Scholarship Program

Faces for Change, a non-profit anti-bullying organization, has established a scholarship fund to make awards to scholastic institutions on behalf of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and the development of community tolerance in our area of service.

     This scholarship fund was originally established through the generous and on-going support of Mike Roszak of Pennsylvania.  Mike (who has followed Jadin's  story since the first day) has been an active contributor to Faces for Change with financial, technical, advisory, content and development resources.  Mike is exclusively credited with our first anticipated scholarship of $1,200 which will be awarded on June 4, 2014 at a time and place to be announced.  The fund received critical seed support from the Equity Fund at their annual Class Act function in Portland in April 2013.  The fund is sustained through on-going contributions of grassroots supporters who wish to address and prevent the effects of bullying in our communities.

CLICK HERE to download application instructions.


SELECTION CRITERIA:

     The Selection Committee of the Jadin Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Equity Foundation will consider applications from High School Juniors and Seniors residing in Union, Baker, Wallowa and Umatilla counties of northeast Oregon.  The successful applicant(s) must:

  • Attend a high school or alternative education equivalent in one of the counties noted above
  • Demonstrate participation in activities in the Fund's area of interest such as
    • Promoting diversity
    • Acceptance for All
    • Anti-Bullying
  • The Selection Committee prefers a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation from peers, school staff or administrators
  • Submit a 300 - 500 word essay describing his or her efforts to effect positive community CHANGE
  • Return all materials with completed application by March 15, 2014


Please submit five copies of each packet for review by our Selection Committee.

The size and number of scholarships will vary from year to year based on the number of applicants and the level of available funding.


Donations to the Jadin Robert Joseph Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Equity Foundation can be made in two different ways.  A one time donation button is available on the left below.  On the right below is our monthly sustainer program where comfortable, regular contributions result in profound outcomes over 12 months.