Foundation gears up for scholarship season; apply now

Now is the time to apply for scholarships administered by the San Juan Island Community Foundation.

The scholarships can be used at accredited colleges and universities, community and two-year colleges, and in accredited career and vocational training programs.

The Inskeep Scholarship: awarded to promising students who demonstrate strong financial need. Awards are made for one year of study with the opportunity for additional awards for individuals who achieve a high level of academic performance. Last year, $125,000 was awarded to continuing and first year college students from San Juan Island.

The General Scholarship Fund: started in 2012, supports San Juan Island students interested in two-year programs at community and vocational colleges.

The Career Training & Scholarship Fund: scholarships and program support for San Juan Island residents who intend to seek local employment after training.

Programs and awards are evaluated based upon a combination of benefits to the individual and to our local economy.  Preference is given to applicants who intend to pursue healthcare careers, but all applications are encouraged.

The John Volk Memorial Scholarship: administered by the foundation for the San Juan Pilots Association. The Pilots Association reviews applications and makes awards to students seeking careers in aviation or public service.

The Foundation encourages all island students to apply. Applications, instructions and deadlines can be found on the Foundation’s web site:

The foundation, which is a clearing house umbrella organization for a variety of non-profits and philanthropies, also announced options for giving to its scholarship and other philanthropic funds.

The Foundation has a variety of donation options as well; direct gifts, annual pledges, planned giving and giving through your will. Donations can be made at the website:, or by telephone, 378-1001.


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