Community Foundation Scholarships

The 2019 Scholarship Cycle is now closed for applications. Recipient notifications will be done via email.

Thank You for all of the submissions!

Please contact Valerie Piper with any questions. (360) 705-3340 or email

Upcoming Due Dates:

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All Scholarships:

Donald & Patricia Ernst Olympia Kiwanis Endowed Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact OHS with any questions and/or concerns.

Established by Don & Patricia Ernst to help Olympia High School seniors in obtaining higher education. This scholarship has the potential to be renewed for an additional year, re-application is required.

Amount:

Up to $1,000

Key Criteria:

Graduating Olympia High School senior, GPA of 3.0 or above; preference may be given to students participating in Key Club.

How To apply:

Applications will be available from the Olympia High School Career Center; please check with Connie Harper or Jen Boelts for details, due dates, etc.

Due Date:

April 12, 2019

Learning Seed Scholarship RENEWALS

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

Amount:

Key Criteria:

This scholarship is for current Learning Seed Scholarship recipients only!

How To apply:

Please make sure to read the below PDF, outlining the requirements for re-application to renew scholarship award.

Due Date:

April 12, 2019

The Learning Seed Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The Learning Seed Scholarship Fund was established by the Learning Seed Foundation to assist high school seniors in Thurston and Pierce County in obtaining a higher education. This scholarship is designed to benefit primarily students of color who have overcome significant obstacles and demonstrate a commitment to others.

Amount:

$500 to $2,000/year with potential to renew for up to an additional 3 years

Key Criteria:

Graduating senior from a high school in Thurston County or Pierce County, demonstration of significant financial need

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

April 12, 2019

Griffin School Foundation - Cody Brown Memorial Scholarship

Background:

Application submission now closed; please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The Cody Brown Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Cody Brown, who was a Griffin Elementary School fifth grader when a tragic accident took his life.

Amount:

up to $2,000

Key Criteria:

Former Griffin School student who attended for a minimum of two years, and currently be a graduating senior from a public or accredited private high school in Thurston County

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

April 19, 2019

Tiernan-Keigher Scholarship

Background:

Application submission now closed; please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The Tiernan-Keigher Scholarship program is sponsored by the Griffin School Foundation to recognize the achievements of a Griffin School District student for any type of post-high school education or training.

Amount:

Up to $2,500

Key Criteria:

Applicant must live in the Griffin School District boundaries OR attend Griffin School and be the equivalent of an 8th grade student in a public, home-schooled, or accedited private school, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

April 19, 2019

John & Opal McGimpsey Scholarship RENEWALS

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

Amount:

Key Criteria:

This scholarship is for current McGimpsey Scholarship recipients only!

How To apply:

Please make sure to read the below PDF, outlining the requirements for re-application to renew scholarship award.

Due Date:

April 26, 2019

John and Opal McGimpsey Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

John and Opal McGimpsey established this scholarship fund in the belief that education is important and that scholarships of significant dollar value would help conscientious students remain more focused on their studies.

Amount:

up to $10,000/year with potential to renew for up to an additional 4 years

Key Criteria:

Graduating senior from either Olympia High School or North Thurston High School

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

April 26, 2019

Amanda Winters Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The Amanda Winters Scholarship Fund was established in memory of a Capital High School senior who lost her life in a tragic accident in 2013. Its purpose is to assist graduating Capital High School seniors in obtaining a higher education.

Amount:

Up to $1,000

Key Criteria:

Graduating Capital High School senior, demonstrating significant financial need, and a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.5.

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

May 3, 2019

Andrew William Oakes Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The Andrew William Oakes Scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Andy Oakes, who passed away in July 2018. Andy believed in education and after serving in the Army for 21 years, he moved to Washington to build a career as a fishing guide. A value important to Andy was sharing the blessings one has been given. Andy's dream is that those who receive this scholarship be moved throughout their lives to share their learning and gifts with others.

Amount:

Up to $3,000

Key Criteria:

Graduating senior from Rochester High School or Tenino High School

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

May 3, 2019

Dan R. Montgomery Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The Montgomery family established the Dan R. Montgomery scholarship fund to encourage young women and men to pursue higher education and law enforcement careers.

Amount:

Up to $1,000/year with potential to renew for an additional year

Key Criteria:

Graduating senior residing in Thurston County and planning to pursue a professional law enforcement career.

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

May 3, 2019

Ecosystems Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The Ecosystems Scholarship fund was established to assist college students who have declared their major field of study in natural resources or land use planning.

More information about this scholarship is available here.

Amount:

Up to $5,000

Key Criteria:

Must be currently enrolled, as Sophomore status or above, at one of the following institutions: University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University (Huxley College of the Environment), The Evergreen State College, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

May 3, 2019

L & E Bottling Company Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The L & E Bottling Company, Inc. Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduating seniors in Thurston County in obtaining a higher education. This scholarship has the potential to be renewed for up to an additional three years of undergraduate education. Re-application each year is required.

Amount:

Up to $1,000

Key Criteria:

Graduating senior from a high school in Thurston County, demonstration of significant financial need

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

May 3, 2019

L & E Bottling Scholarship RENEWALS

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

Amount:

Key Criteria:

This scholarship is for current L & E Bottling Scholarship recipients only!

How To apply:

Please make sure to read the below PDF, outlining the requirements for re-application to renew scholarship award.

Due Date:

May 3, 2019

Next Step Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The Next Step Scholarship fund was established to assist students planning to pursue a trade, vocation, or a career in a specific profession*. The scholarship has the potential to be renewed for an additional year, re-application is required.

*Examples of career/vocations include (but are not limited to): dental hygenist, construction, truck driver, beautician/barber, nursing, legal secretary, culinary arts, IT. The following career paths are excluded from consideration: physician, architect, veternarian, attorney, and CPA.

Amount:

up to $1,500

Key Criteria:

Graduating senior from one of the following High Schools: Avanti, Olympia, Rainier, North Thurston, Rochester, New Market Skills Center, Black Hills, Yelm, Tenino, or Raymond (Pacific County). Cumulative GPA between 1.75 and 2.75. Preference will be given to a student who performs well over time or has steadily improved.

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

May 3, 2019

Ellen Anderson de Moise Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The Ellen Anderson de Moise Scholarship Fund was created by Luellen Charneski of L&E Bottling Company, to honor her Mother’s memory.

Amount:

Up to $4,500

Key Criteria:

Graduating senior from a Lewis County High School and planning to pursue a four-year degree from an accredited college or university.

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to read the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

May 10, 2019

Richard J. Geiger Memorial Scholarship

Background:

Application Submission now closed, please contact Valerie Piper with any questions and/or concerns.

The Richard J. Geiger Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Rich Geiger, a Conservation District Engineer serving multiple western Washington areas, working to protect and restore the ecological health of Puget Sound. This scholarship award is to carry forward his commitment to mentoring those interested in pursuing engineering as a career.

Amount:

Up to $1,000

Key Criteria:

Graduating senior from a high school in Mason County, planning to pursue a degree in engineering.

How To apply:

BEFORE submitting your application using the online link, make sure to download the below PDF to review the full Eligibility & Criteria requirements and the Instructions/Guidelines for the information required to submit in your application.

Due Date:

May 10, 2019