Scholarships

Young People, We Believe in You

We know that an investment in your education is an investment in a better future—not just for you but for your families and communities too. We also know that education is expensive, and every little bit helps when it comes to reaching your goals. That's why we team up each year with amazing donors who believe in your potential. These donors trust us to manage their funds and provide scholarship support for local students planning to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities—academic and vocational.

About Scholarships

Through the incredible generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound manages 27 scholarship funds that offer a wide range of scholarship awards and encourage students of all backgrounds and educational interests to apply. We also want to extend a sincere thank you to our many scholarship donors, advisors, and scholarship committee members for their investment in our student's bright futures this year and for many years to come!

Explore Available Scholarships

2024 Scholarship Cycle Overview

Important Dates

  • February 5: Scholarship Applications Open
  • March 13: Scholarship Applications Close at 11:59 pm
  • Mid-May: Scholarship Decisions Will Be Communicated With All Student Applicants

Application Review

Community Foundation staff review submitted applications for completion before passing them along to scholarship committees. Honoring guidelines set by the donors, scholarship committees (comprised of high school counselors, college financial aid professionals, community volunteers, and Community Foundation board members) review the scholarship applications and select award recipients.

Award Announcement & Payment

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. For information regarding the disbursement schedule, please visit the Students tab.

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Need Help?

Our friendly staff is happy to connect!
Please email or call 360.705.3340

Students:
Melissa Rosscup (they/them)
mrosscup@thecommunityfoundation.com

Community Partners & School Administrators:
Tami Mason Lathrop (she/her)
tami@thecommunityfoundation.com

Scholarship Donors:

Mary Lam-Witcher (she/her)
mary@thecommunityfoundation.com

Apply Now

"I want to be a part of the team whose job it is to keep the heartbeat of our community strong and hopeful by simple acts of care.” ~ 2021 McGimpsey Scholar, Haven Barnes, on her plans to study nursing.

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$199,250

Scholarship funding in 2023

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Scholarship awards in 2023

Investing in Youth