Good in the Hood Scholarships Offered

Community youth encouraged to apply

4/1/2021, 12:52 p.m.
Community youth encouraged to apply for scholarships to be awarded this June at Good in the Hood multicultural celebration.
Youth from Self Enhancement, Inc. celebrate unity in the community in this Portland Observer photo from the 2018 Good in the Hood parade.

Applications are now available to apply for scholarships to be awarded by the Good in the Hood (GITH) Music and Food Multicultural Festival celebrated each June in connection with the Portland Rose Festival.

Graduating high school and current college students are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Chairperson Denise Millhollen is proud to announce that this year GITH will be giving out nine $2,000 for a total of $18,000, the most scholarship awards in the festival’s history.   Visit www.goodnthehood.org for details.

 The 27th year GITH Festival, June 26-27, is going virtual to stay in compliance with state pandemic regulations. This fun filled virtual festival will keep you on your feet with great music, marketplace, info village, kids’ spaces, prizes, community awards and special guests.

A non-profit organization 501c(3), Good in the Hood was founded in 1990 by the parents and staff of Holy Redeemer Catholic School in northeast Portland with a vision to raise funding for the school and to celebrate diversity. Today, GITH volunteers rooted in the Black community continue the tradition of celebrating the diversity of Portland neighborhoods, maintaining the festival’s motto of ‘Unity in the Community’ and most importantly, providing scholarships to college students.