the Office of Student Access and Completion of the State of Oregon.

We are annually funding four students ($2,000 each) until they have completed their senior year of college.

The following are the individuals currently being funded:

2019: Jacob Straessle—Jacob graduated from Nestucca High School in Cloverdale, Oregon, with a 3.98 GPA and as Class Salutatorian. He is a member of the National Honor Society and participated in a variety of clubs. Outside of school, Jacob likes to ride ATVs, go fishing and enjoy the Oregon Coast. He will be attending Linfield College, beginning in August. He plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Management, with a minor in Political Science. Jacob is the son of James Vincent Straessle of EC Company.

2018: Sydney Hamilton— Sydney attended McNary High School and was involved in leadership and became a part of her school’s student government. She held the position of Community Service Chairperson for the last three years. Throughout all four years of high school, she accumulated over 500 hours of community service. She also graduated as Salutatorian of her class, meaning throughout high school she got all A’s and one B. Sydney is the daughter of Kurt Hamilton at Cherry City Electric.

2017: MaKenzie Thompson— MaKenzie graduated from Harrisburg High school and will attend Oregon State University in the fall, working towards a bachelor’s degree in science. Her career goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner. MaKenzie is the daughter of Jeffrey Thompson at ON Electric Group.

2016: Ashleigh Moss – Ashleigh graduated from Sandy High School with Honors June 3rd, 2016. She received Varsity Letters for National Honor Society, Key Club, Track, Tennis and Robotics. She will be attending Oregon State University in the Fall for Biomedical Engineering.

Past recipients

2015: Anna Zentner – Anna wants to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She plans to attend a community college (fall of 2015) for two years through the OSU dual enrollment program then completing her degree at OSU. While taking classes, she wants to work in a veterinary clinic.

2014: Peter Behrens – Peter is a graduate of Wilson High School and the son of Ariel Tindolph and Kevin Behrens who is an electrician with Cherry City Electric. He began at OSU in the fall on 2014.

2013: Stephan Drokin – Stephan is a graduate of Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Oregon, and the son of Alex and Helen Drokin (Oregon Electric). Stephan is on his way to Portland State University.

2012: Sadie Grasle – Sadie is a graduate of Grant High School and the daughter of David and Melanie Grasle (Dynalectric). Sadie plans to attend Linfield College.

2011: Bethany Miller – Bethany is a graduate of Southwest Christian and the daughter of Randall and Eileen Miller (E.C. Company). Bethany plans to attend Portland State University.

We look forward to continuing this annual tradition of our Chapter in assisting those individuals who have worked hard and will continue to do so in the completion of their education.