High School students usually have a lot going on. Between juggling challenging course loads, homework, extra-curricular activities, family obligations, peer relationships, etc., it can seem like the end of the world to a high schooler to sacrifice even one Saturday for a workshop. BUF is willing to meet halfway, teachers and school officials can request for BUF to provide presentations during school hours!

Presentations can range from 30 minutes to 5 hours, and can be completed in one session or over the course of several days, whatever works best for the school, teachers, and most importantly, the students. 

Here are the different types of presentations and workshops available for students: 

Scholarship writing workshop

Students will walk away with a first draft of a personal statement essay, which is often required for college and scholarship applications. In addition students will receive lessons on how to properly ask for a letter of recommendation, resources for how to search for scholarships, how to stay organized throughout the scholarship application process, and so much more. 

The Black United Fund of Oregon is certified to teach the Path to Scholarship curriculum. In this workshop students will receive an official workbook as well as the tools to create a portfolio for their applications. 

REQUIRED TIME LENGTH: 2-5 Hours, depending on subjects covered. 

NOTES: This workshop can be broken up over several days and tailored to your students' needs. Complete the form below and tell us what you want to BUF to cover to in your workshop. 


Sometimes High School students just need a new voice to tell them the same exact things teachers have been saying all year long. BUF is more than happy to be that new voice. Community Resources presentations will cover the different resources students have in the community for college and scholarship selection and application assistance and all things higher education. 

Workshop Request Form

Name *
Select which presentation or workshop you are requesting.
This can be a bullet point list. If you are unsure, put unsure.
Be as detailed as possible. Examples: Two hours every other week during the month of December.
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Desired end date.
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