SCHOLARSHIPS

Sumner High School

Community 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 Corliss, Class of 1958, Spartan Band Scholarship and Walker scholarships have additional essay questions that are required to be answered by the applicant.

 

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

 

Eileen served the US Army as a civilian though their Childcare Centers at several

bases around the country. While she was at Fort Lewis working as a supervisor,

she encouraged promising at-home childcare providers to return to school for an

Early Childhood degree. After they finished school, Eileen would hire them as

providers. She encouraged and supported many women to return to school and

earn their degree, many who are now in leadership positions at Joint Base

Lewis-McChord. Eileen was working in Washington, D.C. as second in command

for Army Child Care Centers worldwide, offering technical support around the world,

when she died.  After her passing, JBLM named a new child care center after her. 

Eileen was passionate about providing world-class child care for young children

ensuring their early learning was high quality. Her passion for young children and

encouraging advanced education for adults lives on in this scholarship.  

 

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

 

BONNEY LAKE CHAMBER COLLECTIVE SCHOLARSHIP 

Requirements: Must be pursuing a two/four year education with emphasis in business.

Award: $500

election: 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
 

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

 

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.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Selection: Duffy family

 

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: Donald and Paula Eismann

 

ELHI HILL PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP 

Requirements: To a graduating senior who has attended Elhi Hill School for at least one semester, has EHP character and who desires to continue his/her education at college or post-secondary training.

Award: $500

Selection: Elhi Hill School faculty

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 $1,000 each 

Selection: Jenny Holmstrom
 

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

 

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

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

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

 

MICHAEL McGOWAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: Student who excels in baseball.

Award: $1,500 

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 

                                                                                                                                                            

ANNAMARIE CALAVAN MOFFAT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: To a student pursuing a career in education.

Award: $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

   

HOPE OVERFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: Female student considering a career in health care or education.

Award: $1,000

Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

 

KIRK OVERFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: Male student considering a career in health care or education.

Award: $1,000

Selection: 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

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

 

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.

SUMNER-BONNEY LAKE EDUCATION FOUNDATION (SBLEF) ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: High academic achievement based on GPA and strength of courses taken.
Award: $500 (minimum award) – multiple students are selected from SHS

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 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 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.

 

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 ROTARY TIM MCCOY FIREFIGHTER SCHOLARSHIP** 

Award: $5,000

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 CHEVROLET SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: Must be planning to pursue a career in automotive service.

Award: $3,600

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-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

ROBERT THURMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: To a graduating senior who is currently enrolled at Elhi Hill Alternative School and who intends to attend a school of higher education the year following graduation.

Award: $500

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

 

LUKE VOILES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
Requirements: Male scholar/athlete from Sumner High School.

Award: $500

Selection: Voiles family through the 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.

 

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 $1,250 each

Selection: Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

 

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

 

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

 

**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.  

 

 

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