Young People, You've Got This!

We know that applying for scholarships is hard, and we know that you have limited time as you balance all your commitments and studies with anything else happening in your lives. Our foundation staff is here to assist you with questions every step of the way.

Important Dates for 2023 Scholarships

For students that were awarded a scholarship in 2023, please see the following schedule based on when you complete your Scholarship Acceptance Form and when payments will be sent to you attending institution. Community Foundation Staff will follow up with you by email to notify you when payments are sent to your institution.

*For scholarship renewal students, please be on the lookout for communications from Community Foundation Staff. We will update these dates to include your disbursements by Fall of 2023.

Students with questions about their scholarship award and award payouts may contact Melissa Rosscup (they/them) at for assistance.

What To Expect During The 2024 Scholarship Cycle

Step 1: See What's Out There

Explore our available scholarships HERE to learn about the different awards, eligibility criteria, and what you'll need to apply. You can also view the Community Foundation's Universal Application HERE for 2023 to get a general idea of the types of questions asked during the application process. We will update the information on our website at the turn of the year for the 2024 Scholarship Cycle.

Step 2: Prepare

For high school students: We recommend that you plan ahead and have the following information available before you begin your application.

  • Your academic transcript (official or unofficial)
  • ACT/SAT/PSAT scores from the exams you have taken. (Only required for the Learning Seed Foundation Scholarship & Dan R. Montgomery Scholarship)
  • A list of activities you participate in
  • Most scholarships require 2 Letters of Recommendation (Please note that you will need to upload these to your application)
  • Your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) amount from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). We recommend that you talk to your school counselor if you are unsure whether you should fill out a FAFSA or WASFA form.

Ecosystems Scholarship: For students with sophomore status or higher currently enrolled in a Washington State public college or university and who have declared their major field of study in natural resources or land use planning, we encourage you to learn more about this opportunity HERE.

Step 3: Apply

When filling out your application, read the instructions carefully and take the time to explore why we ask certain questions by clicking on the provided links.

Need Help?

For technical assistance or general questions with scholarships, please contact Melissa Rosscup (they/them) at


Want to learn more about grants and scholarships from the Community Foundation? Get in touch with our friendly staff today

Investing in Youth