OABE Student Award

2024 The Aspiring Student Activist Award

2020 OABE Aspiring Student Activist Award recipient, Donají García Cruz, Canby S.D.

The purpose of this award is to recognize high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to  practicing cultural competence, to developing bilingualism in themselves and others, and to fiercely promoting  diversity and equity in their communities. The Oregon Association for Bilingual Education seeks to honor the  efforts of these youth, as well as to promote leadership pathways that encourage aspiring activists to continue making a difference for multilingual children and families in our state.  

Qualified candidates must: 

  • Be a junior- or senior-year student currently enrolled in an Oregon high school 
  • Priority will be given to those students who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Complete the entire application and follow submission deadlines
  • Priority will be given to those students who attend the Path to Scholarships workshop on January 26, 2024

Award timeline: 

  • Applications/nominations must be submitted no later than February 9, 2024
  • Final award recipient will be notified by February 16, 2024
  • A $1000 award presentation will be awarded to three finalists at the OABE Winter Conference on February 24, 2024