Steve Prefontaine

International Track Star - Running Legend

Endowed Scholarship at Marshfield High School


The Steve Prefontaine Foundation invites you to contribute to the permanent, endowed scholarship fund established with the Coos Bay School District in Pre’s name. The Foundation will continue to add to the corpus with the help of those of you who treasure Pre’s memory. We will continue to build the Steve Prefontaine Memorial Scholarship that will award scholarships to deserving Marshfield student-athletes in perpetuity. Presently, the Foundation awards a $2,000 scholarship.

In addition to the $2,000 endowed scholarship at Marshfield, the Foundation annually awards a $2,000 scholarship to a Coos County graduating senior who has shown dedication to their high school cross country or track and field program and who will go on to a college career. The Foundation also assists Coos County high schools in maintaining their cross country and track and field programs through monetary grants and by supporting the Prefontaine Track Club summer track program.

The Foundation believes that our activities and contributions honor both the memory and spirit of Pre, who passionately believed in giving back to athletes.

Thank you for your generosity. Your gift contributes to the continuation of Pre’s legacy.

For tax purposes, the Steve Prefontaine Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit and our tax ID number is 93-0661283.

Marshfield High School Scholarship Fund
Attention: Candace McGowne
P.O. Box 1541
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

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Please write Steve Prefontaine Scholarship on your check.

2017 Ian Emlet
Pitzer College (Calif.)

2017 Ian Emlet

2016 Sawyer Heckard
Western Oregon University


2015 Adryana Chavez
South Western Community College


2014 Shaylen Crook
University of Utah


2013 Connor Devereux
Oregon Institute of Technology


2011 Blake Kemp
University of Oregon


2012 Sergio Marroquin
Lane Community College


2010 Tori Scott
Colorado State University


2009 Caleb Kruse, 
Lane CC/University of Oregon