Scholarships

Community Foundation Scholarships

Our 2022 scholarship applications are now closed.

Please check back in with us in the spring of 2023 for our next round of opportunities!

Please contact us if you have any questions at 360.705.3340.

Scholarship
Amount
Deadline
Key Criteria

$1,000

February 28, 2022

Graduating Senior from Yelm High School, planning to pursue studies related to education or the arts

$1,000

February 28, 2022

Graduating Senior from Yelm High School, planning to pursue studies at a trade, technical, or vocational school

$1,000

April 12, 2022

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

$1,000

April 20, 2022

Graduating senior from Capital High School; cumulative GPA between 3.0-3.5

Up to $3,000

April 20, 2022

Graduating senior from Rochester High School or Tenino High School; cumulative GPA between 3.0-3.75

Up to $3,500

April 20, 2022

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 or Mason County

$1,000

April 20, 2022

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

Up to $5,000

April 20, 2022

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

$2,000

April 20, 2022

Graduating Senior from North Thurston High School, cumulative GPA between 3.0-3.5

Up to $4,000

April 20, 2022

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

Up to $2,500

April 20, 2022

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 accredited private school; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8

$2,000 or more

April 20, 2022

Graduating senior from Olympia High School, must attend college or univ. in WA State; preference for student planning to pursue a teaching degree in mathematics

Up to $10,000/year

April 20, 2022

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

Must be planning to attend a PUBLIC accredited institution in WASHINGTON STATE

$1,000

April 20, 2022

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

Vary between $500 to $2,000

April 20, 2022

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

$2,000

April 20, 2022

Graduating Senior from Olympia High School, planning to pursue studies related to education or teaching

$1,500

April 20, 2022

Graduating senior from a public High School in Thurston, Mason, or Lewis Counties, or Raymond (Pacific County); cumulative GPA between 1.75 and 2.75

$1,000

April 20, 2022

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

Up to $4,000

April 20, 2022

Junior or Senior from a public high school in Thurston County planning to attend a post-secondary institution full-time in the academic year following award application year - pursuing studies related to climate action.

3 Awards: (1) $1,000, (1) $750, (1) $500

May 1, 2022

Any high school student who is either: (1) a resident of Thurston County; or (2) attends a school located in Thurston County, Washington.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit the Coldwell Banker site to read full rules, eligibility, and to submit your essay.

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