With tuition costs rising, students rely on financial aid and scholarships to help fund their education. Highline Public School seniors are invited to apply for scholarships in their senior year of high school to help reduce the cost of post-secondary education.
Scholarships are made possible by gifts made to the Foundation. Each donor helps to set the criteria for how students will be selected for the scholarship they fund. The one common factor to all Highline Schools Foundation scholarships is need. All scholarship applications are screened for need based on the Washington State DSHS Median Income Chart.
Scholarships range from a $1,000 one-time scholarship to a $24,000 scholarship paid out at $6,000 per year for four years. All scholarships are paid directly to the educational institution and can be used for tuition, on-campus housing, books, and fees.
Students are considered for all Foundation scholarships by filling out one application. The application is now available and is due by March 31, 2021.
New Scholarships for 2021
Highline Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of three new scholarships that will be awarded in 2021 for the first time.
- Anne Gregory Memorial Scholarship – this scholarship was created to support Evergreen High School graduates who have mitigating financial circumstances that limit their access to financial resources. This could include immigration or residency status. The scholarship was set up in memory of former Evergreen teacher Anne Gregory. This scholarship is $2,000 for the first year of college. Donations to this scholarship can be made HERE.
- Carrell Family Scholarship – this scholarship was created to support an Evergreen High School graduates. The scholarship is $1,500 per year and is renewable for up to four years.
- Nature Stewards Environmental Science Scholarship – this scholarship was created to support a graduate of any Highline high school who is looking at studying environmental science in their post-secondary studies. The scholarship is $1,000 for the first year of college.
A complete list of scholarships available can be found on the Scholarship Information Page.
2020 Scholarship Winners
The following scholarships were awarded to graduates of the Class of 2020.
2020 Recipients and High Schools
CM Garrity Scholarship
Thanks to the generosity of benefactor Charles Garrity, two (2) $25,000 scholarships were awarded to students attending a 4-year institution. Scholarship criteria included financial need, academic performance, leadership and community service or extracurricular activities.
Seattle Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship
Started in 2002, this is the Foundation’s longest running scholarship, funded through the STIA Golf Tournament held each July. Four scholarships (one for $20,000 and three for $10,000) were awarded to students motivated to pursue a STEM education.
13th Year Scholarship
Established in 2017 by Brad and Danielle Tilden, this scholarship supports students who might otherwise be unable to continue their education beyond high school. Four (4) $5,000 scholarships were awarded based on financial need, academic merit, and achievement.
Created by MCSB, Inc, this scholarship was awarded to a student who has been impacted by homelessness or housing insecurity. Criteria included financial need, academic merit, achievement, and community service and leadership. One (1) $3,000 scholarship was awarded.
Severson Leadership Scholarship
Created by Anna and Daniel Nguyen, this scholarship was created to honor a former Evergreen High School counselor. It was awarded to a student from Evergreen who demonstrated strong leadership. One (1) $1,000 scholarship was awarded and is renewable for 4 years if the student maintains a 2.5 GPA.
Harriette Fredenburg Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was awarded to an Evergreen High School student who plans to study mathematics or education. One (1) $1,000 scholarship was awarded.