About Us

What is the N.B.C.S.F.?

The North Bend Community Scholarship Fund is an Oregon based non-profit public-benefit corporation that holds 501(c)(3) tax-free status. Since its founding in 1990, the Fund has awarded more than $4,400,000 to graduates and past graduates of North Bend High School.

How is it financed?

The Fund is qualified to accept tax-deductible donations of money and/or property.

Gifts of any amount are welcome at any time and may be acknowledged or anonymous. A notification is sent to the family if the gift is a memorial. The Fund also acknowledges gifts recognizing special occasions, individuals, and organizations.

Since its founding in 1990, the North Bend Community Scholarship Fund has received contributions from more than 2,183 individuals and organizations.


How does a student apply?

Applications are available annually, mid-December through the current year’s deadline, on the Application page. A candidate completes only one form to be eligible for all programs for which they may qualify.

What are the selection criteria?

The Selection Committee may consider one or more of the following: Academic Excellence, Special Merit or Financial Need.

When are awards announced?

Current NBHS seniors are notified at the NBHS spring awards ceremony. Past NBHS graduate awardees are notified by email to the address provided on their application. An award recipient list will also be posted on the website.

Board Members

Dr. William "Bill" Bernstein

Finance Committee Chair

Kim Black

Board Member

Janell Conner

Selection Committee

Pat Choat Pierce

Assistant Treasurer, Founder

Ralph Dunham

New Scholarship Development

Johanna Dillard

President, Bylaws Committee

Liz Goll

Selection Committee

Lee Golder

Honors Recognition Chair, Bylaws Committee

Brian Gould

Board Member

Joan Greif

Secretary, Academic Follow Up Chair, Bylaws Chair

Susie Hutchinson

Selection Committee

Mike Johnston

Finance Committee

Toni Wyatt Kirkeby

Board Member

Patrick (Pat) Terry

Board Member, Agent of Record

Stacey Messner

Selection Committee

William "Butch" Schroeder

Honors Recognition Chair

Pam Romanko

Vice President, selection committee chair

Carly Spalding


Yvonne Spooner

Selection Committee

Dana Sweatt

Alum/Sponsor Research


Cindy Coolen

Administrative Assistant

Interested in becoming involved? Contact us and let us know!
We have volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Every donation helps to support local students continue their educational aspirations