Pacific Power Foundation Presents Scholarship Funding for First Generation Engineering Students at Oregon Tech
The Pacific Power Foundation recently presented a check for $4,000 to Oregon Institute of Technology to be used for scholarships for first generation engineering students who attend Oregon Tech and who are from locations within the Pacific Power service area.
“As a first generation college graduate myself, I understand how making the transition to college, finding the funding, and staying on track to graduation can be challenging. It’s a new world to navigate for the student and their family. The importance of scholarships such as the Pacific Power Foundation Scholarship is paramount for students to know that not only do they have help in funding their education, but others believe in their ability and support their goals,” said Robin Thompson, Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs at Oregon Tech. “We are truly grateful to the Pacific Power Foundation for their continued, generous support of Oregon Tech students.”
This is the second year that the Pacific Power Foundation has presented Oregon Tech funding for first generation engineering scholarships at Oregon Tech.
The Pacific Power Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Pacific Power. The organization’s mission is to support the growth and vitality of communities they serve through charitable investments. Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded more than $52.7 million to nonprofit organizations, of which more than $1.8 million was awarded in 2011.
About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven institutions in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech's main campus is in Klamath Falls and a new campus will open in Wilsonville in Fall 2012. The Wilsonville campus is the result of the consolidation of the university's four Portland metro area sites. The university also has sites in West Portland, Salem, La Grande, and Seattle, as well as online degree offerings. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.
About the Pacific Power Foundation
The Pacific Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.7 million customers in six Western states as Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California) and Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho). The foundation's mission, through charitable investments, is to support growth and vitality of the communities served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net/foundation.
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