The North Thurston Education Foundation established a scholarship program to provide funds for North Thurston Public Schools graduates who will attend post-secondary schools, including vocational or trade schools, colleges or universities.

Foundation Application Process and Criteria

The applicant shall be a graduate from a high school in North Thurston Public Schools.
The applicant shall have demonstrated skills necessary to succeed in the chosen post-secondary school.
The applicant shall have demonstrated good citizenship and leadership qualities.
The applicant shall have a need for financial assistance to meet educational goals.

To be considered for a Foundation Scholarship an applicant must

Submit two letters of recommendation: One from a teacher or counselor that documents scholarship, leadership and citizenship qualities and potential for success in post-high school education; and one from a member of the community who is not an employee of the school district.
– Submit a short essay responding to a prescribed topic: How will my college education help me accomplish my goals for my life?
Submit a transcript of grades
Submit a completed application form. If an on-line application is completed, this information should be noted in the packet.
Staple items together and submit as a unit. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Due Date: Completed applications are to be submitted to the high school counseling or career centers or mailed to NTEF on or before the stipulated April date, typically the week after students return from Spring Break.

  • Foundation Scholarships (applications available in January, deadline mid-April )

Several Foundation scholarships for $2,000 each are awarded annually. Foundation scholarships include designated named endowed scholarships and general scholarships given from Foundation funds. At a minimum, one graduating senior at each district high school will be awarded a Foundation scholarship. Additional Foundation scholarships are
awarded depending upon available funds. A total of 20-24 scholarships are awarded each year including the named scholarships as well as Foundation awards.

Named scholarships include the following:

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Policies to establish named scholarships Doc

Due date – The week after students return from Spring Break

Contact the NTEF Scholarship Chair:

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