Abby’s Closet Dreams
College Scholarship

Each year Abby’s Closet is proud to offer a college scholarship to one lucky recipient. The applicant that best embodies the spirit and mission of Abby’s Closet will receive the scholarship award and attend a private giveaway to select their perfect dress and accessories.

Follow us on social media (@abbysclosetpdx) or subscribe to our emailing list for information on the 2020 Dreams Scholarship. An online application will be available in January 2020.


  • Applicant must be a female high school student, in Grade 12.

  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, and is intending to pursue post-secondary education (college, university, trade school, etc.)

  • Winner must be available to select a dress at the Oregon Convention Center for the opening of the Prom Dress Giveaway.

  • Applicant must reside in Oregon or Washington.

  • Winner agrees to be interviewed, photographed and/or videotaped by Abby’s Closet, as well as any other media outlet(s). If the winner is under 18 years old, a parent or guardian must grant permission.


2019 Dreams scholarship winner

Congratulations to Aasaad Burn!


The Abby’s Closet Board of Directors along with the Dreams Scholarship Committee are proud to announce the winner for the 2019 Abby’s Closet  Dreams Scholarship.  Aazaad Burn has been selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship award.  Aazaad lives in Mercer Island, Washington and is a dynamic student at Mercer Island High School. She has particular interests in languages (French, Persian, beginning Chinese), mathematics, music (violin, viola), student organizations, and community service. She is president of ACLU club and French Tutoring Club, and is part of the Swim and Ultimate Frisbee teams as well as the French, Music, and National Honor Societies. Aazaad heard about Abby’s Closet when Mercer Island High School held a formal dress exchange similar to what Abby’s Closet does before the Winter Tolo dance.

Aazaad will be attending the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon in fall of 2019, and intends to major in mathematics. She hopes to blend her love of math and social justice to help solve social justice issues by using statistics as a means to measure and identify the various causes and effects of these problems.

Dreams Scholarship Past Recipients

Abby’s Closet has been proud to offer our Dreams Scholarship since 2011.  Aazaad joins a growing list of women who have benefited.

2018- Christina Swafford, Weston McEwen High School

2017- Carolyn Ngo, Century High School

2016- Naly Setthaongsack, Roosevelt High School

2015- Blanca Gaytan Farfan, Centennial High School & Courtney Ahn, Nestucca High School

2014- Jacque Lu Nelson, Centennial High School & Ashley Black, South Albany High School

2013- Monica Therrien, Nestucca High School

2012- Christine Trinh, De La Salle North Catholic High School

2011- Maria Martell, Glencoe High School