December 2009
2010 Scholarship Application Now Available
The 2010 Scholarship Application is now available online from our website or individuals can call the Hispanic Chamber at (503) 222-0280 and one will be mailed to you.  Applications and all attachments must be postmarked or submitted electronically by January 30th, 2010.  If you have any questions about applying or contributing, please email us at
 Workshop"Path to Scholarships" 
The Hispanic Chamber will be hosting a student workshop on January 16th, 2010 at Linfield College, School of Nursing.  The workshop is free to students who are interested in learning how to successfully apply for college and scholarships.  Space is limited to the first 50 students who RSVP.  Please RSVP to Jane Nevarez at
"Path to Scholarships" 
Date: January 16, 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Linfield College School of Nursing,  
               2255 NW Northrup St., Peterson Hall 110               
               Portland, OR 97210 
              (503) 222-0280 
Cost: None to attendees
Space is limited to 50 participants. 

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Contribute to the Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Chamber invites you to contribute to the Chamber's Annual Scholarship Fund.  Funds will be awarded on May 4, 2010 at the Hispanic Chamber's Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon to be held at the Oregon Convention Center.  100% of your contribution will be awarded to a Latino student in Oregon or Vancouver, Washington.  Any contribution is appreciated.  For any contribution of $1,000 or more, a scholarship will be awarded in your name or your firm's name.
The scholarship awards are matched by George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, University of Portland, Western Oregon University, Whitman College, and Willamette MBA Program.
In May 2009, the Hispanic Chamber awarded $128,000 to 44 students.  Since 1996, we have awarded $981,000 to 442 Latino students.
Latino students now represent 11% of our state's population and over 17% of the students in our Oregon schools K-12 are Latinos.  The Hispanic Chamber's scholarship program represents an important effort to support an educated workforce that will meet our community needs in the future.
The Chronicle of Higher Education identifies family income as a major obstacle to Hispanic college success.  31% of Hispanics have incomes below the poverty level.  This scholarship effort is meant to increase the educational attainment of Latinos and thus increase their family income.
Calendar of Events
Monday, December 07, 2009
"Primeros Pasos Para Comenzar un Negocio"
Place: Midland Library
          805 SE 122nd Ave.
          Portland, OR 97233
          (503) 988-5392
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free 
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
"Planning for Tax Preparation"
Presenter: H & R Block
Place: Hispanic Chamber Training Room
          333 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 100
          Portland, OR 97204
          (503) 222-0280
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free 
Monday, December 14, 2009
"10-Steps to Starting a Business"
Place: Midland Library
          805 SE 122nd Ave.
          Portland, OR 97233
          (503) 988-5392
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
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Locations are:
3rd & Alder
4th & Yamhill
10th & Yamhill
    Naito & Davis(OldTown)
    1st & Jefferson
    O'Bryant Square
Donate to the Scholarship Fund 
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