Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship

Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship (2017)

Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Powers pictured with Nancy & Tim Maynard

The Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 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.

2017 Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship Recipient:

Lauren Powers, Highline High School
Lauren will be attending Pacific Lutheran University in the fall where she will be studying nursing. She has been attending Highline High School as well as participating in the Nursing Assistant Certification Program (NAC) at Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC). She is ASB President at PSSC where she creates fundraisers, community drives, and school-side events. She participated in the swim team at Highline High School for two years and has been involved in Key Club. She also held a paid internship with Alaska Airlines during the summer of 2016.


  • One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student in Highline Public Schools pursuing a voc-tech education and career.
  • Scholarship is distributed in one lump-sum
  • Families must live in the Highline School District service area
  • Students must graduate from Highline Public School, by 6/30 of their senior year, to be eligible for a scholarship

Applications are available online beginning mid-January of each year. The timeline, including the deadline to apply, will be posted at the time the application is available online. Scholarship recipients are announced in the spring.

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.

As part of the application, you will be asked to provide:

  • Your personal contact information.
  • Two essays on the following topics: Essay #1 – What have you learned from your personal challenges and how will you use this knowledge in the future? – AND – Essay #2 – How would winning this scholarship assist you in achieving your future educational goals?
  • High school records – Your transcript and SAT scores

Your scholarship money will be paid directly to the college and may be used for tuition, fees and books. The Highline Schools Foundation will not pay scholarship money to schools outside the United States.