Scholarships available for students

The Kitsap Community Foundation has announced that applications for the 2014 scholarships are now available online.  The online application form can be found on the foundation’s website at

Applications are being accepted through March 15.

Charles and Dorothy Martell Scholarship: Awarded to a 2014 Kitsap County graduating high school student. Scholarship funds may support payment for tuition or costs of books, music or supplies, and help with the cost of instruments. Strong consideration will be given to participants of the Kitsap Youth Symphony, students wishing to continue music or music education beyond high school. A demonstrated strength of musical interest and ability, personal character, and citizenship are required. This scholarship is for approximately $980.

Fred and Marvel Hill Scholarship: Awarded to a graduating senior of the North Kitsap School District or a North Kitsap student with a GED equivalent accepted by an accredited college, university, trade, or vocational school. This year one $800 scholarship will be awarded.

Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre Scholarship: Award up to three $1000 merit-based scholarships to qualified applicants. Consideration will be given to the applicant’s strengths in one or more of the following areas: KCMT participation, KCMT leadership, community service and leadership, other performing arts activities, other outside activities, and academics.

Marie A. Barker Teaching Scholarship: Eligible applicants must be full-time students attending Olympic College and accepted into the Western Washington University Woodring College of Education program. Applicants will be ranked in the following order of preference: North Kitsap High School graduates enrolled in the program in Bremerton, North Kitsap High School graduates enrolled in the program elsewhere in Washington, and other students enrolled in the program in Bremerton who demonstrate financial need and academic success. This is a $1,000 scholarship.

Nova Group Scholarship Fund: The $1,000 scholarship is for students seeking a degree or certification in engineering or construction management.

Kitsap Community Foundation, a tax exempt, independent, public charity whose mission is helping Kitsap County’s residents by connecting people who care with causes that matter, is organized and operated primarily as a permanent collection of endowed funds. Income from the investment of these funds provides long-term benefits to Kitsap County and its residents through creative advocacy, scholarships, and grant-making activities.

Contact Kol Medina, executive director at 360-698-3622 with questions or the foundation at


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