Enrichment Scholarship Program

We provide hope and financial means to pursue your dreams

The Enrichment Scholarship Program provides over $50,000 in summer scholarships to middle and high school public school students in Whatcom County.  Students may apply for summer enrichment camps in a variety of areas such as: music, science, art, debate, technology, dance, leadership and many others.

These scholarships are merit based; not based on financial need.  Receiving one not only helps make it possible for the recipient to attend an enriching summer program, but it can also be listed on future college applications, which is an important factor in today’s competitive environment.

Learn more about the application process.

How we're making a difference ( 2018-2019 )

$55,717
in scholarships
awarded to students
in grades 6 to 11
86
students received
merit-based scholarships
$300
helps send
one teen to
summer camp

Enriching lives with scholarships for summer programs

We believe positive experiences during the critical middle and high school years can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.  With Enrichment Scholarships, qualified teens can explore their unique talents, interests and gain new skills.

Summer scholarships for middle and high school students
Summer scholarships for middle and high school students
Summer scholarships for middle and high school students

What's happening in your community

Isabel Ferris Attends Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute

As a participant in Assistance League’s ENRICHMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, Isabel Ferris had a memorable summer camp experience. “Thank you so much for the $900 scholarship to Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute this summer! I learned invaluable techniques to help me play violin better, and my confidence in playing rose. It was such a joy to make […]

Enrichment Scholarship Recipient Loves Camp

Thank you to Deanne Kanenaga for sharing this information about her son’s camp experience. “Marcus Kanenaga was a recipient of an enrichment scholarship in 2019. He is already back from 8 days of viewing the stars with the University of Arizona staff and co-campers. Please find attached a shot of Marcus with his roommates at […]

Enrichment Scholarship Program Requirements

Assistance League of Bellingham offers Summer Enrichment Scholarship opportunities to Whatcom County students who are currently enrolled in grades 6-11 in a public school (or are home-schooled with a public school affiliation).  Private school students do not qualify and students who are related to an Assistance League member may not apply for a scholarship. The scholarships […]