Achieve your dreams.
Thanks to our generous donors and community partners, there are hundreds of scholarships available through the Olympic College Foundation each year. That means there are hundreds of ways to achieve your dreams. Take a look at the possibilities listed below, then click here to get started.
Interested in adding a scholarship to this list? Click here to learn how you can make a life-transforming gift and create a scholarship in your name or the name of a loved one.
GEORGE ABBAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
George and his wife Lynne established this scholarship because they believe in the power of an education, and they wanted to help Olympic College students achieve their dreams. It provides funds to students who maintain high academic standards and have a demonstrable commitment to community service.
Donors: Lynne Abbay and Family
ANTHONY’S CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a promising student enrolled in the Olympic College Culinary Arts program.
ASSOCIATED GRANDMOTHER CLUBS OF WA SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for a first-year student pursuing a degree in a medical/healthcare field.
Donor: Associated Grandmother Clubs of WA
DAVID BEARDEN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to an Olympic College student demonstrating musical talent who is planning to major in vocal or instrumental music.
Donors: Maureen and Allen Herrod; Family and Friends
FAYE W. BICHON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship was established to support full time students majoring in music, particularly those studying violin.
Donors: Gene W. Bichon; Family and Friends
JOSEPH & GEORGINA BOYLES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are intended to reward and recognize Olympic College students who demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement.
Donors: Joseph and Georgina Boyles
BREMER TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM & SOPHIA BREMER
William and Sophia Bremer scholarships are intended to reward and recognize Olympic College students who demonstrate commitment to academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
Donor: The Bremer Trust
OLYMPIC COLLEGE BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is intended for a first or second year student at Olympic College taking coursework consistent with that needed to successfully transfer to a four-year college or university leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Business.
Donor: Jim and Joy Page
GLEN H. BUTLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to support students focusing in environmentally related subjects, including forestry and biology.
Donors: The Butler Family and Friends
SCOTT JACOB CARLSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Scott Jacob Carlson for students with a passion for dreaming about their future and what can be accomplished by achieving your dreams.
Donors: Suzanne Coleman and Ralph Carlson
CASCADE NATURAL GAS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to assist students majoring in business, economic, land management, environmental studies finance, engineering, computer science, computer technology, human resources, energy or related disciplines that align with MDU Resources Group’s core business focus.
Donor: MDU Resources Foundation
CROSWAITE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to support students studying science and demonstrating academic excellence.
Donors: Harold and Gwendolyn Croswaite
FINISH LINE SCHOLARSHIP
When students run out of financial aid a few credits short of graduation, they often have to drop out of school. The Olympic College Foundation Board of Directors created this scholarship to help students with financial need who are 15 credits or fewer away from graduating.
Donors: Community members
JOHN & MARILYN FINLAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships, established by a former Olympic College Foundation Board member, are awarded to a first year or returning full-time student who has a passion for learning.
Donor: John and Lynn Finlay
EDITH M. GIDEON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by a lifelong friend of former OC faculty Edith Gideon to provide support for students with financial need pursuing physics, mathematics, chemistry, nursing, biology, or engineering.
HERBERT H. GOODMAN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships provide assistance to Olympic College students who demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
Donor: Herbert H. Goodman
HERBERT H. GOODMAN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships provide assistance to Olympic College students who have been accepted or are a member of an Olympic College athletic team.
Donor: Herbert H. Goodman
HERBERT H. GOODMAN PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships provide assistance to Olympic College students who demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and community involvement while in a Professional or Technical program at Olympic College.
Donor: Herbert H. Goodman
LAWRENCE I. GOSSER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a Shelton High School graduating senior who will attend Olympic College full-time.
Donor: Susan Norris-Gosser
THOMAS GRAHAM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships provide financial support to Olympic College 2nd-year (or continuing) students who are pursuing credits to transfer to a four-year institution, with preference given to a student intending to teach or work in an environmental field.
Donor: Louis Graham
MARILEE HANSEN & ROBERT WOUTAT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides tuition support to a returning adult student entering college after a substantial break in formal education due to changed life circumstances – i.e. unemployment, displaced homemaker or other circumstances requiring re-training.
Donors: Marilee Hansen and Robert Woutat
WILLIAM D. HARVEY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by an Olympic College alumna to honor her favorite Olympic College Professor. It is awarded to students pursuing a course of study in the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts.
RUTH JAMIESON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This tuition scholarship is for full-time students with an interest in the field of education.
Donor: Lawrence S. Jamieson
CONRAD & IRENE JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides tuition support for a full-time student with a GPA or 2.5 or above.
Donor: Conrad Johnson
JAMES T. AND EMILY S. JOHNSON – MATH, SCIENCE, ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS
These merit based scholarships, established by a former Olympic College Foundation Board member, award support for students pursuing four-year degrees in Math, Science, or Engineering.
Donor: Jim and Sue Johnson
GRETA B. JOSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The family of Greta Jose established this scholarship in order to assist a female student planning to study elementary or early childhood education at a four-year school.
Donors: Mary Ann Kelso and Family
J.S. & CLARA S. KENYON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to honor James and Clara Kenyon, to provide support to Olympic College students who are interested in teaching mathematics.
Donor: Jennie Kenyon Snypp
ALMARIE KING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Provide annual tuition scholarship to students enrolled full time at Olympic College with an interest in going into the field of education and teaching.
Donors: Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society
MARTIN LUTHER KING OF KITSAP COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to provide support to Olympic College students who are residents of Kitsap County and who have demonstrated a financial need to further their educational goals.
Donor: Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund of Kitsap County
KITSAP BANK SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded at the Annual Fall Community Luncheon, this scholarship was established by Kitsap Bank for an Olympic College student demonstrating outstanding leadership, both in the classroom and through active community service and involvement. Students must have an interest in studying business at a four-year institution.
Donor: Kitsap Bank
KITSAP SUN/SCRIPPS HOWARD COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides support to an Olympic College Communications or Digital Media student who is planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Donor: Scripps Howard Foundation
EMIJEAN LOWE COMPASSIONATE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, which was created by a former OC trustee in honor of her mother, is for an OC nursing student who exhibits compassion, caring and a commitment to helping others, particularly the elderly or infirm.
Donor: Shannon Childs
CHARLOTTE THOMPSON MAGELSSEN AAUW SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to assist women who are pursuing a degree in education and planning to transfer to a four year institution.
Donor: Charlotte Thompson Magelssen and AAUW
WILLIAM & JANE MILES SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are awarded to first and second year students enrolled full time at Olympic College and provide support to students in all disciplines.
Donor: William and Jane Miles
ART MORKEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Created in memory of Kitsap County Sheriff Art Morken for student interested in a career in public service or law enforcement.
Donor: Community Members
MISS POULSBO/MISS SILVERDALE/MISS KITSAP SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships provide support in empowering young women to achieve their personal and educational goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence.
Donor: Michele Nilsen-Wasson
BERNICE MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by former Olympic College President David Mitchell and his wife, Patti, to honor of Dr. Mitchell’s mother and to support promising students, particularly those who may be the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education or are transitioning from ABE/ESL.
Donors: Patti and David Mitchell & Shirley and Tim Pettersen
SLOAN MYERS SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a female student studying business with preference given to students who attended the North Kitsap School District.
Donor: Herb Myers
OC PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
Awards one tuition-free year at OC to Bremerton School District alumni. Must be used in the first year following high school graduation. Capped at 30 students per year.
Donor: Olympic College Foundation donors
These scholarships provide support to second-year female students at Olympic College planning to go on to a four-year college for the purpose of obtaining a bachelor degree.
Donors: Jean Dominy and Family
PETERS PYATT CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to students in OC’s Culinary Arts Institute.
Donors: Noel & Cathy Pyatt
PEO CHAPTER GI OF POULSBO SCHOLARSHIP
The PEO Sisterhood is a woman’s organization that provides scholarships and promotes educational opportunities for women.
Donors: PEO Program for Continuing Education Fund
PROGRESS GRANGE #304 SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides support to Olympic College students who are Mason County residents with a preference for Grange or 4-H affiliation.
Donor: Progress Grange
JOSEPH H. & MARY J. RAMAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to Olympic College students who intends to earn a baccalaureate degree.
Donors: Jolene Ramaker and Cynthia Morana
ROBERT & KATHLEEN PARKER RAMSAY SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF CHARLES & MARGARET PARKER
This scholarship is available to High School seniors in the Central Kitsap School District who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and a demonstrated commitment to community service.
Donor: Robert and Kathleen Parker Ramsay
REID FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships were created to support students who demonstrate commitment to completing their education and using their education to improve their lives and their communities.
Donor: Jerry and Nancy Reid
RICE FERGUS MILLER/JT BLACKWOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to an Olympic College student who intends to use their education to improve the lives of children, or who has overcome a disability to pursue his or her education.
Donors: Rice Fergus Miller Architecture; and Family and Friends of J.T. Blackwood
RYAN FAMILY NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS
The Ryan Family Nursing Scholarship rewards and recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
Donors: Tim and Bev Ryan
RAYMOND V. SCHWIETERING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a first or second-year student attending Olympic College Shelton.
Donor: Raymond Schwietering
JERLINE & ALAN SEARLE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for DACA-eligible students who have lived in Washington state at least one year.
Donor: Jerline & Alan Searle
HELEN LANGER SMITH & DR. MEREDITH P. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship for an Olympic College student demonstrating outstanding leadership, studying business and who is planning to attend a four-year college or university.
Donors: Helen Langer Smith and Dr. Meredith P. Smith
JOHN F. & JENNIE E. (KENYON) SNYPP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to provide support to Olympic College students who are interested in teaching mathematics and science.
Donor: John and Jennie (Kenyon) Snypp
SONS OF NORWAY OSLO LODGE 2-305 BREMERTON SCHOLARSHIP
This award will provide annual tuition support to students enrolled full time at Olympic College from Kitsap or Mason County and will provide support to students in all disciplines.
Donor: Members of Sons of Norway Oslo Lodge 2-305
SHARON AND RAYMOND SOULE / TRIFAM FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are available to students pursuing any course of study who demonstrate they are “in transition” in their lives.
Donor: Sharon and Raymond Soule
ROBERT B. STEWART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Based on academic merit and ability to clearly articulate personal and professional goals, this scholarship provides tuition to students attending Olympic College and intending to transfer to a four-year university majoring in one of the following fields – math, math-based science or engineering.
Donor: Robert B. Stewart
SHEILA ULLOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides tuition support for full-time students with an interest in art and music.
Donor: Charles Ullock
WARREN & JOANN VAN ZEE PRE-ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, established by a former OC Foundation Board member, is awarded to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Donor: Warren & Joann Van Zee
WILLIAM J. AND SANDRA J. WALGREN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by William and Sandra Walgren to support students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university and planning to major in a Chemistry-related discipline such as Pharmacy, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.
Donor: William and Sandra Walgren
GORDON AND MURIEL WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIPS
(1st year & 2nd year)
These scholarships are awarded to a Kitsap County high school graduate who plans on pursuing an academic program at Olympic College with the intent of earning a bachelor’s degree.
Donor: Gordon and Muriel Williams
CHAROLETTE YORK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a female student who is actively involved in extra-curricular activities that encourage physical fitness.
Donors: Patrick York, Linnea Hess and Friends
MARGARET BORQUIST NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Robert Borquist
IKE & VAL CULBERTSON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donors: Sons of Norway, Oslo 2-035 Bremerton
PAULINE DAHL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Members of Daughters of the American Revolution
HERBERT H. GOODMAN NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Herbert H. Goodman
SUE GULDJORD NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Family of Sue Guldjord
LESTER AND BETTY KRUGER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Lester and Betty Kruger
EDWIN AND IDA LEGGETT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Ida Leggett and Family
MARTI LEWIS “HAVE A CARE” SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Lester Lewis
MAURY NURSING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS
Donor: Jerry and Esther Maury
OPKF – WANDA MOSBARGER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Olympic Peninsula Kidney Center
CAPTAIN DONALD ROSS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Captain and Mrs. Donald Ross
MAURA MARLER PILET SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. William Marler
RETSIL VETERAN’S SCHOLARSHIP
For a graduate of South Kitsap High School.
Donors: Veterans of Retsil Veterans Home
COLONEL HARRY T. SHARKEY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Arlene Sharkey and Family
FRANCES C. SUTTON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Frances C. Sutton
HOWARD TRUANT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Howard Truant