English Language Learner Scholarship

Open toFor district-wide competition
Summary

This annual scholarship was established by the English Language Learner Support Team of Franklin Pierce School District.

Purpose

This scholarship is intended to encourage and assist an ELL graduating senior to continue their education. Although the recipient may have attended either GATES, Franklin Pierce or Washington High School, there will be only one scholarship district-wide.

Amount1 scholarship(s) of $500 each. (total annual contribution: $500)
Award notesOne time award.
Selection criteria
  • The recipient must currently be in an ELL program or transitioned during their time in the Franklin Pierce School District.
  • Each recipient must be a graduating senior exhibiting perseverance in overcoming obstacles in attaining an education.
  • The recipient may attend a college, university, vocational, or technical school.
Selection process

Each school’s scholarship committee will select a nominee for this scholarship and submit the name to the Foundation. The scholarship committee is strongly encouraged to seek the input of the ELL teachers and staff before making their selection. If more than one high school has a qualified recipient, then the Foundation will make the final selection. An alternate shall be selected annually and the scholarship shall be awarded to that individual if the primary award winner does not meet the requirements of the scholarship.

Special considerations: If more than one high school has a qualified recipient (male or female), then the Foundation will make the final selection. The ELL team will be informed by the school or the Foundation of the name of the recipient and when and where the awards presentation will take place.

About

About the English Language Learner Program

Franklin Pierce School District is privileged to encompass a growing number of English Language Learners that walk our halls and bring a rich diversity to the classroom.

These students face challenges each day as they are learning English while grasping grade level academic concepts. This educational challenge is coupled with adapting to a new home and new culture. Many families have immigrated to our country seeking quality educational opportunities for their children as they share our belief of education as the key to a better life. Many of our students are first generation high school graduates.

The success and determination that the English Language Learner exhibits is an inspiration to staff and peers alike. The service they will contribute to the community is invaluable.

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/for-recipients/
Fund typeAnnual scholarship
Founded2016
Ended
ActiveYes