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Hiefield Scholarship: The Story

The Hiefield Scholarship is a complimentary season pass to Mt Hood Meadows awarded to two Oregon Interscholastic Snowboard Association (OISA) students who have and will continue to exemplify the best qualities of snowboarding and respect for Mt. Hood. Student GPA is not a criterion for the award, but student qualities of determination, commitment, and integrity are. Only current OISA members whose team trains regularly at Mt. Hood Meadows will be considered for this scholarship.

Attorney Preston C. Hiefield Jr., as director of the developer of the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski area, was allowed two lifetime season passes at Mt. Hood Meadows. The Hiefield family enjoyed Mt. Hood Meadows over the years and wanted to share their experience with others. The Hiefield children, Julie, Preston III, Matthew, and John, suggested that the lifetime passes be awarded to worthy students interested in winter sport activities. Thus the Hiefield Family Scholarship was initiated with OISA and was meant to continue during Mr. Hiefield’s lifetime. Mr. Hiefield died in 2016 and Mt. Hood Meadows decided to continue the scholarship indefinitely in memory of Mr. Hiefield. The Hiefield family looks forward to reading future applications from this incredible group of talented OISA students!

OISA thanks the Hiefield family and Mt. Hood Meadows for their continued commitment to OISA riders!

To apply for the Hiefield Scholarship click the button to download the PDF and follow the instructions.

Applicants are asked to answer the following questions using a maximum of 500 words.

1) Preston Hiefield believed that the true measure of one’s

character is in what we do every day to leave the world a

better place. What have you done, or what will you do, to pay

it forward if you win the Hiefield Scholarship?

2. What does snowboarding mean to you?


Extra Goodness:

$50 Mt Hood Meadows gift cards may be awarded to runners up!

Additional Note: Do not hesitate to buy a season pass even if you’re applying. In the past Meadows has refunded winners if they’ve already purchased passes.

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