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.
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 scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, academic merit, and achievement. Four (4) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship to be awarded 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 thanks to the generosity of Alaska Airlines, an important 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.
Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship
The Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship was established in 2017 by retired teacher Carlyn Hove Roedell and her sister Robyn Hove Layng to help a student who is committed to demonstrating and improving civility and social responsibility in our society. This scholarship will be awarded based on a student’s commitment to civility and social responsibility; writing skills, academic achievement, financial need; leadership skills; extent of community involvement; achievements in particular fields; and work history. One (1) $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student in Highline Public Schools pursuing a 2 or 4-year education. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipient during their first year of study.
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) $20,000 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 $5,000 per year.
Evelyne Rozner and Matt Griffin Scholarship
Thanks to the generosity of property developer Matt Griffin and his wife, Evelyne Rozner—the Evelyne Rozner & Matt Griffin Scholarship was established in 2017 and is awarded to a graduating student from Highline Public Schools who plans to study engineering, math, or physics. Scholarship criteria includes financial need, academic performance, leadership and community service or extracurricular activities. One (1) $20,000 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating student attending a 4-year institution. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipient in four (4) equal installments of $5,000 per year.
Linda Dougherty Memorial Arts Scholarship
In honor of Linda Dougherty, Burien Arts established a scholarship for graduating high school seniors going on to study the arts. The Linda Dougherty Memorial Arts 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.
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 (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded toward university/college, vocational or community college education.
Powell Family Scholarship
New in 2018, thanks to the generosity of the Powell Family, the Powell Construction Scholarship will be awarded to one (1) student who plans to study a trades field including (but not limited to): carpentry, welding, civil engineering, construction engineering, construction management, electrical design or engineering, plumbing, painting, or roofing.
Port of Seattle & HMS Host LogoStarted 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.