The Centennial Educational Foundation offers twelve scholarships to
Centennial High School and Centennial Park School graduating seniors.
The Dr. George Benson Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers: ONE for $2,000.00
This scholarship is for students who plan to pursue a career as a teacher. It is given in memory of Dr. George Benson, a co-founder of the Foundation and Centennial School's first superintendent.
Centennial Educational Foundation General Scholarship: FIVE for $1,500.00 each
These scholarships are funded by the Centennial School District employees and community members. They are open to all majors at any
accredited college or university.
The Larry Kato Memorial Scholarship: ONE for $1,500.00
This scholarship is in memory of Larry Kato, a longtime member of the Centennial Educational Foundation
and is for students who plan to enroll at a community or technical college.
Ron Pennington Memorial Scholarship: ONE for $1,500.00
This scholarship is for students who have contributed significant amounts of time to community involvement and volunteer activity. It is offered in remembrance of Ron Pennington, co-founder of the Centennial Educational Foundation and exceptional Centennial School District volunteer.
Earl Blumenauer Leadership in Education Scholarship: THREE for $2,000.00
Applicants for this scholarship must show commitment to their education, demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and show a passion for making a difference in their school and community. The scholarship is funded by Centennial graduate and current Congressman, Earl Blumenauer and the Foundation. Blumenauer has spent 40 years making a difference in Oregon with his Leadership skills and sense of community.