Scholarships – General Information

2023 scholarship applications are now OPEN.


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

NTEF awarded 53 scholarships in 2022 valued at approximately $150,000. The scholarship program includes designated named endowed scholarships and Foundation-funded scholarships. Each scholarship has a minimum value of $2,500 and each NTPS high school will receive at least one scholarship. Some scholarships are renewable from year to year. Completed applications must be submitted to the student’s school (NTPS only) counseling/career center or mailed to NTEF on or before April 15, 2023. deadline.

Students will submit transcripts with scholarship applications directly to the Foundation. Please ensure all documents are included with your application, and remember that applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2023.

FOR MORE INFO — Contact Executive Director Michael Jones at (360) 790-6548 or [email protected] or Beth Utto Galarneau, Scholarship Chair, [email protected], (360) 591-5533.

PO Box 3312
Lacey WA 98509

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 an NTPS Gravity student who has completed his/her GED or graduation requirements.

Note: We do accept FAFSA or WASFA.

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