The Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation (WSPMF) Scholarship Program has a new addition, beginning this year. There are two different scholarship opportunities available, each requiring a separate application.
The WSPMF is offering five renewable $1,000 scholarships per year (maximum of four years) to be used for tuition, fees, or books.
Awardees must be pursuing a university/college degree or vocational certification as an enrolled student. A dependent child must be at least a senior in high school to apply. Please see application packet for full details.
The Farrington Scholarship Fund
The WSPMF received a generous donation many years ago and have named this scholarship in honor of the donors. The board voted and decided to use the funds to provide a trade school scholarship to one individual each year. This scholarship is a one-time, $3,000 scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, or books.
Awardees must be pursuing a trade school certification as an enrolled student. A dependent child must be at least a senior in high school to apply. Please see application packet for full details.
General Information – For Both Scholarships
Who May Apply:
· Any contributing member of the WSPMF who is on active, retired, or disability status with the Washington State Patrol, their spouse, or their dependent children. The contributing member deduction was increased to $5/paycheck on January 1, 2022. You may submit an updated deduction form to continue to qualify as a contributing member.
· Any surviving dependent of a WSP employee who was active, disabled, or retired at the time of their death and who was a contributing member of the WSPMF. A surviving dependent is defined as the living spouse who was married to the decedent at the time of his/her death; surviving children is defined as a natural child(ren), stepchild(ren) or adopted child(ren) of decedent, as defined above.
Applications will be screened by a non-departmental scholarship committee. They will be evaluated by the following criteria:
70% Financial Need/Essay
30% Answers to the Questionnaire
Deadline: Completed applications must be received by the Memorial Foundation by April 8, 2024, by 5:00 p.m., to be considered. Applications are available at the following locations:
District and Division Secretaries
Megan King – Memorial Foundation
If you have any questions, please contact Megan King at (360) 597-4411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.