Community Scholarship Awards Celebration, May 29, 2018




UPDATE–May 30, 2018–Thanks to all who attended. It was a great, celebratory event!

Be inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of high school seniors who are receiving scholarships to help fund their future education! Join us for our our annual community scholarship awards ceremony, hosted with our partners Kent Area PTSA, Rotary Club of Kent, Kent Sunrise Rotary Club and Denali Federal Credit Union.

Tuesday, May 29
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
10020 SE 256th St.
Kent, WA 98030

Free event – open to students, families, teachers, mentors, community members and members of the media.


Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise to Offer 4 Scholarships in 2018

This year the Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise is offering four  Vocational Scholarships of $1,000 each to 2018 high school graduates attending a vocational school.

To apply for the scholarship, please download the application form, complete it and the reference forms and submit them to Marge Williams via email or by mail to 13539 SE 250th St., Kent, WA 98042. Questions? Call 253-630-7000.

Deadline for applications: April 6, 2018.

2018 Scholarship Applications: Deadline March 15, 2018

We are excited to kick off 2018 with college scholarships, available to Kent area students going to colleges or universities in the fall of 2018.

This year we are offering nine different scholarship types, each with their own qualifications and most with due dates of March 15, 2018. Scholarships available this year include:

Bob Armstrong Scholarship (due May 15)

Kent Chamber of Commerce Scholarship (due March 15)

Covington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship (due March 15)

Friends of Kent-Meridian Scholarship (due March 15)

Johnson-Stoddard-Osness Family Scholarship (due March 15)

Linda Ruby Scholarship (due March 15)

Rob Osborne Scholarship (due March 15)

Richard and Ina Balash Scholarship (due March 15)

Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation Scholarship (due March 15)

Click on the individual scholarships above to view application criteria. Have questions? Please call us at 360-920-1737 (KCF president Dana Neuts) or 206-786-1546 (KCF vice president Brenda Farwell), or email us at


Volunteers wanted!

The Kent Community Foundation is growing, and we need volunteers to help support our work. Time commitment and skills needed vary based on the specific assignment. If you are looking to help one time with an event or to to join us on a more regular basis, we’d love to have your help.

Here are a few of our current needs:

— Board of Directors (one- to three-year terms, monthly meetings plus committee assignments)

— Grants chair (minimal time commitment, February – April)

— Kent Has Talent year (10 to 15-hour commitment, July-October)

— Scholarship Awards Event chair (8-10 hour commitment, March-May)

— Scholarship chair (5 to 10-hour commitment, February-May)

— Scholarship committee member (4 to 8-hour commitment, February-May)

— Outreach chair for marketing, communications and events (varies, year-long commitment)

— Investment and Financial Committee (varies, year-long commitment)

— Advisory Committee (8-10 hours per year; quarterly meetings)

If you are interested in any of these positions, or learning more about the Kent Community Foundation, contact president Dana Neuts or vice-president Brenda Farwell.

Foundation participates in Beyond High School College & Career Fair

Last week Kent Community Foundation participated in the Kent School District’s annual ‘Beyond High School’ college and career fair. This year’s event was hosted by Kentridge High School. Dozens of colleges, universities, employers and vendors like the foundation were on hand to meet parents and students and to share information about post-high school opportunities. Picture here are Kent Community Foundation board member Susan Bagrationoff (left) and Marge Williams (right) who shared information about our scholarship programs.