I have received several requests to donate to the scholarship fund I am starting in memorial of my late mother, Pam Jones Harrison. She was a stellar athlete, artist, and member of our family and community. Even after losing her at such a young age, I feel connected to her through my work with Kanaine.
As a student, artist, and now, mother myself, I wanted to be sure to give back to the young leaders embarking on their journeys through life. This scholarship is the start of my continued commitment to service. I hope to provide assistance through these funds to promote all forms of education and artistic creativity to empower our youth to build and transform the health of our Tribal communities in Oregon.
Your donation is greatly appreciated in this endeavor; I thank you greatly for helping to honor the line of mothers, including my grandmother Elizabeth (Smitty) Jones, who pioneered our community's healthcare as one of the original Community Health Representatives and my mother, the youngest girl of 14 kids who's short life is a glimpse of excellence for me.
More details to come on the scholarship formation and process for applying next year!!