Joy of Generosity Scholarship

Open toFor students at Franklin Pierce, For students at GATES, and For students at Washington

This scholarship is funded annually by Our Savior Lutheran Church.


A Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at each of the three Franklin Pierce District High Schools (GATES, Washington, and Franklin Pierce) to pursue vocational or technical education that leads to economic empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Amount3 scholarship(s) of $2,500 each. (total annual contribution: $7,500)
Award notesRenewable with conditions.

Each recipient may receive up to $3,500 for two years. $2,500 will be awarded in the first year. The following year, $1,000 will be available if the recipient continues pursuing vocational or technical education. (Total annual contribution: $7,500 in the first year, up to $10,500 in the following years.)

Selection criteria
  • A graduating senior pursuing vocational or technical education
  • Demonstrates an unmet financial need
  • Demonstrates resilience in the face of adversity
Selection process

Each school’s Scholarship Committee will select the recipient. 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.


Our Savior Lutheran Church

Over the last ten years, Our Savior Lutheran Church, located on the eastside of the Franklin Pierce School District, has generously given away over $1.3 million to local, regional, national, and international nonprofits. These dollars went to enhance food security, safeguard housing, support addiction recovery, celebrate indigenous communities, bolster mental health resources, make our streets safer, and foster inclusive, welcoming communities. These extraordinary efforts are not about the dollars, but are about people. Through relationships, countless lives have been transformed and bonds of trust and belonging have been deepened.

And, hundreds of thousands of those dollars have remained right here in Pierce County, supporting the dreams of students and families who call the Franklin Pierce School District, “home”. Every February, the church honors the incredible work of these community partners at an event called, the Joy of Generosity.

Our Savior is thrilled to announce the creation of the “Joy of Generosity” scholarship. They want to help make dreams come true by supporting an opportunity for students to continue school, chase their career goals, and generously share their talents and skills to help and love the people where they live, work, learn, and play.

This scholarship is not just about financial support; it’s about the joy found in unconditional love and a celebration of a spirit of generosity in all things.

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:
Fund typeAnnual scholarship