OVERVIEW: Applications are accepted online and processed by the Highline Schools Foundation. The information contained in your scholarship application will not be used for any purpose other than to process your application. Scholarship selection is made without regard to applicant’s race, color, national origin, religious belief, sex, marital status, age, or physical handicap. Student privacy is important. We will not release your applications to any party not directly involved in reviewing your application.
Scholarship applications for students graduating from Highline Schools in 2020 are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 26, 2020. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
13th Year Scholarship
The 13th Year Scholarship was established in 2017 by Brad and Danielle Tilden to support students who might otherwise be unable to continue their education beyond high school. Four (4) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, academic merit, and achievement. Scholarship to be provided to the recipients during their first year of study at a four-year college or university, or a two-year community college, junior college or accredited trade school.
Alaska Airlines Scholarship
The Alaska Airlines Scholarship is funded by the generosity of Alaska Airlines, a significant partner with Highline Schools Foundation. Started in 2014 as one (1) $5,000 scholarship awarded to one graduating student attending Highline Public Schools, Alaska Airlines increased the number of scholarships awarded in 2016 to four (4). The scholarship is based on financial need, academic merit, achievement, and the student’s future goals. Scholarships are awarded to the recipients during their first year of study at a 2 or 4-year institution.
CM Garrity Scholarship
Thanks to the generosity of benefactor Charles Garrity—the CM Garrity Scholarship was established in 2015 and awarded to graduating students from Highline Public Schools. Scholarship criteria included financial need, academic performance, leadership and community service or extracurricular activities. Two (2) $26,000 scholarships will be awarded to a graduating student attending a 4-year institution. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients in four (4) equal installments of $6,000 per year.
Harriette Fredenburg Memorial Scholarship
The Harriette Fredenburg Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an Evergreen High School student who plans to study mathematics or education. One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student who will be attending a local, regional, or nationally accredited two-year college or trade school. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipient during their first year of study.
Light and Love Scholarship
The Light & Love Scholarship was created in 2014 by the Pappas family in honor of Nancy Pappas’s son, Dominick Pappas. This scholarship recognizes students whose personality and genuine kindness have been consistently demonstrated over the years. Nancy Pappas Barnhart is a long-time employee of Highline Public Schools who lost her son Dominick, at the age of five. Dominick would have graduated from Highline Public Schools in 2014. One scholarship will be awarded toward university/college, vocational or community college education.
MCSB, Inc. Gateway Scholarship
The Gateway Scholarship will be awarded to a Highline Public Schools graduate who is experiencing homelessness or has been affected by homelessness or housing insecurity in the past (i.e. they are/were homeless, or their parents are/were homeless; including foster and migrant youth). The scholarship is based on financial need, academic merit, achievement, and community service and leadership. One (1) $3,000 scholarship will be awarded during their first year of study at a 2 or 4-year institution. This scholarship has the possibility of being renewed up to four years, if funding is received.
Pay it Forward Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Vy Truong and Billy Chaung to recognize a graduate from Evergreen High School.
Started in 2002, The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship is the Foundation’s longest running scholarship. This needs-based scholarship is funded through the annual the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Scholarship charity golf tournament (sponsored by volunteer employees of the Port of Seattle and HMS Host). Three scholarships (two for $20,000 and one for $10,000) are awarded annually to three graduating seniors who attend a Highline Public School and will be pursuing a college education. Students who are motivated to pursue a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) education and career are encouraged to apply for a STIA scholarship. All scholarships are distributed over a 2-year period.
Started in 2016 thanks to the The Tin Room and their patrons this scholarship is intended for graduates who want to pursue a trade school, for careers in mechanics, building, machinery or craftsmanship.