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

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