Spirit of Service Scholarship

Open toFor district-wide competition

This scholarship is to support a student who is passionate about, and believes in, the value of helping others.


This scholarship is intended to thank and reward a student who has invested their own free time in making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Amount1 scholarship(s) of $1,500 each. (total annual contribution: $1,500)
Award notesRenewable with conditions.

The recipient will be awarded a total of $3,000-$6,000 based on the intended length of their educational program. Students enrolled in a 4-year university will receive $1,500 a year for up to 4 years. Students enrolled in a 2-year college or vocational program will receive $1,500 a year for up to 2 years. The recipient must show proof each year that they are continuing in their program of study. The scholarship will become available for an additional student once the previous recipient has received the amount in full or is no longer eligible.

Selection criteria
  • Must be a graduating senior from a Franklin Pierce District high school
  • Student must exhibit a dedication to helping others, including either of the following: documented ongoing involvement in service to the community (that goes above and beyond community service graduation requirements), or a regular lifestyle that incorporates daily service that wouldn’t otherwise be documented through community service hours (caring for a relative, improving their neighborhood, lobbying for a cause, looking after younger siblings, etc.)
  • The recipient may attend a vocational school, college, or university
Selection process

The Franklin Pierce, GATES, and Washington High Schools’ scholarship committees will each select a student for this scholarship and submit a nomination to the Franklin Pierce Foundation. Individual students may also submit a self-nomination. The nomination should include the name of the student, documentation of official community service hours, a narrative describing any undocumented service to others, and how the student might like to use their higher education to continue their service to others. The anonymous donors of the scholarship will then select the recipient from the submitted nomination materials. The donors will also select an alternate and the scholarship shall be awarded to that individual if the primary award winner does not meet the requirements of the scholarship.

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