Apply for a $1,000 Literacy Educator Scholarship

We are thrilled to announce an opportunity for aspiring educators and literacy leaders.

Junior, senior or graduate students currently enrolled in courses at an accredited university or college pursuing a degree, certificate, or endorsement with a focus on reading (including those seeking ECE/ELEM Multiple Subjects credential) can apply for our  Literacy Educator Scholarship with an award of $1,000.

Eligible colleges and universities: All Multnomah and Clackamas counties in Oregon

Download application: Literacy Ed Schol Application 2019

Deadline: February 6, 2019

Questions?  Please contact

2018 Winners


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Leadership News

We are honored to announce the leadership team of the Portland Reading Council for the new school year.

Officers include: Co-Presidents Kari Montgomery and Trish Pazdalski; Secretary Amy Morinville; Treasurer Laura Bush; and Membership Director Penny Plavala

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Join the Portland Reading Council – $35 for Two Years!

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Benefits of membership include:

  • Dual membership in the Portland Reading Council and the Oregon State Literacy Association (OSLA)
  • Reduced registration fees for the OSLA Literacy Conference and local workshops
  • Funding and graduate credit for Teachers As Readers Book Groups
  • Funding for literacy-focused Community Service Projects
  • Sets of books nominated for the Patricia Gallagher Children’s Choice Book Award to check-out and share with your students
  • An invitation to nominate a peer for the Celebrate Literacy Award
  • Networking opportunities at local literacy events
  • A healthy Lending Library of professional books and DVDs
  • Members-only listserv featuring teaching ideas, inspiration for your classroom, news of upcoming events
  • and much more!

Save $35 with this membership special. (Regular price: $70 for 2 years)

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