Empowerment Through Education
To date, Bainbridge Community Foundation (BCF) has awarded more than $155,000 to the Bainbridge Island community in scholarship funds.
In 2017, scholarships were awarded to six graduating Bainbridge High School students. In addition, three Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarships were awarded to outstanding artists from across Washington State.
Bainbridge High School Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund:
The Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund was established by the BHS graduating class of 1961 to support graduates in vocational or academic programs. Grades and financial need are not a priority consideration.
Bainbridge High School Class of 1962 Scholarship Fund:
The Class of 1962 Scholarship Fund was established by the BHS graduating class of 1962 to support graduating students from Bainbridge High School. Grades and financial need are not a priority consideration.
Bainbridge Music & Arts Legacy Scholarship Fund:
The Bainbridge Music & Arts Legacy Scholarship Fund supports high school graduates majoring in visual arts, music, performing arts, or dance. It is awarded based on excellence in one of these areas to a student in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Financial need may be considered.
George and Betty Munro Scholarship Fund:
George & Betty Munro Scholarship Fund supports high school graduates enrolled in a four-year college program with consideration given to students in a two-year program and a preference for strong students with an interest in elementary education.
Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarships:
The Wendy Jackson Hall Scholarship Fund was established to support others whose creativity and love of the arts leads them to pursue an education in the visual arts and to share this love with the larger community. Read more here.
How to Support Our Scholarships
To make a donation to any of our scholarship funds, please click here.
How to Apply for a Scholarship
The Bainbridge Music and Arts Legacy Scholarship, BHS Class of ’61 Scholarship, BHS Class of ’62 Scholarship, and George & Betty Munro Scholarship are all administered by the Bainbridge High School Scholarship Selection Committee. These scholarships are only available to Bainbridge High School students. There is no application process as all students at BHS are considered based on the selection criteria of each scholarship.
The Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship has its own selection committee and separate application process. (The 2018 application will be available in December 2017.) The applicant must:
- Be a graduating high school senior from a Washington state public high school
- Demonstrate artistic talent in the visual arts
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Show a love of the arts and a desire to encourage artistic endeavors within the general community
- Be accepted into the art program of an accredited four-year U.S. college or university and intend to enroll as a full-time student in the academic year following high school graduation
- Provide evidence of financial need
“I am so grateful for this scholarship and the impact it will have on my future. Receiving this financial support has taken a burden off of my future self and given me encouragement in my future academic pursuits at Harvey Mudd!”
—Morgan Blevins, 2015 Scholarship Recipient