Assistance League Enrichment Scholarships - Bellingham

2022 Enrichment Scholarship Application

2022  Enrichment Scholarship Program General Information

Scholarship Applications Closed for 2022 Year

Assistance League of Bellingham (ALB) raises funds to pay for summer scholarships for high school (grades 9-11 only) and middle school students (grades 6-8) who attend public schools in Whatcom County, including home-schooled students with a Whatcom public school affiliation. The student’s grade level at the time of the application determines whether the applicant is considered a middle school or a high school student.

Students who attend private schools and students who are related to a member of Assistance League of Bellingham are not eligible.

Summer programs are chosen by the students, not ALB. ALB scholarships can be used for a variety of accredited summer camps or programs (e.g., outdoor education, music, art, dance, debate, leadership, chess, science, college prep, computer programming, etc.) ALB does not fund religious or sports-centered camps, programs in foreign countries, or private lessons. ALB does not pay for transportation costs, only tuition and fees. Payment is made out to the camp or program, not an individual. Scholarships are awarded on merit and are not need-based. Students do not need to know which program they plan to attend when they apply.

In summer of 2022:

  • We will fund up to $900 for high school students and up to $400 for middle school students.
  • Every public middle and high school in Whatcom County is guaranteed that at least one student who completes an application will receive a scholarship.

Applications must be postmarked or delivered by March 17, 2022. Mail completed applications to the following address: Assistance League of Bellingham, ESP Chair, 2817 Meridian St. Bellingham, WA 98225. Applications may also be delivered to our Thrift Shop on 2817 Meridian Street. The shop is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5.

How to Apply:

  • Students must (1) complete an application form, (2) write an essay in response to one of 2 prompts and (3) submit a letter of recommendation written by an adult who is not a family member.
  • Application forms ands additional information are available from school counselors and can be downloaded from this ALB website: http://assistanceleague.org/bellingham.
  • Students and parents/guardians must complete a publicity consent and release form to be included with the application or make a request in writing to waive this requirement.

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    Students who are awarded a scholarship will be notified by phone or email by April 12th. Students will have until April 30th (no later) to choose a summer program and supply ALB with completed registration materials.

    QUESTIONS? Please contact the committee chair at ESPchair@albham.org.

2022 Enrichment Scholarship Recipients

In 2022, Assistance League of Bellingham awarded scholarships to 39 high school students and 32 middle school students. Click on following link to view: Enrichment Scholarship 2022 Middle School and High School Recipients