Educator Recruitment

Teaching in Rural Communities

As part of our mission to recruit and retain high quality educators in rural communities, the Eastern Oregon REN is pleased to provide financial assistance to school districts and aspiring educators through housing grants and scholarship opportunities. Learn more about our various programs below.

Educator Housing Project

The Educator Housing Project is designed to provide financial assistance for the purchase of a mobile home or tiny house in rural districts looking to bring high-quality educators to their region.

EOREN EOU Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities available for Eastern Oregon University students interested in teaching in a Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, or Wallowa County School.

Future Educator Program

The purpose of this program is to generate interest in the field of education among local high school students, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of high quality educators seeking opportunities to work in our schools.

Oregon Administrators Scholars Program

Scholarship funds plus professional support, networking, mentorships, employment assistance, and other resources. 

Grow Your Own Scholarship Opportunities

Four scholarship opportunities are available for educators in eastern Oregon and those interested in pursuing a career in education.

High School Scholarships

The 2024 High School Scholarships seek to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing a career as a Pre K-12 educator. 

Grow Your Own EOREN Student Teaching Opportunity

Opportunities for student teachers to work in one of our esteemed 40 districts in Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, or Wallowa counties