The Prophet Scholarship Fund

This $500 scholarship is open to all REAP students who will be attending college as full-time or part-time student in the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. The winner will be awarded the scholarship on May 11, 2018.

Scholarship Criteria

To be considered for the Prophet Scholarship Fund, the applicant must be a REAP student and must meet the following expectations:

  • Graduating high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Plan to attend a college/university for the 2018-19 school year
  • Enrollment in the REAP program for a minimum of one year
  • Submit a 1-page single spaced 12 point font essay explaining how the Prophet Scholarship Fund will assist with your educational goals. In addition, briefly share how REAP has contributed to your personal success.


Essays should be submitted electronically to by 5 pm, March 16, 2018

History of the Scholarship

Dr. Matthew Prophet is a pioneer of education, previously serving as the Superintendent of Portland. Under his leadership, Portland Public School District’s dropout rate was among the lowest in the nation. In 1991, he oversaw the district when the state’s economically disadvantaged students were ranked number one in the nation for basic academic skills. Dr. Prophet believes the right educational opportunities can spark an individual’s success and works to empower students to a higher level. He generously set up the Prophet Scholarship Fund to help reduce the costs of a college education for a REAP student.