Invest in Scholarships

Scholarships Matter
Scholarships help remove the barriers that stand between deserving young people and the education they need to succeed.  In addition to your important financial support, your gift tells students that their community is invested in their potential, their future, and their success.  

Each Scholarship is an investment in a student’s potential. Click here to give now

Zach Shockley“Dollars for Scholars helped me during my freshman year of college by paying part of my tuition.  This allowed me to spend more time focusing on my studies and less time wondering how I was going to pay for school.  Thank you Dollars for Scholars!”  – Zach Shockley, 2013 Scholarship Recipient


Your Gift Matters
Support local students with your gift to the Bellingham Scholarship Fund, the Ferndale Scholarship Fund or the Whatcom Scholarship Fund. Your gift will be combined with the contributions of others, resulting in larger scholarships for deserving students. Gifts of any amount help to meet the pressing needs of today and future. 

Our staff is also happy to meet with you to discuss the options available for establishing a named scholarship. 

“I give to the Bellingham Scholarship Fund because I know that the benefits of education last a lifetime.  What is more powerful than that?”  – Leslie Farris, Scholarship supporter since 2002

Our Scholarship Funds
Andrew G Ingram Memorial Scholarship
Anvil Engineering & Science Scholarship Fund
Asher A. Kinney Fly to Germany Scholarship Fund   
AVID Shuksan Alumni Scholarship
Barbara Mathers-Schmidt & Robert H. Schmidt
Bellingham High School Class of ’53 Scholarship (Endowed and Non-endowed)
Bellingham High School Class of ’60 Legacy Scholarship
Bellingham High School Class of ’67 Scholarship
Bellingham Scholarship Fund
BP Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship
Brett Allsop Memorial Scholarship Fund
Brett and Daugert Scholarship Fund
Captain Daniel Bartle, U.S. Marine Corps Scholarship
Carol and Roy Ericsson Scholarship
Clayton D. Millage Scholarship Fund (Endowed and Non-Endowed)
Commander Pete Oswald Scholarship
D C Morse Family Scholarship Fund
Fairhaven Alumni Scholarship Fund
Ferndale Scholarship Endowment
Ferndale Scholarship Fund
Formway Scholarship
Gage Yates Memorial Scholarship
Geneva Elementary Inspirational Scholarship Fund
Haggen Food & Pharmacy Scholarship
Hannah Dashiell Memorial Scholarship
Heather Marie Engels Memorial Scholarship
Joan Beardsley Memorial Scholarship 
John Warden Memorial Music Scholarship
Kimberley Family Character Award Scholarship
LaVelle A “Vel” West Scholarship
Leon and Elizabeth Alpaugh Fund
Lori Poad Memorial Scholarship
Macpherson Math & Music Scholarship
Mary L. Seilo Memorial Scholarship
Michael Hansen Scholarship Fund
Moles Family Scholarship
Nicholas Moothart Scholarship Fund
Options High School Scholarship
Paul Skaggs Memorial Scholarship
Robert D. Frazier Memorial Scholarship
Robyn du Pre Memorial Scholarship
Roy Georgeff Scholarship Fund
Sue Jampsa Memorial Scholarship
Thomas & Martina Horn Foundation Scholarship
Tim & Leslie Farris Scholarship
Tucker Family Foundation Scholarship
Vicky Marshall Memorial Scholarship
W. Ingram Family Scholarship
W. Ingram Family WCC Scholarship
Wade King Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
Whatcom Scholarship Fund
William and Judy McCourt Scholarship
Women Sharing Hope Scholarship
Mr. Wood & Family Scholarship
Wynne Memorial Scholarship

Our Scholarship Selection and Distribution Process