Dr. Shaun Carey Scholarship

Open toFor students at Washington

This scholarship was established by teachers and former teachers at Elmhurst Elementary School to honor Dr. Shaun Carey, Principal from 2001 to 2012.  The scholarship is currently maintained by contributions from Shaun and Tonya Carey and their colleagues.


This scholarship will be awarded to two former Elmhurst students graduating from Washington High School.

Amount2 scholarship(s) of $1,000 each. (total annual contribution: $2,000)
Award notesOne time award.
Selection criteria
  • The recipients must have attended Elmhurst Elementary at least one full academic year.
  • The recipients must be a graduating senior from Washington High School with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.
  • The recipients must have demonstrated evidence of involvement in service to the greater community.
  • The recipients may attend a college, university, vocational, or technical school.
Selection process

The Washington Scholarship Committee will select the recipients. An alternate for each scholarship shall be selected and the scholarship shall be awarded to that individual if the primary award winner does not meet the requirements of the scholarship.


About Dr. Shaun Carey

Dr. Shaun Carey started his career in the Franklin Pierce Schools as a teacher at Ford Middle School. Within two years he was the Dean of Students at Ford. In 2001 he became principal at Elmhurst Elementary and remained in that position until 2012 when he accepted the position of Director of Human Resources. He is currently Deputy Superintendent. His wife, Tonya is a teacher at Brookdale Elementary. Upon leaving Elmhurst, the teachers that served with Shaun wanted to honor him with a scholarship. Shaun, in turn, wanted to acknowledge these special teachers and the gift they gave him through their belief in the power of education.

Administration of the fundThe fund is administered by the Franklin Pierce Foundation, a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of Washington.
Method of payment
  • Receipt of a completed Scholarship Acceptance Form will hold this scholarship for the student. The scholarship can be held no longer than 16 months after June 30th of the year of graduation from high school.
  • Upon receipt of Proof of Enrollment Form including a student ID number, funds will be released to the institution in the name of the student.
Complete the Scholarship Acceptance Form and Proof of Enrollment Form online at: https://franklinpiercefdn.org/forms-for-recipients/
Fund typeAnnual scholarship