Community Internships & Scholarships

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Community Internships Scholarship Packet 


Community Internships

Nonprofit Applications due October 19, 2018

First Federal and Linfield College have teamed up to match the energy and skills of college students with the strategic goals of local nonprofits. First Federal funds up to five $1,000 scholarships for Linfield students to enable them to take on short-term internships with Yamhill County non-profits during spring semester.

Organizations selected to receive a First Federal Community Intern must have a defined project that will meet a specific goal for their organization and will be a fruitful educational experience for the intern.

First Federal’s program focuses on projects in one of three major areas of concentration:

  • Program Development/Evaluation
  • Administrative Systems
  • Resource Development

The average internship encompasses 80 to 200 hours of work, depending on the scope of the project and the number of credits for which the student registers.

For more details and to apply for a First Federal Community Intern, please click here for Internships & Scholarships Overview 2018-19. All internship applications are posted online through Linfield's Cat Connect system, including those not chosen for First Federal funding, so that students may view and apply to them.  

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Kristi Mackay (503) 883-2606 at Linfield College or Community Relations Officer (503) 435-3214 at First Federal. 

2017/2018 Internships

First Federal Scholarships

Scholarship awards for the 2017/2018 school year will be made in June 2018.

We believe excellence should be celebrated, so we annually award a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior at each public high school in Yamhill County, and one "at large" $1,500 scholarship for home schooled and/or private school student residing in and attending school in Yamhill County. To qualify for a scholarship, a student must plan to continue his or her education at an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year community college. Scholarship applications are available at each high school career counseling office.

Scholarship applications are evaluated based on the student's academic record, involvement in school activities, community service efforts and leadership abilities.

Dependents of First Federal employees are not eligible.

Congratulations 2017 Scholarship Recipients

  • Deryk Stearns of Amity High School, who will be attending George Fox University
  • Sonia Vazquez of Dayton High School, who will be attending Chemeketa Community College
  • Colton Price of McMinnville High School, who will be attending the American Musical Dramatic Academy
  • Charlotte Grace Starling of Newberg High School, who will be attending Portland State University
  • Caleb Hertel of Sheridan High School, who will be attending Chemeketa Community College  
  • Logan DiBetta of Willamina High School, who will be attending Oregon State University
  • Abigail Berhorst of Yamhill Carlton High School, who will be attending Eastern Oregon University
  • Sydney Huber of C.S. Lewis Academy in Newberg, in "at large" category for private and home schooled students, who will be attending California Baptist University

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