Gloria Brown Memorial Scholarship

Gloria Brown was a woman who lived her life without boundaries, becoming the first African American woman forest supervisor at the US Forest Service and solidifying herself as a pioneer in her field. She was a champion for social and racial justice.

One of her core beliefs and values was in providing opportunities to those who are underrepresented because she knew far too often, talented individuals get overlooked. It is our hope through The Gloria Brown Scholarship that Respond to Racism can help the next generation of underrepresented students get an opportunity to succeed and thrive through education.

Respond to Racism will grant two scholarships. Each scholarship will be $2,000. Payment of the scholarship will be made during the recipient’s first term, directly to the institution of higher learning in which the recipient is enrolled.


    • Graduate eligible high school seniors who attend Lake Oswego high schools or reside in Lake Oswego.
    • Black, Indigenous, People of Color, or Bi-racial
    • Accepted to any college (technical school, community college or college or university)
    • Declared major or intended field of study in a subject that contributes to humanity, the betterment of self and or community.

Apply between March 1 – April 15

The scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2023. Recipients will be announced in June, 2023.

The Gloria Brown Memorial Scholarship application closed on April 15.