FAQs About Scholarships

What types of Scholarships are available?

A variety of scholarship funds have been established at the Foundation.
  • Inskeep Scholarship – For San Juan Island high school graduates who demonstrate significant need and an ability to succeed to attend college or university.
  • John Volk Memorial Scholarship – For individuals who demonstrate a dedication to community service and wish to pursue a career in aviation or aviation related services.
  • SJICF Scholarship  - For San Juan Island residents to attend an accredited community college, two-year college, four-year college or university, graduate school program, or vocational/career program.

How do I know if I am eligible for a scholarship?

The Foundation offers several different scholarship programs. Each program has its own criteria.  Please review the selection criteria for the scholarship program to which you plan to apply.

What if I’m planning to attend a vocational school?

Certain scholarship programs are targeted to career paths and you are encouraged to call us at (360) 378-1001 to get more information.

What expenses does a scholarship cover?

A scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, lab fees and required text materials.  It may not be applied to transportation or housing costs.

How is a scholarship paid?

Scholarship awards are always paid to the educational institution on behalf of the named recipient.  Any unused portion will be returned to the Foundation. No awards will be made directly to students or their families.

When can I apply for a scholarship?

Anytime.  Applications for college programs are usually reviewed in the spring. Other applications are considered throughout the year.

How can I apply?

The availability of scholarships is advertised locally.  Applications can be downloaded from the Foundation website or picked up at the San Juan Island Community Foundation Office, 640 Mullis, Suite 104, Friday Harbor, WA.  You may also call the Foundation office, 378-1001.

How are recipients selected?

Recipients are selected based upon a fully completed application that is submitted by the specified deadline. Interviews will be arranged and additional information may be requested before the review committee makes its decision. The number of applicants always exceeds the number of available awards. Not all applicants will receive funding.

When will I know if I have been selected?

The date of notification depends on the type of scholarship. Please call the office at (360) 378-1001 for information about your specific application.

Are scholarships renewable?

If you maintain good academic standing and continue to meet the scholarship criteria, you may reapply for additional funds at the end of each grant period. However, continued funding is never guaranteed.