Roberta Frasier Anderson, 1975

This week, PFLAG National extends its gratitude to PFLAG Pendleton for creating the Roberta Frasier Anderson Diversity Scholarship. Roberta, a longtime member of PFLAG, is having her life and work commemorated by this scholarship, which will help a Pendleton High School senior go to college, exemplifying Roberta’s commitment to social justice. 

Anderson was a Family Life specialist for the Extension Service at Oregon State University from 1959-1974. She received the first Osborne teaching award and the Superior Service Award from the USDA. Anderson's focuses included child development, aging, and communications within families.

Details about the scholarship were reported over here at the East Oregonian. The $500 scholarship can be used by the winning senior at any college institution of higher education. Interested seniors may obtain an application at the ASPIRE Program Office in the Pendleton High School Counseling Center, or call Shari Dallas at 541-276-9622. The deadline is May 1, 2015.

PFLAG National joins PFLAG Pendleton in celebrating Roberta’s life and work to ensure social equality for our LGBTQ friends and family members. Thank you, PFLAG Pendleton, for putting together this worthy scholarship, and good luck to all applying Pendleton High School seniors!