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SDAO Scholarship and Grant Fund

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SDAO Scholarship and Grant Fund

The mission of the Special Districts Association of Oregon is to assist special service districts in providing cost-effective and efficient public services to the people of Oregon. Programs and trainings designed to assist with the successful operation of a local government entity can often be cost-restrictive for many of our members. The SDAO Education and Grant Fund is designed to be a resource for members to utilize for education, training, and funding of various association-defined programs related to the operation of a special district.

Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to fund:

  • SDAO/SDIS training registration fees for districts with minimal funds for education
  • Outside educational opportunities for special district representatives such as conferences or trainings
  • SDAO Internship Grant Program
  • Other related programs and services

Interested in donating? Visit our donation page for more information.

Active board members or employees of an SDAO member district can apply for a scholarship through the SDAO Scholarship and Grant Fund that may be used for any SDAO or SDIS course or approved outside educational opportunity such as affiliate conferences or trainings. 

    Selection Process
    Applications will be reviewed by a staff committee five times per year. The committee will select the recipients based on pre-determined selection criteria. Scholarship recipients will be notified within five business days following the committee meeting. For consideration, applications must be submitted by the meeting's respective deadline. 

    2020 Application Deadline and Approval Dates

    Application Deadline             Committee Meeting

    January 23                                January 30

    March 20                                   March 27

    May 31                                       June 6

    August 30                                 September 6

    October 23                                October 30


    Scholarship Application