Lisa Corwin Memorial Scholarship

The Lisa Corwin Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Lisa Corwin, a graduate of North Thurston High School to a graduating senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university outside of the 13 western states. Beginning in 2012, the scholarship provides a $1,000 one-year scholarship, with potential renewals of $1,000 a year for three additional years (for a total of $4,000) upon evidence of continuing success in college. Each year, one scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of any high school in North Thurston Public Schools.


  1. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors in all high schools in the district.
  2. The applicant shall have demonstrated academic success, good citizenship, and leadership skills.
  3. The applicant must be going to a college/university outside the 13 Western states that include Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, or New Mexico. It may be used for colleges/universities in the mid-west, east, and south.

To be considered for a Foundation Scholarship an applicant must:

  1. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from school district employees, such as administrator(s), teacher(s) and/or counselor(s) that document scholarship, leadership and citizenship qualities and potential for success in college.
  2. One (1) letter of recommendation from a member of the community who is not a relative of the applicant or employed in the applicant’s school describing the applicant’s leadership and community service in non-school related activity or activities in the community.
  3. Submit a short essay explaining (a) why you wish to attend the chosen institution and (b) how your personal goals relate to the choice of institution.
  4. Submit a transcript of grades.
  5. Submit a completed application form. If an on-line application is completed, this information should be noted in the packet. 


  6. Staple items 1 through 5 together and submit as a unit. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Note: For scholarship renewals, students annually must submit college transcripts and letters describing their experiences in college.

Due Date
Completed applications are to be submitted to the high school counseling or career centers or mailed to NTEF on or before the due date posted annually on

The NTEF Board of Trustees Scholarship Selection Committee reviews all applications and selects recipients. The selection process must comply with the nondiscrimination provision of the Bylaws, Article 11, Section 10.

Application Forms
Application forms may be obtained from the high school counselor’s office or by clicking on the button below.