One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Qualified applicants must be Oregon Residents pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited US University or College, and display integrity and perseverance by overcoming obstacles. A 200-500 word essay and one letter of recommendation from personal or school counselor, or teacher is required.

Application Information

March 5, 2015 Accepting Applications

May 1, 2015 Application deadline

June 3, 2015 Recipient Announced


Working to improve the Lives of Orphan & Vulnerable Children


Adanech was a beautiful young girl who was part of the Children's Heaven program for 5 years.

Tragically in October 2013 she was murdered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her death was devastating  to  the girls at Children's Heaven and many of them considered her their sister. 

Ethiopian Orphan Relief is committed to honor her memory and in March  2015  we will open submissions for the "Adanech Gives Hope" Scholarship. 

This scholarship will be presented to one girl from Children's Heaven and will provide one year of private schooling for her. In addition a $1000 scholarship will be presented to a high school senior in Oregon who will be attending an accredited college in the fall of 2015. 

The Adanech Gives Hope Scholarship is created to assist a female graduating high school student who faced and overcame great adversity in their young lives or their families lives, including victimization.