The privately created Central Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for Latino students living in Central Oregon to complete their post high school career/degree goals. Each year, the Central Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund (COLSF), with the help of generous community sponsors, awards college scholarships to students of Latino heritage.
The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Portland, Oregon, has been instrumental in supporting the Central Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund in 2012 & 2013. Scholarship awards to Central Oregon students were matched by HMC. 2014 Awards are presented in Portland the month of May. To provide support and encourage Hispanics to continue their higher education, The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber provides annual scholarship awards to qualifying applicants. Since 1996, the Hispanic Chamber has awarded $1,222,850, in individually and corporate sponsored scholarships, to 497 Latino students throughout Oregon and SW Washington.
Combined Communications, Inc. is locally owned and operated. Sales Manager Christine Limburg volunteers her time to support the COLSF as the scholarship chair. Combined Communications operates WILD 107.7, Clear 101.7FM, 1110KBND.AM, ROCK98.3FM, 99.7 Mountain Country & Central Oregon Magazine.