Port of Coos Bay Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Coos Bay, OR - The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to award three scholarships to local graduating seniors pursuing educational advancement at an Oregon trade school, community college, or university.  These scholarships reflect the Port’s dedication in supporting the growth and development of Oregon’s South Coast regional economy by encouraging the workforce of tomorrow.  Eligible applicants must have attended either Marshfield or North Bend High School, and special consideration is given to students seeking educational advancement in trades or skills related to the maritime, rail, or trade and logistics industries.

2019 marks the first year of the Port’s scholarship program. It takes into consideration student’s academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, and alignment with the Port’s mission to promote sustainable economic development of southwestern Oregon and the State.  After much deliberation, three exemplary students were selected for scholarship awards. Congratulations to Gracie Jensen and Amy Annaloro from Marshfield High School, and Ethan Smith from North Bend High School. 

“Investing in our youth and growing our workforce locally is essential in ensuring that our community can grow and thrive,” said John Burns, Port CEO, “As we look to the future of this community, encouraging our young people to pursue successful careers and return to the area is critical.”

For more information on the Port’s scholarship program and other community giving programming, please visit https://www.portofcoosbay.com/community-giving.

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For more information please contact:

Margaret Barber, External Affairs Manager
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
mbarber@portofcoosbay.com // 541-266-3713