22 May 2011

Kilcullen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kilcullen Memorial Wristbands
The Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Scholarship Fund is a scholarship fund held and administered by the Oregon Community Foundation. Officer Kilcullen was a Eugene Police Officer killed in the line of duty on April 22, 2011.

$50,000 is our goal. You can make a difference in 3 ways:
  • Purchase Kilcullen Scholarship Fund items. All proceeds from these items go to the Kilcullen Memorial Scholarship Fund. Items include Memorial Wristbands, Blue Line Pins, and a Memorial Patch (coming soon) and are available at several Eugene businesses. See our Facebook Page.
  • Make a donation using PayPal by clicking the "Donate" button on this blog.
  • Make a donation directly to the Kilcullen Memorial Scholarship Fund by sending a check to:
               Oregon Community Foundation
               440 E Broadway
                      Suite 160
                      Eugene, OR 97401
           Be sure to specify 'Kilcullen Memorial Fund' on the check!
Then, watch our thermometer to see your donation's impact!

Established April 26, 2011 to honor the memory of Officer Kilcullen, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving University of Oregon or Northwest Christian University student passionate about serving their community. The first recipient of the Kilcullen Memorial Scholarship is tentatively scheduled to be selected and awarded in the spring of 2012, with disbursement scheduled for September 30, 2012.

The Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Scholarship Fund is currently set to become an endowment scholarship fund. An endowed scholarship is one in which the principal remains intact and only the interest is awarded each year. The Oregon Community Foundation recognizes an endowment scholarship after the fund reaches $50,000. At that point, the scholarship will be awarded annually in perpetuity.