About the Richard and Melanie Lundquist Fellows Program

The Richard and Melanie Lundquist Fellows Program started in 2010 to help identify young leaders in the Partnership’s middle schools and high schools. This five-year fellowship program seeks to further develop students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to their schools, education, and communities with an academic scholarship and opportunities for professional growth. Students apply and are selected to join the program during their seventh grade school year and begin participation in the fall of their eighth grade school year.

As Lundquist Fellows, students gain exposure to college and career experiences, including participation in the annual summer Oregon Young Scholars Program, opportunities to serve as ambassadors for their schools, communities, and the Partnership,  recognition of their fellowship participation at a yearly ceremony, and more! 

Lundquist Fellows also receive a scholarship each year they fulfill program requirements, totaling $2,000 after completing five years of participation. 

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Become a Lundquist Fellow

The Partnership welcomes the next cohort of Lundquist Fellows to join our community of student leaders. Apply today and enjoy various Partnership opportunities and events. To apply, complete the application below and complete essays on any TWO of the following 6 questions.  

We prefer you use a computer for your essays, use 12-point font, double-space, 1 inch margins and use spell-check on your essays. If you do not have access to a computer, please use ink, ruled paper, and check your spelling. 

Each essay should be no more than 350 words in length.

1. Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.  

2. Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side. 

3. What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?  

4. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?

5.  Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom. 

6. What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?  

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