Did you know that South Seattle has three of its very own scholarship opportunities for eligible high school students pursuing higher education?
1. Rainier Chamber Foundation Susi Burdick Memorial Scholarship 2017
The Rainier Chamber Foundation grants up to three awards of $4,000 to high school seniors residing in Southeast Seattle and attending either Franklin, Cleveland, Rainier Beach or South Lake high schools. Awards are based on academic Progress & Accomplishments, School Involvement & Dedication and Community Service & Engagement.
Applicants must submit a maximum 500-word statement detailing applicant’s educational goals and summarizing applicant’s qualifications, as well as high school transcripts and two letters of recommendation.
Applications must be postmarked by Monday, April 10, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, April 28, 2017. Find more information here.
2. Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood Association 2017 Scholarship
The Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood Association will grant two scholarship awards of $3,000 each to two neighbors residing within the geographic boundaries of the Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood in Seattle. The funds will apply toward higher education tuition or related expenses for the 2017-2018 school year, and the award recipient must provide a letter showing proof of school enrollment and student identification number.
Eligible applicants are high school seniors, currently enrolled college students, previous recipients and adults returning to school or pursuing higher education for the first time. To be considered for this award, please fill out the application and submit it with an essay telling us about yourself and how you have positively contributed to your community. 500 word minimum. Only open to residents of the LSPNA neighborhood.
Application and essay are due by April 30, 2017. Award Recipients will be notified by May 15, 2017. Find more information here.
P.S. The 2nd annual Dine In or Take Out for Scholars! — a fun neighborhood event benefiting the LSPNA scholarship winners — is planned for Tues., March 21, at Flying Squirrel Pizza Co (4920 S Genesee St.).
3. Mount Baker Community Club MLK Jr. Scholarship
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund was created in Mount Baker in 1985 as a neighborhood effort to honor the work and dreams of Dr. King. This year 11 scholarships of up to $6,000 each will be awarded to students who live or go to school in Southeast Seattle.
The goal of this Scholarship Fund is to help students who are members of racial or ethnic minorities, underrepresented in American colleges and universities, achieve the dream of a higher education. The Scholarship Fund seeks out students who show financial need and academic promise, and who have overcome obstacles and contributed to their community. This community’s strong support of the recipients is one of the most unique and important attributes of the scholarship.
From the website:
In furtherance of the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Mount Baker Community Club awards college scholarships to deserving students of color who might not otherwise achieve their dream of a college education. We seek out and give highest consideration to young people who show financial need, have overcome obstacles, have worked to improve their communities and who might be overlooked by traditional scholarships.
The Scholarships Awards Ceremony is planned for Friday, March 18, at 7:30 pm. Find more information here.