Hoddevik learned he had been selected as one of two recipients for the first Anne E. and David A. Thompson Family Scholarship, a four-year College of Business scholarship, covering the cost of attendance, including support for experiential learning, professional leadership and development.
Though he was in significant physical pain, the news brought great relief to Hoddevik and his family, who would not have been able to pay for college without it.
“If not for this scholarship, I would not have gone to the school I wanted to,” Hoddevik says.
Hoddevik has spent his whole life in Lake Oswego. In addition to football, he also did track and lacrosse, volunteered and has worked since he was a sophomore.
Before he got hurt, Hoddevik assumed his path to college would be through sports. He was talking to some Ivy League schools, Washington State and Montana. He had applied to Oregon State, but says there wasn’t much interest in him as an athlete. But he had exceptional grades.
The Thompson Scholarship, among the most significant and comprehensive offered by the College of Business, seeks to assist students like Hoddevik, who with limited resources, would otherwise struggle to make the most of their potential.
Hoddevik is studying finance and hopes to become the first person in his family to finish college. He says his parents have helped him to stay focused on school and his future. Recently, the family fell on hard times when his dad was out of work. There was a time when they didn’t have enough money to fix the broken shower or make other home repairs. Hoddevik showered at the sports club.
Those experiences molded Hoddevik.