Scholarships – General Information

2021 scholarships are now open must be submitted by mail to the North Thurston Education Foundation, PO Box 3312, Lacey, WA. 98509. Applications must be postmarked by April 16, 2021.

For transcripts, please contact:
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 April 16, 2021, 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 62 scholarships in 2020 valued at $151,000! 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: April 16, 2021. Note: We do accept FAFSA or WASFA.

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]