College Scholarships Available—More in 2015!

2014 Scholarship Recipients Jovany Del Toro and Melissa Brown

2014 Scholarship Recipients Jovany Del Toro and Melissa Brown

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. This year, HSF offers more scholarship opportunities than ever before.

Thanks to the generosity of District Alumnus CM Garrity—The Highline Schools Foundation announces two new scholarship opportunities for students in Highline Public Schools, available starting this year to students in the Class of 2015.

The CM Garrity Scholarship will award one male and one female graduating student in Highline Public Schools $5,000 per year for four years. This is the only 4-year scholarship opportunity provided by Highline Schools Foundation. Scholarship criteria include Financial Need, Academic Performance, Leadership and Community Service or Extra Curricular Activities. Deadline March 20, 2015.

The long-established Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Scholarship awards two $14,000 scholarships and one $8,000 scholarship each year. In 2014, the Foundation added two scholarships to its program—the 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 not required. 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 20, 2015.
  • The Alaska Airlines Scholarship is a $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 20, 2015.
  • 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. One (1) $1,000 scholarship awarded to one graduating student attending a 2 or 4-year institution who exemplifies genuine kindness to adults and peers in all endeavors. Deadline March 20, 2015.
  • The Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of the late Bill Maynard, a beloved figure in the Highline School District. Bill was the coordinator of the Steps to Success program, and he cared deeply for the students that he worked with. One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded toward university/college, vocational or community college education. Deadline March 20, 2015.

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, 2015.

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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!

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