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2024 Saxon Success Fund Scholarships

Applications for the 2024-25 school year will be accepted in Fall 2025.


The Saxon Success Fund is a nonprofit organization made up of alumni and SSHS supporters wishing to transform South from a great Oregon high school to a national model through strategic investment. Each year we fulfill our mission by providing scholarships to South Salem High School students. We have provided 70 scholarships since we kicked-off our effort during the 2019-20 school year, with 30 awarded in 2024.

As our organization grows, so do our opportunities for new scholarships. In 2024, we were very excited to have added two new scholarship opportunities brought to us by generous donations from Rick and Jan Gassner, and Brian and Berri Leslie. We award many scholarships each year, based on a percentage of our own funds. In addition beginning in 2023, the South Salem Class of 1970 is sponsoring one or more of the SSF Scholarships. 

Since 2021 we offer the Kathleen Hanneman Scholarship which is awarded to a student pursuing a career in Education. This memorial scholarship honors the late Kathleen Hanneman who was a well known leader in education--the first woman to become a principal in the Salem-Keizer School District (McNary). She went on to serve as Director of Secondary Education for the district. Her husband, Craig, is a South Salem alum.

It is essential that you include all of the requirements requested on each application form. You will need to be logged into your SSHS Gmail account in order to submit your application for any of these scholarships.


The following are links to the application forms for each SSF scholarship:

Please direct any scholarship questions to

We also partner with the South High Class of 1960. They provide a number of scholarships each year. Their application process is separate from that of SSF and below is a link to their application form. Please direct questions relating to the Class of 1960 Scholarship to the SSHS College & Career Center,

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