Roundhouse Enrichment Experiences

The Roundhouse Foundation was established with a mission to encourage community enrichment and economic development through the arts in Central Oregon.  For this reason, The Roundhouse Foundation is offering scholarships to be distributed to middle and high school students in Sisters for enriching experiences. Sisters GRO manages this scholarship and oversees the application, recipient selection, and disbursement process. 

 

The Roundhouse Foundation Enrichment Experience Applications are accepted through the school year but must be received no later than 30 days prior to the experience activity, allowing time for processing and consideration. Summer experiences are encouraged, but applications for these activities must be submitted no later than May 15th.  For activities involving five (5) or more people (for example an event or trip), the event/trip organizer or coordinator, in conjunction with Sisters GRO, is responsible for determining a cutoff deadline for acceptance of Roundhouse scholarship applications. This deadline must be a minimum of 30 days prior to disbursement of funds.  No incomplete or late applications will be considered.   A selection committee of SHS staff, Sisters GRO board members and Sisters community leaders will determine recipients and scholarship award amounts.

 

CRITERIA

  • Applicant must be a Sisters School District student, enrolled in grades 5-12. For 8th Grade students, experiences must be completed before starting SHS in the fall. For Senior students, experiences must be completed prior to graduation. 

  • Experiences:

    • Can be workshops, seminars, camps, or other types of activities in areas of student’s interest.
      NOTE:  Sports-related activities, faith-based experiences, or online courses will not be considered.

    • Must be an enriching benefit to student, pertain to discovery of post-graduate career selection or aspirations, and/or make a difference in the community.

  • Check out our page with Enrichment Experience Examples. This reference list is meant to help students develop ideas for an enrichment experience. It is not an exhaustive list nor is it to be considered an endorsement of any groups or activities found within. 

  • The maximum request for middle school students is $500 and for high school students is $1000​

  • Students can only submit applications for the same experience twice with the exception of Outlaw Aviation which can only be covered one time

  • Scholarship application must be received at least 30 days prior to the experience activity (last day of school for summer activities). Reimbursement for expenses after the fact will not be considered. Incomplete or late applications may not be considered.

  • Distribution of scholarship awards will be made directly to the sponsoring organization (not to the student or family member).

  • Within 14 days after the Enrichment Experience, recipient is required to submit an Exit Form including essay and photos of experience/activity.

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