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Eastlake High School PTSA Scholarships

Scholarships applications for 2022 will open by end of February 2022. Congratulations to our 2021 winners!

The Eastlake High School PTSA offers 3 types of scholarships through their Scholarships Program - Katherine Siddoway, Community Service, and Stan Chapin (Perseverance) Scholarships. Six $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from Eastlake High School who will be starting college (either two-year or four-year) in the fall. Any questions or all completed applications are to be submitted to scholarships@ehsptsa.org

  • Katherine Siddoway Scholarship – established in honor of the founding principal of Eastlake High School and two $1000 scholarships are awarded. This scholarship is based on the following criteria: 
    • Evidence of academic motivation (applicants must have a current and verified GPA of at least 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) 
    • Impact on the Eastlake High School community and/or community at large 
    • Indication of meaningful education and professional/vocational goals 
  • Community Service Award - This award is open to all grade level students (two financial scholarships to seniors and all other grade winners -Certificates of Community Service). Our PTSA strongly advocates volunteerism which is a testament to character of the students at any grade level. The community service award is in recognition of outstanding contributions made to the Eastlake and/or Sammamish community. A financial award of $1000 is comprised of a $900 academic scholarship and $100 donated to the recipient’s charity of choice. This scholarship is assessed based on: 
    • ability to demonstrate a history of commitment to their school and/or community through community services and leadership activities 
    • maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA in the current school year 
  • Stan Chapin (Perseverance) Scholarship – This $1000 scholarship honors Stan Chapin, a longtime Resource officer at our school, whose significant dedication supported students and helped them find the strength to overcome their challenges. The Perseverance Scholarship is awarded to a recipient who has demonstrated a turnaround in their life and/or overcome adversity with a positive attitude, integrity and concern for others, along with movement toward meeting educational and personal goals. It is assessed on: 
    • ability to overcome adversities in life, document their struggles and how they have and/or are overcoming it anytime during their high school years
    • maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA in the current school year 

Judging Panel

Scholarships committee is comprised of a chair(s) and the judging panel. The judging panel is arranged by the chair and will be comprised of the President and members of the PTSA. The panel –

  1. Should always evaluate applications with integrity and fairness.
  2. Should notify the chair and excuse themselves if they know of anyone applying to any of the scholarships. The chair will replace the panel member.
  3. Should not be the parent of any senior students.
  4. Should read and evaluate each applicant according to criterions set by the Scholarships Committee.
  5. Should complete an evaluation sheet for each applicant according to the type of scholarship applied to. All completed evaluation sheets are submitted to the chair.
  6. Interested in joining the panel? Please contact scholarships@ehsptsa.org

Inglewood Middle School Alumni Scholarships 

Students graduating high school this year that also attended Inglewood Middle School are eligible to apply for the Inglewood Alumni Scholarship. The available scholarships for 2021-2022 school year is $1000. More information and deadlines can be found here

 
Lake Washington PTSA Council Scholarships 

Each year, the Lake Washington PTSA Council awards a variety of scholarships to graduating seniors and to LWSD certificated staff. Funding for these scholarships is provided by the generosity of all PTSAs in the district, the continued support and success of Council’s Annual Scholarship Basket Auction, and donations from the greater community. Student scholarships – recognizing achievement and community service – assist recipients in their post-secondary education. The application deadline is March 25, 2022. Please check here for more information.  

 
Washington State PTA 

Washington State PTA also offers four $2500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Washington state public high schools with an active PTA, who will be starting college (either two-year or four-year) in the fall. The requirements are: 

  • Current and verified GPA of at least 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0)
  • The name and number of the PTA/PTSA at your school 
  • At least three volunteer activities
  • Answer the essay question 

The application deadline is March 1, 2022. Please check here for more information.

 
The College Bound Scholarship 

The College Bound Scholarship is a state-funded program offered by the Washington Student Achievement Council. The program is an early commitment of state financial aid that students typically commit to during middle school. Students are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship if they meet one of the following requirements:  

  1. The students family meets the income requirements
  2. The student is in foster care or a dependent of the state, OR 
  3. The student’s family receives basic food or TANF benefits 
  4. Click to submit an online application College Bound Form 
  5. When you submit an online application, a Missing Information Letter (MIL) will be sent to the home for student and family signatures. This MIL needs to be returned to the school or mailed back to the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC). 

Please email Brett MuskavageCollege and Career Readiness Specialist.