New in 2015, thanks to the generosity of benefactor Charles Garrity—the CM Garrity Scholarship was awarded to graduating students from Highline Public Schools. Scholarship criteria included financial need, academic performance, leadership and community service or extracurricular activities.
2017 CM Garrity Scholarship Recipients:
Mihret Haili, Mount Rainier High School
Patricia plans to attend the University of Washington where she will pursue an education in International Business. Patricia has been named Washington’s DECA student of the year, has received the Seamount Award for 2015 and 2016 for having a 3.5 or higher GPA during all of her gymnastics and cross country sports seasons, and has participated in numerous DECA events.
Milan Crone, Mount Rainier High School
This scholarship allows him to get closer to achieving his dream—of attending the University of Washington and majoring in Environmental Engineering. He chose UW Seattle because it is a big school with big beautiful buildings! Khairul grew up in Bangladesh and will be the first person his family to attend college.
Rasha Barem, Highline High School
Rasha immigrated to the United States from Iraq via Egypt. After seeing the atrocities of war in both of these Middle Eastern countries, Rasha has decided to become a surgeon to be able to help others. She wants to be an activist for women’s rights by challenging societal limitations that are placed on women of a conservative society. Rasha is a member of National Honor Society, has participated in National Student Leadership Conference, Link Crew, and as a volunteer at Highline Hospital.
Details & Eligibility
- Students must graduate from Highline Public School, by 6/30 of their senior year, to be eligible for a scholarship
- Families must live in the Highline Public Schools service area
- Students must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student, enrolled in college level classes and continue to attend college full-time to receive awarded scholarship money
- Scholarship criteria include Financial Need, Academic Performance, Leadership and Community Service or Extra Curricular Activities
- Once the CM Garrity Scholarship scholarship is paid to the institution, students agree to continue to be enrolled full time, keep a GPA of 2.5 and submit transcripts annually to the CM Garrity Scholarship Committee c/o Highline Schools Foundation
- Scholarship money will be paid directly to the college and may be used for tuition, fees or books
- The Highline Schools Foundation will not pay scholarship money to schools outside the United States
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
- A one-page essay stating your educational goals, describing reasons for selecting your major, future plans in the field and how this scholarship would help you
- High school records – Your transcript and SAT scores
- One Letter of Recommendation from an adult who has had a significant role in interacting with you in your extracurricular, community service, or leadership activities. Please ask this adult to answer the following question in their letter “What are the personal qualities that you have seen while working with this individual which demonstrates his/her leadership?”