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Jeanne Deane Abby’s House Scholarship

The Abby’s House scholarship was established to assist an upper division student (completed 100 credit hours) continue their studies at Western Oregon University. The scholarship is named in honor of our founder, Jeanne Deane.


The scholarship award is $1000, equally divided over three terms. The scholarship recipient must be willing to volunteer at Abby’s House 5 hours per week each quarter throughout the academic year.

The scholarship is awarded to one student each year.  This scholarship is not automatically renewable, although the student may reapply for the scholarship the next year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate coursework at Western Oregon University
  • Applicants must be a current or new student who has completed at least 100 credit hours
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in your major field of study

To apply go to:

Application review and award selection will be conducted by the Abby’s House Board of Directors after April 15th. The scholarship recipient will receive an award letter at the address indicated on the application.

If you have questions or concerns about the scholarship, please contact us by email or phone 503-838-8219.


Congratulations to the Jeanne Deane 2019-2020 Abby’s House Scholarship recipient:

Susana Cerda-Ortiz




Woman of the Year

Annually Abby’s House honors a faculty or staff woman in our community who exemplifies our mission. Specifically, we honor a woman whose work has contributed to equity and non-violence.

Congratulations to the Abby’s House Woman of the Year 2019:

Dr. Breeann Flesch



Previous recipients of the Woman of the Year Award:

  • 2018 Debbie Diem, former Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • 2017 Amy Hammermeister Jordan, Health and Exercise Science
  • 2016 Dr. Doris Cancel-Tirado, Health Education
  • 2015 Charisse Loughery, former Student Conduct Coordinator
  • 2014 Malissa Larson, Director of the Office of Disability Services
  • 2013 Dr. Emily Plec, Communications
  • 2012 Carli Rohner, former Assistant Director of Wellness Education




Abby's House

(503) 838-8219 | or e-mail:  | Location: Werner University Center, Room 106