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.  

Every Scholarship is an investment in student 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, 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
Baird Family Scholarship
Bellingham Central Lion’s Club 
Bellingham Cold Storage Character & Leadership Scholarship
Bellingham Education Association Scholarship
Bellingham High School Class of ’53 Scholarship (Endowed and Non-endowed)
Bellingham High School Class of ’67 Scholarship
Bellingham Scholarship Fund
BHS Class of ’65
Bob & Echo Dorr Memorial Scholarship
Brett Allsop Memorial Scholarship Fund (Endowed)
Dan Bartle Memorial Scholarship
Carol and Roy Ericsson Scholarship
Clayton D. Millage Scholarship Fund –Endowed  & Non-Endowed
Commander Pete Oswald Scholarship
Dave Nelson Memorial Scholarship 
D C Morse Family Scholarship Fund
Don & Ellen Easterbrook Scholarship
Fairhaven Alumni Scholarship Fund
Ferndale Scholarship Endowment
Ferndale Scholarship Fund
The Firs Scholarship
Fourth Corner Elites Car Club Scholarship 
Dorothy and Harris Gonsalves Memorial Scholarship Fund
Margie Freeman Memorial Scholarship
GRADS/Teen Parent Scholarship
Haggen Food & Pharmacy Scholarship
Hannah Dashiell Memorial Scholarship
Heather Marie Engels Memorial Scholarship
Joan Beardsley Memorial Scholarship 
John & Helen Warden Memorial Music Scholarship
Margie & Steve Kimberley Family Character Award (Endowed)
Kiwanis Club of Bellingham Scholarship
Larry G. Kinley Leadership Scholarship (Endowed)
LaVelle A “Vel” West Scholarship
Captain Wendy Lawrence Scholarship
Life Rescue, Inc Scholarship
Lori Poad Memorial Scholarship
Lynn Heimsoth Memorial Scholarship
Macpherson Family Scholarship
Mary L. Seilo Memorial Scholarship
McEvoy Family Scholarship 
Michael Hansen Scholarship Fund
Mike Mischaikow Memorial Scholarship 
Moles Family Scholarship
Nicholas Moothart Scholarship Fund
Northside Dental Care Scholarship
Options High School Scholarship
PEO Sisterhood Chapter BQ Scholarship
PTO at Skyline Elementary Scholarship
Robyn du Pre Memorial Scholarship
Rotary Club of Bellingham Foundation Scholarship Fund
Roy Georgeff Scholarship Fund
Smeltzer Family Scholarship
Space Goat Creative Life Scholarship
Stephen A. Dember Memorial Scholarship
Sue Jampsa Memorial Scholarship
Thomas & Martina Horn Foundation Scholarship (Endowed)
Tim & Leslie Farris Scholarship
Tucker Family Foundation Scholarship
Ted Van Dyk Scholarship
Vicky Marshall Memorial Scholarship
Wesley D. Martinsen Memorial Scholarship (Endowed)
W. Ingram Family Scholarship
Wade King Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
Whatcom Scholarship Fund
William and Judy McCourt Scholarship(Endowed)
Women Sharing Hope Scholarship
Mr. Wood & Family Scholarship
Wynne Memorial Scholarship
Zach Bouchard Memorial Scholarship 

Our Scholarship Selection and Distribution Process