Scholarships Available

The Scholarship Program reflects our commitment to education and what is best for women and girls. Our goal is to promote the education of a wide range of worthy students, including those re-entering the workforce in our community.

Each scholarship has specific REQUIREMENTS. For example: educational status, high school student or graduate, gender (some scholarships are for women only), residency and financial need. All scholarships are for one year.

Scholarships cover various fields of study including education, health, music/arts, math, science, engineering, vocational/technical, foreign language, marine technology, marine/environmental studies, and community college general studies. Recently added scholarships include the field of energy studies and training for return-to-work or career change. Two new scholarships this year focus on Education (teaching) and Music/Arts/Photography.

Scholarships are granted for United States based educational institutions or programs. Study abroad programs for course credit at a US college or university are acceptable.

Eligibility & Residence Requirement

  1. Anacortes High School or Cap Sante High School graduating senior or graduate; OR
  2. Anacortes Home School and Public/Private School graduating senior or graduate who is current resident of zip code 98221 and proof of residence; OR
  3. Current resident of zip code 98221 and proof of residence; OR
  4. Student attending school in Anacortes (e.g. Shannon Point Marine Center & Marine Technology Center), and proof of attendance.

Acceptable forms of proof of residence in zip code 98221 are: student ID, driver’s license, your utility bill, parental utility bill, or lease/rental agreement.

Transcripts included with applications do NOT have to be official

Notice for All Applicants

If you have received a total of two (2) university, or college, or technical school scholarships from Soroptimist International of Anacortes, you are not eligible to apply for another scholarship.  Live Your Dream; Dream It Be It; or Woman of Distinction awards are not considered a college scholarship.

Application deadline has passed. Please check back December 2019.

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ScholarshipArea of StudyAmountWho Can ApplyApplication Requirements
EducationPursuit of Bachelor or Associate Degree in Education/TeachingTwo @ $4000 eachWomen / MenRequirements
STEM Lottie McGovernScience, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) studies or any variationTwo @ $4000 eachWomenRequirements
Music / Arts / Photography Christine MunchMusic, Arts and Photography OR Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA)One @ $5000WomenRequirements
Music / Arts Verna WellsMusic, Arts, Theater, Film, Design and Graphic DesignOne @ $4000Women / MenRequirements
Foreign Language Alexis Michelle GilmanMajor or minor in Foreign Language, including post-graduate and study abroadOne @ $4000WomenRequirements
CollegeEnrolled as College or University Sophomore, Junior or SeniorTwo @ $4000 eachWomen / MenRequirements
Post-graduate Marie HapemanCollege or University post-graduate studiesOne @ $5000WomenRequirements
Academics Verna MunksPursuit in any area of study leading to a Bachelor Degree. Minimum 3.5 GPAOne @ $5000WomenRequirements
Marine or EnvironmentMarine or Environmental Studies. Oceanography, Marine Biology, etc.One @ $4000Women / MenRequirements
Health Scholarships
ScholarshipArea of StudyAmountWho Can ApplyApplication Requirements
Health Thelma MaraniHealth Field StudiesTwo @ $4000 eachWomenRequirements
Susan Woolsey Spirit of CommunityCommunity focused physical or mental health studies. 21+ years oldOne @ $6000WomenApplication & Requirements
Women in Transition
ScholarshipArea of StudyAmountWho Can ApplyApplication Requirements
Women in Transition Doris TursiTraining for Return-to-Work or Career Change. General Studies, Certification OR Associate DegreeOne @ $4000WomenRequirements
Community / Technical College Scholarships
ScholarshipArea of StudyAmountWho Can ApplyApplication Requirements
Trade / Technical John TursiCertification OR Associate Degree with emphasis on Construction & Building TradesOne @ $4000Women / MenRequirements
Energy / EnvironmentStudies in Oil, Gas, Alternative Energy, Water Treatment, Ecology or related areasOne @ $4000Women / MenRequirements
Marine TechnologyTechnician, Composites, Electrical, Electronic, Propulsion, HVACm Mechanic & other Marine careersOne @ $4000Women / MenRequirements
General Studies Community CollegeCertification OR Associate Degree. GPA between 2.0 to 3.5 onlyThree @ $4000 eachWomen / MenRequirements