TinShip Scholarship

TinShip Scholarship (2017)

TinShip Scholarship (pictured from left to right) Bryan Barco Fabela and Miguel Lopez-Morales

The TinShip Scholarship is available to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a trade school for careers in mechanics, building, machinery or craftsmanship at an accredited Trade School.

2017 TinShip Scholarship recipients:

Bryan Barco Fabela is a student from Mount Rainier High School & Puget Sound Skills Center headed to Renton Technical College to study welding.

Miguel Lopez-Morales is a student from Highline High School and PSSC headed also to Renton Technical College to study welding.

The TinShip Scholarship is available to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a trade school for careers in mechanics, building, machinery or craftsmanship at an accredited Trade School.


  • 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 student and continue to attend school full-time to receive awarded scholarship money

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 and financial information.
  • A short essay telling us about your background, your interests and your goals
  • High school records – Your transcript and SAT scores
  • One Letter of Recommendation from an adult who has a significant role in your life (preferably a teacher or someone you work with). The letter should include how they know you and what qualities you demonstrate that would make you a good candidate for this scholarship.

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

Started in 2016, seniors in Highline Public Schools have a new scholarship available to them thanks to The Tin Room and their patrons. The scholarship is intended for graduates who want to pursue a trade school, for careers in mechanics, building, machinery or craftsmanship.

This scholarship celebrates what the Hi-Line Tin Shop was, a place where skilled craftsmen worked with their hands and brains, using the kind of skills that built our country. We want to honor mechanics, builders, machinist and craftsmen. In a time when our technological society is filled with fast-moving advancement, learning and adaptation, we want to recognize and celebrate the importance of skills still as valuable to our community and country as they were 100 years ago–skills that enable a carpenter to build a home, a mechanic to fix a car, a welder to create a fence, or a sheet metal fabricator to make a roof.

“In creating this scholarship, hope we are honoring these important jobs in our community. We envision this “Tin Ship” growing with the support and involvement of our community, our schools and our scholarship recipients. We will ask our recipients to “pay it forward” by mentoring future recipients, and sharing what they’ve learned with our community schools.”

– The Tin Room

The Tin Room is partnering with Highline Schools Foundation to make this scholarship possible and contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. To donate to this great new scholarship, use the PayPal link above, stop in at The Tin Room and ask for a donation form or call Highline Schools Foundation (206) 631-3120. The Tin Room will be matching all donations up to $3,000.

Highline Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization | TAX ID# 91-2020506