Ron Herndon


Ron Herndon is a community organizer, educator, and co-founder to numerous community-based organizations. In honor of Ron Herndon, the Black United Fund of Oregon awards a one-time, non-renewable scholarships to students to pursue higher education at the accredited college or university of their choice.

To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Student must identify as Black, African-American, or of African descent.
  • Student must be a graduating senior in the Portland metro area, entering their first full-time year of post-high school education.
  • Student should have at least a 2.5 to 3.0 cumulative GPA, on a 4.0 GPA scale. Students with GPAs outside of the specified scale are more than welcomed and encouraged to apply, however, priority is given to students within the 2.5 to 3.0 GPA range. This is the same for high school and college students.

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