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Oregon Homicide Investigators Association

The Relentless Pursuit of Justice

The Colin Fagan and OHIA Scholarship

2019 Colin Fagan Scholarship Recipient

Jordyn Anderson from Grants Pass High School. Qualifying OHIA Member is John Anderson from the Oregon State Police. She plans on attending Oregon State University.

Pictured Left to Right: Lt. Jeff Fitzgerald (OHIA Board Member), Sergeant John Anderson, Scholarship Recipient, Jordyn Anderson, Deputy Chief Justin Ivens (OHIA Vice President)

2019 OHIA Scholarship Recipient

Gabrielle (Gabby) Parks from North Medford High School. Qualifying OHIA Member is Derek Parks from Medford Police Dept. Gabby plans on attending the University of Arizona.

Pictured Left to Right: Deputy Chief Justin Ivens (OHIA Vice President), Scholarship Recipient Gabby Parks, Sergeant Derek Parks, Analyst Jill Hatten (OHIA Board Member)

The Oregon Homicide Investigators Association (OHIA) is awarding two one-time scholarships each in the amount of $1,500 for the 2020-2021 academic year. One scholarship will be awarded in the name of Ret. Jackson County Sheriff’s Sergeant Colin Fagan and the second will be awarded through OHIA. Sgt. Fagan was inspirational in the creation of OHIA and was unanimously appointed as the association’s first president. Fagan’s vision, knowledge and countless hours of time and energy are the reason OHIA is what it is today.

Two scholarships will be awarded to promising students who exemplify excellence in academics, school and community involvement. A committee comprised of present OHIA Board Members will choose the recipient. Funds will be directly paid to the college or university of choice and credited in the recipient’s name. This scholarship will be forfeited if the recipient fails to enroll in school within 6 months of receipt.

Eligibility: The Colin Fagan and OHIA scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who have a parent, grandparent, or step-parent employed by an Oregon law enforcement agency or affiliate (Medical Examiners, Forensics, Analysts, District Attorneys). The qualifying family member must be either a current OHIA member or a past-attendee at an OHIA Conference. Eligible students must attend a public or private accredited institution of higher learning in the United States.

Dates: Due to COVID-19, OHIA has revised the application deadline and extended it by one month: The application process opened on January 15, 2020 and will now close on May 31, 2020. The recipients will be announced by June 30, 2020

Application: The applicant will need to submit an OHIA scholarship form, two letters of recommendation, and current transcript. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to write about community involvement, school involvement, and future plans.