Princess Bowl Scholarship

Open toFor students at Franklin Pierce and For students at Washington
Summary

This scholarship is funded annually by the Princess Bowl through the Summit-Parkland Youth Association.

Purpose

The scholarship will be awarded to two female graduates, one each from Franklin Pierce High School and Washington High School. The scholarship may be used at any two- or four-year college or university.

Amount2 scholarship(s) of $500 each. (total annual contribution: $1,000)
Award notesOne time award.
Selection criteria
  • Must be a graduating senior and participated in the Princess Bowl as a member on their respective team.
  • The young woman must have demonstrated leadership throughout the duration of her time involved in the Princess Bowl program.
  • She must show a positive influence on others.
  • She must demonstrate willingness to serve her community through the event.
  • She has a plan for a bright future which includes attending college.
Selection process

Each recipient of this scholarship will be selected by their respective Princess Bowl coach. The coaches will base their selection on the stated criteria.

About

Line of scrimmage at the Princess Bowl.Photo credit: Barney Phillips http://www.r-bphoto.com/For three years Shannon Phillips, a parent in the Franklin Pierce District worked to organize a flag football game between the ladies of Washington High School and Franklin Pierce High School. Finally, with the assistance of the Summit-Parkland Youth Association, the Princess Bowl became a reality when the first game was held in March of 2011.

As the idea for the game developed it become clear that it would be a perfect fundraiser for the school district’s Daffodil Float.  For both high schools to have a Daffodil Princess and participate in the Daffodil Festival a community float representing the district is required. Raising money each year for the float was always a challenge. A need for a consistent source of income for the float was evident. Since young ladies from both schools would be participating in this flag football game it seemed logical to use it as the fundraiser for the District Festival float and in support of the schools’ Daffodil Princesses. This led to the name of the event, the Princess Bowl.

The event depends entirely on volunteers.  The main organizers included Shannon Phillips, Alan Rainwater, Jeff Scott, Kelly Miles, Jesse Rainwater, Pam Rainwater, Maiya Heath, Linnea and Steve Sager.  Other volunteers for the evening of the event includes the officiating crew, chain gang, announcer, and folks running the concession stand and ticket sales.

The event has been very successful and through sales of admission and concessions, generates nearly $5000.00 each year.  Not all of the money generated each year was needed to pay for the float. Originally there was a plan to purchase an actual “float” structure. When that proved unfeasible the organization decided to set aside some funds each year for two $500 scholarship to be awarded to one young lady from each team.

Each player must pay a $15 registration fee which covers the cost of their participant tee shirt and acts as a source of investment in a program that includes six weeks of preparation for the game.  The organization and coaches continually instill in the girls that they are there for community service as part of the Daffodil Festival.  They are encouraged to play fair, to be there throughout the entire process of the event, to provide entertainment for their community, and to do their very best to promote spirit and create an atmosphere of community. These goals are reflected in the scholarship selection criteria.

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
Founded2015
Ended
ActiveYes