Gloria Brown 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 at least four scholarships in 2024. 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.

Scholarship application open March 1- April 15, 2024

The application is now closed.

Recipients will be announced in June, 2024.


Donate to the Gloria Brown Memorial Scholarship fund! In the comments section, please indicate that your donation is for the scholarship.