What types of Scholarships are available?

25 Apr 2012, written by

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 […]

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

23 Apr 2012, written by

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.

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

21 Apr 2012, written by

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

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What expenses does a scholarship cover?

19 Apr 2012, written by

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.

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How is a scholarship paid?

19 Apr 2012, written by

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.

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How can I make a grant recommendation from my fund?

14 Mar 2012, written by

Donor advisors may recommend a grant electronically.   Or, alternatively, a Recommend A Grant Form (pdf ) may be downloaded, printed, completed, signed and  returned to the Foundation Office by mail ~ PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or, in person ~ 640 Mullis Street, Suite 104, Friday Harbor. (360) 378-1001.  If preferred, call the office and […]

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How are grant recommendations approved?

13 Mar 2012, written by

All grant recommendations are reviewed by the Foundation Grants Committee on a monthly basis. Grant recommendations are reviewed for compliance with the terms of the donor’s Fund and qualification of the proposed grantee. By Foundation policy, verified grant requests under $5,000 may be awarded by the Grants Committee while recommendations over $5,000 are passed to […]

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Who is eligible to receive a grant?

13 Nov 2011, written by

The Foundation only gives grants to tax-exempt organizations which include 501(c)(3)s, local non-profit branches of 501(c)(1)s, government agencies, non-profit schools and religious organizations (but only for non-religious purposes). Applicants must hold, and maintain in good standing, their 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designation by complying with IRS regulations and in particular filing the appropriate annual IRS financial […]

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Do we have to register with the Foundation to be considered for a grant?

13 Nov 2011, written by

Yes. Any organization that wishes to submit a grant application must be registered online with the Foundation. Call (360) 378-1001 to get started, or send us an email at info@sjicf.org.

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How does our organization register with the Foundation?

12 Nov 2011, written by

The process to register your organization profile is initiated by a phone call to the office at (360) 378-1001 to obtain a nonprofit login account and to set up a 15 minute appointment to walk through the data entering process. The organization profile must be updated as needed and, at least annually by your organization.

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