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February 2018

 OSWILG/Harry S. Chandler Memorial Scholarship Program

We are pleased to announce once again that the Oregon Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group (OSWILG) will award scholarships of $1000 each to deserving graduating seniors from Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Columbia or Washington County, Oregon, or Clark County, Washington.  OSWILG is a non-profit organization formed in 2003 by a group of federal contractor employers and other interested parties committed to working towards equality in the workplace.  Harry S. Chandler was a founding member of OSWILG.

We are interested in students who not only voice a commitment to diversity, but who demonstrate their commitment in their schools, within their families, and in the community in which they live.  OSWILG will consider all students and encourages applications from students who may not otherwise be considered for scholarships. 

All submissions must include:

  • Completed scholarship application.2018_OSWILG_scholarship_application1.docx
  • Two letters of recommendation;one from a teacher or counselor and one from an employer or family friend.
  • Copy of the student’s high school transcript.
  • A typed, double-spaced, two-page essay on “How diversity has influenced my life and the role it will play in achieving my education goals.”
The scholarship committee is asking that you, as school counselor, use your discretion to screen appropriate applicants and submit no more than the top three candidates from your school.  We request that all completed scholarship applications be returned to OSWILG, PO Box 547, Salem, OR  97308 or scanned and emailed to oswilg@outlook.com no later than April 21, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and the scholarships awarded by May 31, 2018.  
If you have any questions on the scholarship application or process, please feel free to contact Jacqueline Leung, OSWILG administrator, at oswilg@outlook.com, or by phone at 971-266-3919.


OSWILG Board of Directors, Scholarship Committee:

Steve Krug, UPS, skrug@ups.com, 503.978.7697

Chitra Johnson, Vigilant, chitraj@vigilant.org, 503.620.1710

Zane White, NW Natural, zane.white@nwnatural.com, 503.226.4211        
Valerie Scott-Cardenas, OHSU, scottcav@ohsu.edu, 503.494.8827   
Melissa Healy, Stoel Rives, mjhealy@stoel.com, 503.294.9377


Harry Stewart Chandler

(1938 – 2005)

Harry was a well known and noted labor and employment attorney with the law firm Stoel Rives.  Harry spent his entire legal career with Stoel Rives, joining the firm's Portland office as a corporate associate in 1969 after graduating from Cornell Law School.  He soon transferred to the firm's Labor and Employment Group, which he led for more than 20 years. 

Harry was born in Oakland, Calif. in 1938 He graduated from Berkeley High School and went on to the University of Calif.-Davis, where he graduated with a degree in animal husbandry in 1961. While at U.C. Davis, he successfully completed the U.S. Army ROTC program, during which time he served as cadet battalion commander. He received his commission upon graduation and moved to Germany, where he served in the U.S. Army as an aviation officer. During his tour in Germany, Harry’s passion was flying helicopters. After completing his tour in Germany, he entered Cornell University and continued his animal husbandry studies and earned an M.S.degree in 1966. He always dreamed of being a rancher, but after graduating from Cornell, he succumbed to family tradition and entered law school. He distinguished himself as a law student and served as managing editor of the Cornell Law Review. When he graduated in 1969, he became the third-generation of Chandlers to enter the legal profession.

Harry was a member of the Employee Relations Special Expertise Panel for the Society of Human Resources Management, the American Employment Law Council, the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and a member of the American Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar and the Idaho State Bar. Harry was an active member of the community. He was passionate about his work with the United Way, and amongst his many civic and leadership activities, he was a past board member of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, past president and director of Albertina Kerr Centers for Children, past director and chair of the Tri-County Affirmative Action Association, and past chair of the Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Section.  Harry was a founding member of the Oregon Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group.


Federal contractors and OFCCP working together towards equality in the workplace.

OSWILG * PO Box 547
* Salem, OR  97308

971-266-3919  oswilg@outlook.com


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