Eric Egland Memorial Overview:
In partnership with the West Linn Lions Club, this scholarship remembers Eric GlenAlan Egland; a resident of West Linn for 27 years. Eric attended the University of Oregon and graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Business. He was a beloved husband of nearly 44 years, father of 4 West Linn High School graduates, and grandfather of two. Eric was a long-time member of the West Linn Lions Club and unselfishly volunteered his time, talent, and treasure in many ways to positively impact the world around him. The Egland family has awarded an annual scholarship (in memory of Eric) to students who intend to pursue a degree in Business and with a proven track record of service to their local community.
Each year, the Egland Family provides 1 or 2 scholarships to West Linn graduating seniors. The scholarships have ranged from $1,500 to $3,000.00 annually. Since 2015, the Egland Family has given away 10 scholarships (totaling $22,500) to West Linn High School graduates.
The primary scholarship funding mechanism has been through family and friend’s donations. Online (see buttons on this webpage) or cash contributions are encouraged through the Lions Foundation of West Linn (a 501(c)(3) organization) with confirmation available for tax purposes. A key component of the scholarship fundraising success has been that every dollar raised goes directly to scholarships.
2022 Scholarship Selection:
Press Release: June 3, 2022
The Egland Family presented one $3K scholarship to Grace Luther, a 2022 West Linn graduating senior, at the West Linn High School Evening of Excellence on June 2nd. Grace will be attending Gonzaga University in the Fall and plans to pursue a double major in Business and Communication (Marketing). The Egland family would like to wish Grace all the best in her future endeavors.
The Egland Family has established an endowment to aid in providing scholarship grants. As it continues to grow, the Egland Family will be able to use the investment gains to provide more scholarships or increase the amount granted. You can make tax-deductible donations to the endowment through our Lions Foundation of West Linn, a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit entity.
Prior Scholarship Selections:
2015 Annie Roethe $1,500
2016 Davis Hayter $1,500
2017 Cade Guerins $1,500
2017 Ben Brandenberry $1,500
2018 Davis Schmitz $2,000
2019 Andrew Brown $2,500
2020 Casey Tawa $3,000
2020 Ian Pries $3,000
2021 Zachary Hoover $3,000
2022 Grace Luther $3,000
2023 Scholarship Overview
The Egland Family offers one scholarship to 2023 West Linn graduating high school seniors:
If you have a Naviance Student/parent account, go online and search for Egland Family scholarship. If you don't have an account or if you have problems finding information on Naviance, email the WLHS College and Career Coordinator for an application. Return the completed application to the WLHS College Councilor. If you still have problems, please call our Scholarships Committee Chairman (Ron Adams) at 503-636-8444 or contact the Club on the Contact us webpage.
Received applications are reviewed for completeness. Depending on the number of applications received, the Egland Family selects finalists to be interviewed. The Egland Family will interview each finalist via Zoom or in person. They will then deliberate to select a winner of this year's scholarship.
Scholarship winners will be announced at the WLHS Evening of Excellence. WLHS delivers the scholarships directly to the winner’s college or university to aid in their tuition.