Scholarships

Community Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships Are Open!

February 5, 2024 - March 13, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

We're so glad you're here! Students, please take the time to explore the open scholarship opportunities listed below, and don't forget to check out additional resources available to you on the Students tab. We have many scholarships available, each with its own specific criteria, and the Community Foundation uses a universal application process, which will ask you questions to help match you with scholarships. Scholarships that need to be applied for outside of the Community Foundation's universal application process are designated with an asterisk alongside additional information under the Key Criteria column of the table below.

NOTE: If you are a student experiencing delays or trouble with this year's FAFSA or WASFA application, you may still apply for open scholarship opportunities using the Federal Student Aid Estimator. Students who choose to submit a scholarship application using the FAFSA Estimator will need to email their FAFSA Student Summary or WASFA Financial Aid Offer to Community Foundation staff once received.

Scholarship Notifications: All applicants can expect to receive a decision notification by mid-May. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be provided instructions from Community Foundation staff on any next steps that are required to claim your scholarship award.  

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Scholarship
Amount
Deadline
Key Criteria

$1,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating senior from Capital High School; cumulative GPA between 3.0-3.5 required. Must demonstrate financial need and community involvement. Preference will be given to students planning to pursue a teaching degree.

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$2,500

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

A senior graduating from a high school in Thurston County or a senior living in Thurston County but graduating from a high school outside the county, planning to pursue a post-secondary education in a trade school or vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university. GPA of 2.5 or higher is required.

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$2,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating senior residing in Thurston County and planning to pursue a career in law enforcement or another field, such as social work, related to the law enforcement sector. Preference will be given to applicants who identify as a person of color. (Renewable)

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$5,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Must be currently enrolled, as sophomore status or above, with a declared major in natural resources or land use planning 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 required.

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$2,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating Senior from NTHS with a cumulative GPA between 3.0-3.5, planning to pursue a post-secondary education including four-year university, community college, vocational, or trade school. Student must demonstrate community involvement.

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$3,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating senior from a Lewis County High School and planning to pursue a four-year degree from an accredited college or university. Must demonstrate financial need and work or community service experience. (Renewable)

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$4,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating senior from OHS that attends a college or university in WA State; preference given to a student planning to pursue a teaching degree in mathematics. Students planning to pursue a teaching degree or a degree in the fields of meteorology, music, or environmental studies are also welcome to apply.

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$1,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating senior from OHS that demonstrates innovation, ingenuity, or creativity in their science, technology, engineering, or math studies. Special consideration is given for non-traditional learners, who might exhibit an unconventional approach to learning, or who have demonstrated their ability or interest outside of traditional academic markers. Must be planning to pursue a post-secondary education including four-year university, community college, vocational, trade school, or other educational institution (full-time or part-time enrollment).

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$12,500

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating senior from either OHS or NTHS. Must be planning to attend a public accredited 2-4 year institution in Washington State. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required. (Renewable)

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$1,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating senior from a high school in Thurston County, demonstration of significant financial need required. (Renewable)

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$3,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

GED student or a graduating senior from a high school in Thurston County or Pierce County, demonstration of significant financial need required. Priority for students of color and those who demonstrate a commitment to others. (Renewable)

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$3,500

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating Senior from OHS planning to pursue studies related to education or teaching at a 2 or 4 year institution.

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$1,500

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating senior from one of the following high schools: Avanti, Black Hills, Olympia, New Market Skills Center, North Thurston, Rainier, Raymond (Pacific County), Rochester, Tenino, Yelm with a cumulative GPA between 1.75-2.75. Student must be planning to attend a trade school, apprenticeship program, vocational school, or 2 year program at a community college. (Renewable)

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$1,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating Senior from OHS planning to pursue a post-secondary education at a trade or vocational school or a two-year or four-year college or university. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required, and the student must demonstrate participation in at least one sport and community service as well as financial need.

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$1,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating senior from a high school in Mason County or Thurston County planning to pursue a degree in engineering, minimum GPA of 3.5 required.

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$5,000

Application Deadline:

Mar 13, 2024

Graduating senior from a public High School in Lewis, Mason, or Thurston counties planning to pursue studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math at a four-year college or university. (Renewable)

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$3,500

Application Deadline:

Apr 12, 2024

Former Griffin School student who attended for a minimum of two years, and must currently be a graduating senior from a public or accredited private high school as of September of application year.

*Application through Griffin School Foundation

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$2,500

Application Deadline:

Apr 12, 2024

This is a needs-based scholarship and an applicant's financial resources are taken into consideration. Volunteer projects and active community participation and/or school activities are also prioritized. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

*Application through Griffin School Foundation

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$1,000

Application Deadline:

May 3, 2024

Scholarships will be awarded based on individual needs, and priority will be given to MMK students who might not otherwise attend a school, college, or training program after graduation without financial assistance.

*Application through MMK

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$1,000

Application Deadline:

Recipient is chosen by entire OHS Faculty based upon highest qualities in 1) scholarship 2) attitude and conduct 3) school involvement.

*Application through OHS

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$1,000

Application Deadline:

Purpose is to help OHS seniors in obtaining a higher education (two-year, four-year, vocational or technical institution). Preference may be given to students participating in Key Club, and a minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Must show an indication of personal success, and a commitment to community. 2 letters of recommendation required. (Renewable)

*Application through OHS

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$1,000

Application Deadline:

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

*Application through Yelm Dollars for Scholars

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1,500

Application Deadline:

Awarded to a deserving young woman who has excelled in athletics, academics, and citizenship at OHS. Person who is kind and a great team member.

*Application through OHS

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$1,000

Application Deadline:

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

*Application through Yelm Dollars for Scholars

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$2,000

Application Deadline:

Graduating Senior from Yelm High School planning to pursue a career in education or public service.

*Application through Yelm Dollars for Scholars

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Please Contact Community Foundation with any questions.

Please contact us if you have any questions at 360.705.3340 or please email our staff.

Application Help & Technical Assistance

Students that need help with their application or need technical assistance are encouraged to contact Melissa Rosscup (they/them) at mrosscup@thecommunityfoundation.com or sign up for virtual 1:1 assistance through their calendar scheduler here.

Assistance for Community Partners & School Administrators

Community Partners and School Administrators that need assistance are encouraged to contact Tami Mason Lathrop (she/her) at tami@thecommunityfoundation.com.

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