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Welcome to the OAMR scholarship program! OAMR's mission includes enhancing the quality of the office of municipal recorder and encouraging dedication to the profession by providing educational experiences of the highest quality. As part of our ongoing focus on providing our members with educational opportunities, we have developed several scholarships that provide financial assistance to members who might not be able to participate due to funding restrictions. 

To hear first hand about how scholarships have benefited OAMR members, read these Mid-Year and Annual Conference scholarship reports.

Please review available scholarships in more detail via the links below.  If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee Chair, Courteney Davis at 541-271-1989 or cdavis@cityofreedsport.org

IIMC also offers scholarships and grants. More information can be found on the IIMC webpage.

Current Scholarships Available:    

2022 OAMR Academy and Conference - Newport, OR September 28-30, 2022.  

Scholarship applications will be accepted from July 1st – August 13, 2022.  

77th IIMC Annual Conference: Minneapolis, MN May 14-17, 2023 

Scholarship applications will be accepted until: TBD

2023 OAMR Mid-Year Academy – TBD 

Scholarship applications will be accepted until: TBD 

Professional Development I, II, III, & IV (CMC/MMC): TBD

Scholarship applications will be accepted until: TBD.  

Please see https://www.oamr.org/professional-development for detailed information.

OAMR Scholarship Application:  OAMR Scholarship Application 

OAMR Scholarship Guidelines: OAMR Scholarship  Guidelines

Please note that all scholarships are reimbursed upon successful completion. 

Reimbursement Form : 2022 Scholarship Reimbursement Form

IIMC Scholarships

In 1982, a small group of Oregon Recorders met with Marge Price of Washington to discuss forming an Oregon Recorders Association. From this meeting, the Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders (OAMR) began. In October 1983, the first officers were elected and the rest is history. Marge Price was instrumental in the formation of OAMR and was considered the mother of OAMR. She was our number one supporter and was our first Honorary Lifetime Member. You could always find her promoting OAMR and the profession along with teaching "Parliamentarian " classes and writing countless articles for the OAMR newsletter.  The Marge Price Scholarship was created to honor her pioneering our organization.  Marge was the 1990-91 President of IIMC and has always promoted how important the connection is with IIMC and attendance at the IIMC annual conferences. She represented Region IX with dignity and grace and encouraged our region to step up and speak out.

I was also fortunate to know Kathy lshiara. Kathy was a wonderful person and could brighten any room with her presence. Kathy loved the IIMC conferences. I remember Kathy on a boat at Niagara Falls being blown around with her rain poncho up around her face but guess what - there was still a smile on that face. The Kathy Ishiara Scholarship was formed to honor Kathy's life and commitment to OAMR and eventually led to the Kathy Walk.

Submitted by Denise Carey

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