Charles and Louisa Seagraves Endowment

Charles and Louisa Seagraves Endowment

Dr. Charles and Louisa Seagraves achieved the kind of prominence in Clackamas County that comes only with time. Born in Spokane, Washington in 1895, Dr. Seagraves grew up listening to his father tell stories about being a blacksmith for General George Custer. After returning from World War I, Dr. Seagraves married Louisa Van Winkle of Spokane and moved to Oregon City. In 1926 he opened the Oregon City Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Seagraves spent decades caring for the area’s farm animals, playing a principal role in making Clackamas County one of the first in the nation to be free of bovine tuberculosis. Following his retirement in 1960, Dr. and Mrs. Seagraves became farmers, tending to 270 acres outside of Oregon City. Dr. Seagraves celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family in 1995 on the CCC campus.

Funds generated by the Dr. Charles and Louisa Seagraves Endowment are used annually for general education purposes where they are most needed and scholarships for graduates of Clackamas County rural high schools.


I want to show my parents, that their American Dream was worth it every step of the way and with the help of this Scholarship I will be able to finish my degree and be the first in my family to get a college education! ~ Bibiana