2023 Scholarship Recipients


2023 scholarship recipients

Pioneer Connect is proud to recognize and announce accomplished students who have been awarded a college scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Since 1999, Pioneer Connect has awarded over 300 scholarships worth more than $340,000, showing significant financial dedication to the communities and members it serves.

Each year, Pioneer Connect opens its scholarship application to young adults beginning or continuing their college journey. Interested students choose either Academic or Community College Scholarships, based on their higher education goals and plans. Pioneer Connect’s Board of Directors then reviews and awards the scholarships.

Congratulations to this years 2023-2024 recipients!

Academic Scholarship Recipients 

Name High School College Attending 
Mia BennettPhilomath High OSU
Hannah BrunstonSantiam Christian Bushnell University 
Dawson ClendeninAlsea Charter OSU
Drake DoughertyEddyville CharterEastern Oregon University
Marcos GarciaPhilomath High OSU
Hope GassnerEddyville Charter Oregon Institute of Technology
Ingrid HellestoPhilomath High Azusa Pacific University
Anastasia KaldyNewport High Willamette University
Jenisa MatherTriangle Lake Charter OSU
Micah MatthewsPhilomath Stanford University
Liam MorganWaldport High OSU

Community College Scholarship Recipients

Name High School College Attending 
Addison Cleveland Philomath Academy LBCC 
Caiden Hohensee Santiam Christian LBCC 
Kaitlin Mattson Monroe High Lane CC  

As the cost of higher education continues to rise in Oregon and across the nation, Pioneer Connect remains committed to supporting local students and their college aspirations with these annual scholarships. Those interested in applying can visit our application each January when it opens.