Foundation Announces More Scholarship Opportunities for Students

Burien, WA – January 14, 2014 – The Highline Schools Foundation strives to be a bridge to opportunity for Highline Public School students. One of the many ways the Foundation makes an impact is with its generous scholarship program. The long-established Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Scholarship awards two $14,000 scholarships and one $8,000 scholarship each year. In addition, the Foundation has added two new scholarships to its programthe Alaska Airlines Scholarship for $5,000, and the “Light and Love” Scholarship for $1,000.

  • The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship and is awarded annually to three graduating seniors from Highline School District who will be pursuing a college education. Students pursuing a STEM based college education or career are strongly considered, although this is not a requirement. Two $14,000 awards (paid over 2 years) are made to students who will be attending four-year colleges and one $8,000 award (paid over 2 years) is made to a student attending a two-year college or vocational school. Deadline March 21, 2014.
  •  The Alaska Airlines Scholarship is a new, $5,000 scholarship that will be awarded annually to one graduating student attending Highline Public Schools. The Scholarship will be based on financial need, academic merit, achievement and the student’s future goals.  Deadline March 21, 2014.
  • The Light and Love Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dominick Curtis Pappas, who lost his life due to heart complications around the age of five. Dominick’s family are long-time Highline Public Schools supporters, and established this scholarship in his name this year, the year Dominick would have graduated from Highline Public Schools. This first annual Light and Love Scholarship award will honor a graduating senior whose personality and genuine kindness has been consistently demonstrated in school, at home and in the community.  Deadline April 1, 2014.

All Highline Schools Foundation Scholarships are available to graduating seniors who live in the Highline Public Schools service area and will graduate with a diploma from Highline Public Schools by June 30, 2014.


Since 1999, the Highline Schools Foundation has been supporting innovation and excellence in Highline Public Schools. Our funding priorities focus on programs to improve academic achievement, supporting college and career readiness, grants to teachers for engaging classroom projects, the arts, athletics, and programs that keep students in school and productive. Highline is a district full of need and opportunity. The Highline Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to all schools in our district—our goal is to help as many students as possible be successful!