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Clifford and Dorothy Hall Scholarship



    Clifford Hall fished on the West Coast and Alaska beginning in 1936 and ending in the late 1990’s with his retirement at the age of 81.  Clifford only retired then because his knees wouldn't cooperate with him as he was negotiating his way on and off the boat, sometimes having to jump across 4 or 5 boats deep while King Crab fishing on the Bering Sea.

    Cliff and his wife Dorothy lived between Newport, Oregon and Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Alaska for all those years.  The Halls were very involved with the improvement of both communities and were highly respected in the fishing industry.  Clifford and Dorothy had children and grandchildren that were educated in both Newport and Unalaska, and were huge supporters of the schools in both communities.  In recognition of all they did for the betterment of the communities they loved, the hall family will be awarding scholarships in their name with the assistance of Newport Fishermen's Wives.

Clifford and Dorothy Hall Scholarships will be one-term, $500.00 awards to be given annually, in the spring to deserving Lincoln County and Unalaska school District students to help finance their higher education expense.  To qualify, you or your direct family member must work in the fishing industry.  Qualifying institution includes colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools.

Applicants must submit

(1) Essay about plans for the future and their connection to the fishing industry

(2) Complete portfolio including letters of recommendation and a cover page listing work and volunteer experience, participation in school and community events/volunteer experience, awards and references 

(3) Current copy of transcript




Turn in by April 17th @ noon to your school, your school will scan all required documents to Taunette Dixon.

Or send to NFW's Scholarship program, Att: Taunette Dixon, PO Box 2065, Newport, OR 97365



Winners will be announced at your school’s graduation awards night.

If you have been chosen to receive this scholarship, please send proof of enrollment from the Institution you will be attending with address and student id # to send the scholarship to your student account. Send info to NFW's Scholarship program, Att: Taunette Dixon, PO Box 2065, Newport, OR 97365




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