Scholarship Foundation

The Oregon Telecommunications Association Scholarship Foundation was established to offer scholarships to employees and immediate families of OTA members to further education in colleges, universities and trade schools.

In addition, the Foundation is proud to offer the Diana Coleman Memorial Scholarship to honor a long-time board member, supporter and friend of the Foundation.  To honor Diana’s memory, the OTA Scholarship Foundation created this award to be given in addition to the annual awards which are largely based on academics.  Diana’s greatest passion was for students who encountered adversity, that persevered and triumphed over their difficulties.  The Diana Coleman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who most closely fits the criteria Diana championed.  This additional scholarship will be awarded from the overall applications submitted.

We are proud to announce the Scholarship Award Recipients for the 2023-2024 school year! Congratulations to all the recipients and best wishes for success in their pursuit of continued education towards their career goals!

Braden Atkins | Blue Mountain Community College | Computer Science & Programming
sponsored by Windwave

Anna Cramer | Clackamas Community College | Dental Hygiene
sponsored by Molalla Communications

Kaydn Eves | Pacific University | Kinesiology
sponsored by Molalla Communications

Taylor Haring | South Dakota State University | Pharmacy
sponsored by Innovative Systems

Gus Heidegerken | University of Washington | Aerospace Engineering 
sponsored by Western Independent Networks

Cora Heidinger | Dakota State University | Computer Sciences & Mathematics
sponsored by Innovative Systems

Payton Hollinger | Boise State University | Kinesiology 
sponsored by Core Telecom Systems

Jonathan Kostyuk | Oregon State University | AI
sponsored by Ziply Fiber

Matthew Lindemann | Oregon State University | Veterinary Medicine 
sponsored by SCTC

Tyler Loecker | South Dakota State University | Electrical Engineering   
sponsored by Innovative Systems

Jessica Mendoza-Reynaga | Chemeketa Community College | Dental Hygiene

//Recipient of the Diana Coleman Memorial Scholarship\\ 
sponsored by Molalla Communications

Jaime Parry | Utah State University | Political Science
sponsored by Oregon Idaho Utilities

Elizabeth Pizzuto | Chemeketa Community College | Health & Human Services
sponsored by SCTC

Samantha Shields | Cal State University-Fullerton | Public Health 
sponsored by Consolidated Business Services

Nevaeh Skinner | Mitchell Technical College | Business Management 
sponsored by Innovative Systems


We are excited to announce that the 2024-2025 application is available now! Remember that completed applications are due (or postmarked) by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024. Follow all instructions to avoid disqualification. Please contact Mandy Jundt at with any questions. 

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