Ben Masengil Memorial Scholarship


    SWANA Oregon awards two $1,000 scholarships each year. One is for a recent high school graduate who is college bound, and the other is for a returning student. All nominees must be children or grandchildren of current SWANA members.

    Applications for either scholarship are due by May 1st.





    Emily May

    I was involved in leadership all four years of high school where I ended as our student body vice president. I also was our National Honor Society Chapter’s Vice President where I organized and planned three Red Cross Blood Drives. I was a varsity softball and volleyball player for three years with both sports being very successful my junior and senior year. Not only was I active in my education but I was involved in my church’s youth group where we went on a mission to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Montana and attended the National Catholic Youth Conference in 2015 and 2017. In the fall I am attending Oregon Institute of Technology pursuing a nursing degree. I’ve always had a want to help others and felt called to pursue a career in the medical field.

    Laura Johnson

    Hi my name is Laura Johnson I am currently going into my sophomore year of college at Eastern Washington University. My current goal is to double major in Environmental Science and Mechanical Engineering. I am apart of the Honors College on campus and was on the Dean’s List throughout my freshman year. I am also a member of the Panhellenic community in Alpha Xi Delta. During my freshman year I lived on the H2O Living Learning Community floor. Our floor was centered around sustainability, healthy living, and outdoor recreation. Next year I will be joining the sustainability club and becoming even more involved in campus life.