Scholarships – General Information

Because schools will not be reopening this spring, scholarship applications must be submitted by mail to the North Thurston Education Foundation, PO Box 3312, Lacey, WA. 98509. Applications must be postmarked by no later than Friday, May 1, 2020.
For transcripts, please contact:
Ms. Stepherson at River Ridge ([email protected]us),
Ms. Boesenberg at Timberline ([email protected]us),
Ms. Ponzoha at North Thurston ([email protected]),
Mr. Lunde at South Sound ([email protected]).
They will submit your transcripts directly to the Foundation. Please be sure that all other documents are included with your application and remember that applications postmarked after May 1, 2020, will not be accepted.

The North Thurston Education Foundation (NTEF) has a robust scholarship program that provides funds for North Thurston Public Schools graduates who will attend post-secondary schools, including vocational or trade schools, colleges or universities.

NTEF awarded 38 new and 13 renewable scholarships in 2019 valued at $135,000! The scholarship program includes designated named endowed scholarships and Foundation-funded scholarships. Each scholarship has a minimum value of $2,000 with a guarantee that at least one student at each NTPS high school will receive a scholarship. Some scholarships are renewable from year to year.

In addition to being on track to graduate from a North Thurston Public School*, applicants must demonstrate:
(1) The skills necessary to succeed in their chosen post-secondary school.
(2) Good citizenship and leadership qualities.
(3) A need for financial assistance to meet their educational goals.
* The exception is the Vaughan Philpot scholarship that will be awarded to a NTPS Gravity student who has completed his/her GED or graduation requirements.

Due Date: May 1, 2020

CLICK HERE for the Scholarship Application and Instructions.

CLICK HERE for our list of Named Scholarships.

CLICK HERE for the Gravity Application and Instructions.

If you are interested in establishing a named scholarship, call our Executive Director, Michael Jones at 360-790-6548 or e-mail [email protected]