Elizabeth Eriksen Scholarship

Open toFor students at Washington

This scholarship was established by Elizabeth Eriksen and the Parkland-Spanaway Kiwanis Foundation.


To award a scholarship to one graduating seniors from Washington High School to pursue trade school or work-related education and training.

Amount1 scholarship(s) of $1,500 each. (total annual contribution: $1,500)
Award notesOne time award.
Selection criteria
  • Recipient must be a graduating senior of Washington High School.
  • Recipient must demonstrate financial need. Priority will be given to students not receiving other scholarships.
  • Recipient must plan to attend a vocational school, trade school, or apprenticeship
  • Priority will be given to students who have actively participated in Key Club.
Selection process

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


Elizabeth was born on April 17, 1986 with cerebral palsey and is a spastic quadriplegic, but she is NOT disabled. She considers herself to have some physical limitations, can’t speak well and is in a wheelchair. She is NOT mentally challenged.

Her father and guardian is Allen Eriksen, a disable veteran.

She graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in 2004 and was on the honor roll.

She and her father joined Kiwanis about twelve years ago. Kiwanis is an international service organization whose motto is “Serving the Children of the World”. The combined Parkland Spanaway Kiwanis Club has been in this area since 1949.

After graduation, she wanted to figure out what she could do for a living. She had been told to look at what she could do, not what she couldn’t do.

She studied successful investors to see what they did to get rich. She knew that Warren Buffet had taken eighteen years to make his first million dollars. Elizabeth wants to beat his record.

Her occupation now is investor and stock analyst.

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