National Bike Summit Scholarship

The National Bike Summit, March 9-12, 2019, is the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill. For more than a decade, the attendance of bicyclists at the Summit has helped increase investments in bicycling at the state and local level. The $1250 Portland Society Fund Grant will be awarded to one current Portland Society member to partially cover the cost of the Summit, roundtrip airfare to Washington DC, modest accommodations, and some meal expenses. Please submit your completed application by midnight, Sunday November 25th, to April Streeter at

By awarding this grant, Portland Society will:

Support more female voices at the National Summit.
Represent Portland Society at the national level.
Give women across the country tools to create their own PS-like organizations.
Leverage skills learned at the Summit for the betterment of the cycling community and active transportation in Portland.
Support the grant recipient to make business and personal networking connections, and possibly promote their business.

The recipient will remain an active participating member of the Portland Society for the year after the award.
The recipient will attend the summit as the representative of the Portland Society, putting those interests ahead of other professional interests.
The recipient will present what they learn at the Summit to the Portland Society at a monthly meeting.
The recipient will leverage their social media networks to promote their attendance and the Portland Society goals before, during, and after the event. Specifically they will post at least 2x-day while attending the event using their platform of choice.
The recipient will serve on the selection committee in subsequent years.

Email answers to the below questions to april.streeter@gmail by midnight, Sunday November 25th:
Today's Date:

Are you a current member in good standing of the Portland Society? If yes, why are you a member?

Why do you want to attend the Summit? Use this space to tell us about your specific bicycle passions or passion projects.

Please tell us additional information about yourself and your personal and professional goals and how they intersect with going to the Summit.

If you are awarded this grant, how do you plan to represent Portland Society at the Summit?

How do you plan to manage your representation of Portland Society along with other professional or personal goals of attending the Summit?

How do you envision using what you learn or experience at the Summit for both our Portland Society community and the larger community?

Contact either:
Carrie Leonard, former grant recipient and head of this year’s grant committee -
April Streeter, Portland Society board and grant committee member -

Past winners:
2018 - Alexa Jakusovskzy
2017 - Kate Walker
2016 - Carrie Leonard
2015 -
2014 -
2013 - Lillian Karabaic
2012 -


The Portland Society Fund is a project of Umbrella.

Umbrella is a 501c3 associated with Portland Society, which is a 501c6.

Donations to the Fund go directly to support professional development for emerging leaders in active transportation, and can be made by clicking "donate" button below:

Membership Options


  • sliding scale: $6 - $10 - $15 - $20 per month (see link with dropdown below
  • 10 hours of volunteer work per year - more info here
  • sprout/sage discount: members aged under 25 or over 60: $25 per year

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