2019 Skanner Award Breakfast

Photo of Scanner Scholarship award winners Makayla Agnew, Hiermon Medhanie, and Melissa Torres-Duran

Skanner awards three scholarships to Ducks

The 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Skanner breakfast had much to celebrate this year in Portland, Oregon. Hundreds of people throughout the community including Governor Kate Brown, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley, and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, gathered to recognize and remember the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King would be celebrating his 90th birthday and the keynote speaker Larry Gosset, King County councilor, challenged others to think what King would say today if he were alive.

“The message Larry delivered truly spoke to the work we do every day to make college affordable and possible for everyone,” said Jim Brooks, associate vice president for Student Services and Enrollment Management and director of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at the University of Oregon. “Our team is constantly looking for new ways to provide more money and support services for students.”

The University of Oregon was once again proud to be a premier sponsor and join a crowd in celebrating the Skanner mission of “challenging people to share a better future now.”

“We have been awarding partners with Skanner for years and this year I am particularly delighted to celebrate scholarship award winners Makayla Agnew, Hiermon Medhanie, and Melissa Torres-Duran. They represent the Skanner mission and the values we hold true at the University of Oregon as well,” said Roger Thompson, vice president for Student Services and Enrollment Management.