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Sumner High School Scholarships

Managed by the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation (SBLEF)

NOTE: All completed scholarship applications require a letter of recommendation.

Award amounts could be different than listed, whereas award amounts and numbers may vary from year to year.

*The Dr. Joe Eben Corliss, Sumner High School Class of 1958, Spartan Band & Color Guard, #BELIKEHAYLEY and Walker scholarships have additional essay questions that are required to be answered by the applicant.

ADELE KOSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: To a female student with a 3.0+ GPA who is involved in school and community activities
and leadership.
Award: $500
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation
 
ADELE KOSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: To a male student with a 3.0+ GPA who is involved in school and community activities and
leadership.
Award: $500 
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

 
ANAM BETH KELLY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: this scholarship honors a graduating Sumner High School choir student who possesses
such altruistic qualities as care for others, helpfulness to school, to students, staff, and willingness to step
out to support, help in a positive way students who may encounter bullying in school. The recipient
recognizes students who may feel apart from school and social challenges for medical and other reasons.
Award: $1,000
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

ANNAMARIE CALAVAN MOFFAT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: To a student pursuing a career in education.
Award: $500
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation


ARMAND MOCERI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: To a Sumner High senior who is pursuing a four year college degree with a minimum 3.5
GPA; Must demonstrate a commitment to enrich his/her learning through school or community
leadership, or entrepreneurial skills; Preference will be given to an applicant who is the first in his/her
family to attend college; Interview with Moceri family members required.
Award: $2,000
Selection: Moceri Family
 
BLESSING MOVEMENT COMMUNITY BUILDER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship honors  students who see value in serving the community and participate in the Blessing
Movement yard project and other volunteer events within the students’ local community.  Each student
will create value by helping local Senior Citizens, the Disabled,  and/or Veterans by doing yard work for
those who are in need.  Multiple community organizations, local businesses, and individuals contribute
and support these scholarships.”                                                             Award: Minimum of $500
(May vary year to year)
Selection: The Blessing Movement


BONNEY LAKE SUMNER LITTLE LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP
The BLS Little League Scholarship: This scholarship honors two Sumner/BL School District seniors who
have been BLSLL athletes during their time in attendance within the Sumner/BL School District. These
seniors will bring the leadership and sportsmanship skills they have gained through their BLSLL athletic
experience to their post high school education. Must have been a participant in a BLSLL athletics program
for at least two (2) years during their attendance at Sumer/BL School District. o Eligible BLSLL playing
divisions: Juniors, Majors, Minors. Must have maintained a 3.2 cumulative GPA during high school.
Must demonstrate leadership and sportsmanship skills gained through their athletic experience in BLSLL.
Award: 4x $1,000, 2 per high school (two Sumner HS and two Bonney Lake HS student)
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation


BOB DALTON SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: Must be planning to pursue a career in communications.
Award: $500
Selection: Dalton family through the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

BOB SWANSON MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: Must be a choral or band student who will pursue a college education.
Award: $500
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

CAVIEZEL/NORDECK FAMILIES SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: To a graduating senior who will attend a four-year university to obtain a Bachelors
degree in Education; in recognition of longtime Sumner elementary educators, Nancy Nordeck and Judy
Caviezel.
Award: $1,500
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

CROSS LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: This scholarship honors a Sumner High School graduating senior girl with a minimum 3.2
GPA who has been accepted to a college/university/ trade school and who has an interest in the food or
agriculture industry.
Award: $1,000
Selection:
*This scholarship has additional application requirements – The Cross Legacy Scholarship
Supplemental (additional questions that are required to be answered). Turn in completed form and letters
of recommendation to Guidance Office

DAVID AND WILMA WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: Must be planning to pursue a vocational or technical education.
Award: $1,000
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

DR. AND MRS. JAMES P. DUFFY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: To a student in the top 20% of their class who demonstrates a clear interest in science
through completion of at least three substantive science courses.
Award: $1,000 (Varies Year to Year)
Selection: Duffy family

DR. JOE EBEN CORLISS SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: Must be planning to pursue a career in business entrepreneurship. This scholarship will
require finalist interviews and an additional essay.
Award: $2,500 each year for 4 years
Selection: Corliss family through the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation
*This scholarship has additional application requirements – Corliss Scholarship Supplemental
Application (additional essay questions that are required to be answered). Turn in completed form and
letters of recommendation to Guidance Office

EILEEN LEIGHTON BEAULIEU SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: Must be planning to pursue a career involving children.
Award: $500
Selection: Beaulieu family through the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation
  
EISMANN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP 

Requirements: Must be pursuing a four year college education in either liberal arts or social sciences.
Award: $1,500 each year for 4 years
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

FRED O. AND ANONA WEBER SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: To a student who shows a desire for higher education at a vocational/technical school, or
community college, or a 4 year college/university.
Award: 4 awards of $1,550 each (Award Varies Year to Year)
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

HARRY CORLISS SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE TRADES
Requirements: A student from Sumner High and a student from Bonney Lake High who demonstrates
potential, commitment to attend trade school, and has interest in a career in the construction,
transportation, automotive, or engineering trades.Must be planning on attending a Trade School and have
a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Award: $8,000
Selection: Representatives of the Corliss Family

HEWITT LELAND SLATER SCHOLARSHIP 
This scholarship is given to a deserving Sumner High School student who demonstrates character,
integrity, and unwavering kindness in its utmost sincere fashion. Past recipients have demonstrated in
their daily activities, the character traits, integrity traits, and kindness traits that Hewitt L. Slater
embodied.
Award: $1,000
Selection: The Slater family through the Sumner/Bonney Lake Education Foundation

HOPE OVERFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: Female student considering a career in health care or education.
Award: $1,000
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

JENNY HOLMSTROM EXCEPTIONAL MATH STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: To a male and a female student who has demonstrated exceptional STEM academic
capabilities.
Award: Two awards at $2,000 each, amount varies 
Selection: Jenny Holmstrom

JOHN DOAN ARTS AND MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: To a student studying art, music or journalism.
Award: $400 (minimum award)
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

KATHRYN DALTON TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: Must be planning to pursue a career in education.
Award: $500
Selection: Dalton family through the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

KEVIN JOHN ANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: To a student who embodies the traits, characteristics or career aspirations.
valued by Kevin John Anderson and the Anderson family.
Award: $1000
Selection: John Anderson family

KIRK OVERFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: Male student considering a career in health care or education.
Award: $1,000
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation


LEVY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: To a student of good academic standing who has been involved in STEM classes and/or is
interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.
Award: $1,500
Selection: Judith Levy Family through Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation


LUCY PASQUIRE SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: To a student who is pursuing a four year college degree with a minimum 3.25 GPA, has
financial need, and is a participant and leader in school activities.
Award: $900 per year for 4 years
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

LUKE VOILES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: Male or female scholar/athlete from Sumner High School.
Award: $500
Selection: Voiles family through the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

MARY YOUNG PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: To a female student who does not have financial and parental support to continue her
education.
Award: $500
Selection: Sumner High School faculty

MICHAEL McGOWAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: Student who excels in baseball.
Award: $1,500 
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

NEWLAND COMMUNITIES AT TEHALEH SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: To a student who wishes to pursue a career with a sustainability conscious focus.
Minimum GPA of 3.5 and must demonstrate current sustainability conscious practices in their daily life.
Award: $500 
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation


NORMA J. BOUSHEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: To a student who is active in school and community.
Award: $500

Selection: Boushey family through the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation
 
REUBEN KNOBLAUCH SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements:  To a student leader pursuing a four year college education with emphasis on political
matters.
Award: $1,000
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

SUMNER LIONS CLUB and LEAH BISHOP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Requirements: To a student pursuing a course of study beyond high school who volunteered numerous
hours in the community, particularly with Lions projects.
Award: Four awards at $250 each
Selection: Sumner Bonney Lake Education Foundation

SPARTAN BAND & COLOR GUARD SCHOLARSHIP 
Honors three graduating seniors in recognition of their involvement in the Sumner High school Band who
have significantly benefited from the program and/or made significant contributions to the program. 
Requirements: To students who have participated in the Sumner High School Band for three or more
years, and plan to further their education at a vocational/technical school, community college/4-year
college/university, or the military.
Award: $500 each
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

*This scholarship has additional application requirements – Spartan Scholarship Supplemental
Application - additional essay questions that are required to be answered by the applicant.

SPARTAN BOOSTER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship honors 3 Sumner High School seniors who have been student athletes during their time
in high school. These seniors will bring the leadership and sportsmanship skills they have gained through
their high school athletic experience to their post high school education.
Award: Three awards of $1,500 each
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

SUMNER-BONNEY LAKE EDUCATION FOUNDATION (SBLEF) ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: High academic achievement based on GPA and strength of courses taken.
Award: Multiple Awards (Award Varies Year to Year $500 Minimum)
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation
 
SUMNER-BONNEY LAKE EDUCATION FOUNDATION (SBLEF) VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: Must be planning to pursue a technical or vocational career.
Award: $500 – multiple students are selected from SHS
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

SUMNER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: Turn in completed form and letters of recommendation to Guidance Office.) Honors a
student who demonstrate a strong commitment to learn and master a vocational trade paving the way for
a high-paying and rewarding trade career.
Award: $1500
Selection: Class of 1958 Scholarship Committee through SBLEF
*This scholarship has additional application requirements – Class of '58 Scholarship Supplemental
Application - additional essay questions that are required to be answered by the applicant.


CLASS OF ’73 SCHOLARSHIP
The Sumner High School Class of ’73 Scholarship- This scholarship honors a student from Sumner High
School that has a financial need and shows a desire for a higher education at a 4 year college or
university/community college/vocation/technical school or trade school. Must be a graduating senior girl
and/or senior boy from Sumner High School. Must demonstrate potential and commitment to attend
college 4 year college or university/community college/vocation/technical school or trade school.
Award: $1,000
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation
 
SUMNER HIGH SCHOOL SPARTAN ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS
 Arnie Blancus Scholarship
 Joe Hanni Memorial Scholarship: Joe Hanni helped found the Alumni Association and was
treasurer
 Don Opseth Memorial Scholarship: Don Opseth founded the Alumni Association and was the first
president
 General/Centennial Scholarship
Award: $1,000 each
Selection: Sumner High School Alumni Association through the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education
Foundation

SUMNER ROTARY ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP**

Requirements: Must be planning to enroll in a two/four year college or university with the long-term goal
of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree or beyond as qualification for future career. An additional essay is
required. Preferences are given to those who exemplify Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”
Award: Several scholarships of $3,500 are awarded each year
Selection: Sumner Rotary Scholarship Committee
*This scholarship has additional application requirements – Rotary Scholarship Additional Application
form. Turn in completed form and letters of recommendation to Guidance Office.
 
SUMNER ROTARY VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP** 
Requirements: Must be planning to use Vocational/Technical certification or Associate’s degree for a
future career. An additional essay is required. Preference is given to those who exemplify Rotary’s motto
of “Service Above Self.”
Award: Several scholarships of $2,500 are awarded each year
Selection: Sumner Rotary Scholarship Committee
*This scholarship has additional application requirements – Rotary Scholarship Supplemental Application
form. Turn in completed form and letters of recommendation to Guidance Office.

SUMNER SENIOR CENTER SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: To a graduating senior who displays leadership and has a commitment to giving back to
the community.
Award: $500
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

SUNSET AUTO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: Must be pursing education in salesmanship, auto mechanics, accounting or finance,
customer service or any other related field approved by the SAA. Award: One award at $5,000
Selection: Sumner Rotary SCholarship Committee

SUNSET CHEVROLET SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: Must be planning to pursue a career in automotive service.
Award: $3,600
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

THE GARIANDA-BELVAL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: The Gariando-Belval merit-based scholarship will be awarded to a minority student who
exhibits high achievements and/or potential in areas such as academics, leadership, and community
work.  Eligible applicants must pursue undergraduate or community-college degrees, have a 3.0 GPA, and
be a minority student. 
Award: $500

THE GRATITUDE 253 SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: This scholarship honors a high school senior who embodies the mission of Gratitude 253

spreading love, kindness, and joy in the 253." This student takes an interest in making a difference in
the world through community service and inspires others to do the same.
Award: $1,000
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

USHER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: To a student who has attended Sumner High for at least 2 years and has a 3.0 GPA or
higher and is accepted to a 4 year Washington University.
Award: $1,000
Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

WALKER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: To a graduating senior who is a partial or full IB student; has a 3.5 GPA or higher; has
financial need; attending a community or 4 year college/university.
Award: 2 awards of $2,000 each
Selection: Walker Family Scholarship Committee through SBLEF
*This scholarship has additional application requirements – Walker Scholarship Supplemental Application
form - additional essay questions that are required to be answered by the applicant. Turn in completed
form and letters of recommendation to Guidance Office.

#BELIKEHAYLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: The #belikehayley Scholarship honors a graduating senior from each high school
(including Elhi Hill) in the SBLSD who exhibits an understanding of the selfless and life-giving act of organ
donation.
Award: Multiple Scholarships Annually at $500
Selection: The Lewis Family
*This scholarship has additional application requirements – #BeLikeHayley Scholarship Supplemental
Application form additional essay questions that are required to be answered.


**SUMNER ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS
Most Sumner Rotary scholarships are NOT managed by the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation.
However, some require an additional essay linked to this      site.  If you have questions regarding any of
the Sumner Rotary scholarships, please contact the Sumner Rotary.  
 

For information on scholarships from other organizations check out the following links:

Sumner High School Additional Scholarships:  https://www.sumnersd.org/Page/5427

Application Has Closed

The community scholarship application is due by February, 22nd, 2024.

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