Empowerment Through Education
Few investments yield the dividends of education. We're proud to help support the academic journeys of our young community members. To read the details of each years' scholarship recipients and award amounts, please see our annual reports. Below please find an overview of each scholarship fund, how to support our scholarships, and how to apply.
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.
Erin O'Brien Mead Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund honors the life of Bainbridge Island resident Erin O'Brien Mead. Priority goes to students who have a track record of good character, an interest in community volunteering, and have financial need. Awards will be given to Bainbridge High School students interested in entering into post-secondary education.
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.
Hannah Wachsman Memorial Scholarship
On March 16, 2021, Hannah Wachsman was taken from this world at the tender young age of 16 in a tragic car accident. Hannah loved so many things in life, but playing volleyball was her passion. Hannah had big dreams that were going to take her far. The family of Hannah wished to create a long-lasting legacy for her through this memorial fund by supporting student-athletes, students who reflect a dedication to academics, and to youth who reflect the values embodied by Hannah.
Vincent F. Petrie Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Vincent F. Petrie Memorial Scholarship Fund annually supports two one-year scholarships, one to a girl and one to a boy. The recipients will be graduating seniors continuing on to pursue college or university studies in one of the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, mathematics.
Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship
Wendy Jackson Hall was a lover of animation, puppetry, and of life. An animator in her own right, Wendy enthusiastically promoted the art of animation and art in the life of the community. During her 10-year career, Wendy enjoyed success as a writer for animation journals, an independent filmmaker, a leader in the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA), and above all, as a teacher of animation. After Wendy earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995, she worked in Hollywood for ASIFA Hollywood, and for Animation World Network. She then relocated to the Seattle area where she helped design and build the Hands-On Animation Laboratory at 911 Media Arts. Wendy taught animation to children and adults at 911 Media and at other locations in Seattle. Wendy also served as an artist in residence in a number of schools in the greater Seattle area. After moving with her husband to Bainbridge Island, Wendy started her own company, Animated Adventures, and focused on teaching animation to children, working in the schools, and running her own classes in the community. Wendy is remembered by her friends, colleagues, and students for her abundant energy, generous spirit, creativity, and her amazing ability to inspire others, young and old, to take joy in the creative process and to discover their own potential. The Wendy Jackson Hall Scholarship Fund was established in Wendy’s memory 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.
How to Support Our Scholarships
How to Apply for a Scholarship
The Bainbridge Music and Arts Legacy Scholarship, BHS Class of ’61 Scholarship, BHS Class of ’62 Scholarship, Vincent F. Petrie Memorial 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 / Eagle Harbor High School students. There is no application process as all students 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 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