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Scholarship Program

A chance to learn. Relief from financial stress. Inspiration to realize a dream. Every day, Kitsap Community Foundation (KCF) scholarship recipients tell us how their lives are changing.

Underscoring all our scholarships is the belief that education is a tangible and long-term investment in the people shaping Kitsap's future. These scholarships originate from many different funds at KCF, established by individual donors, families, and civic organizations.

A review committee of community members participates in selecting KCF's scholarship recipients. They volunteer their time to review scholarship applications and identify students who best fit each fund's objectives.

*2024 UPDATE*

Due to a U.S. Department of Education delay in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process, we are extending the deadline for all of our need-based scholarships from February 28 until March 31, 2024.

The following need-based scholarship deadlines have been extended for this year:

  • Allen and Ellen Newberg

  • Bill and Sandra Walgren

  • Fred and Marvel Hill

  • Maria Mercedes Mackovjak Memorial Artist

  • Nicole (Lyle) Tranilla Memorial 

  • Shirley Hecker Memorial

  • Tracy Family Foundation

  • West Sound Advanced Practice Association

Here are a couple of links if you're interested in learning more:

https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/30/politics/fafsa-delay-financial-aid/index.html

https://www.npr.org/2024/01/31/1228082594/fafsa-student-financial-aid-delay

Most applications for 2024 Scholarships will be accepted from January 1 - February 28.

Exceptions Include:​​​

  • Danford & Frances Moore Engineering Scholarship - Closes May 1

  • Judge Chavelle Scholarships - Closes May 31

  • Marie A. Barker Teaching Scholarship - Closes April 28 (to be determined by Western Washington University)

  • Orchard Foods Scholarship - Closes March 31

  • Kitsap Alliance FC Scholarship - Closes June 1

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