The Port of Coos Bay is seeking to award two $500 scholarships to local graduating seniors who are pursuing educational advancement at an Oregon trade school, community college, or university.  At the Port, we are dedicated to supporting the growth and development of Oregon’s South Coast regional economy by encouraging the workforce of tomorrow.  All eligible students are encouraged to apply, though special consideration will be given to those seeking educational advancement in trades or skills related to the maritime, rail, or trade and logistics industries.  For more information, download the scholarship application below. 

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Scholarship applicants will be notified of their selection on the first week of May with an Award Presentation at the May Commission Meeting.

Community Giving & Event Sponsorship Program

The Port of Coos Bay is committed to supporting the economic future and vitality of the community we live and work in.  Requests for community giving donations and event sponsorships will be received on a rolling basis, then reviewed and awarded quarterly.  Preference will be given to organizations with a similar mission or vision.  Funding requests must impact organizations, projects, or events within the Port district. 

To request a donation, please submit a formal typed request (one page in length) describing your community event or organization, and how the project ties into the guiding principles, mission, and vision of the Port of Coos Bay.  The Community Giving team will meet to review applications on a quarterly basis according to the schedule below, and awards will be given as budget funds allow.  Prior recipients of Port funding are encouraged to apply.  By supporting events in our community, we will further our mission to promote sustainable development that enhances the economy of southwest Oregon and the State. 

Community Giving Application

Community Giving Review Schedule

  • Q1 - (Jul/Aug/Sept) - First week of October             

  • Q2 - (Oct/Nov/Dec) - First week of January

  • Q3 - (Jan/Feb/Mar) - First week of April

  • Q4 - (Apr/May/Jun) - First week of July

Submitting an Application

Please submit {scholarship application/community giving request} via any one of the following methods:

(Subject line: scholarship application/community giving request)

P.O. Box 1215 / Coos Bay, OR 97420
(Attn: scholarship application/community giving request)
Mailed scholarship applications must be received by April 1st, 2019 at end of business day, 5:00 PM. Community giving requests received after the review date will be reviewed the following quarter.

In Person
125 Central Ave, Suite 300
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (closed for lunch 12-1pm)

Questions?  Please Contact Margaret Barber, External Affairs Manager at 541-266-3713 or