Seeing that the last 12 months have been “a trying period” for students nationally, the port has pushed the application deadline to May 1 to give students more time to be considered for its third annual scholarship program.
“The port sees great value in investing in our youth and growing our workforce locally,” explained port CEO John Burns. “It is an essential component to cultivate our community and create opportunities to grow and thrive. As we look to the future of this community, it’s important to encourage our young people to pursue successful careers and return to the area.”
Graduating high school seniors within the port district are eligible, with special consideration given to those pursuing education in “trades or skills related to the maritime, rail, or trade and logistics industries.” A student’s academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and “alignment with the port’s mission to promote the sustainable economic development of southwestern Oregon and the State” will also be considered, according to the port.
More information is available at https://www.portofcoosbay.com/community-giving.