Superintendent’s Scholarship

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

This Scholarship was established in 2002 by Dr. Steve Rasmussen and his wife, Terry. From 2007 to 2018, Superintendent Dr. Frank Hewins and his wife Cathy supported this scholarship. It now continues through the contributions of the current Superintendent, Lance Goodpaster and his wife Tricia.


The Superintendent’s Scholarship is intended to encourage and assist graduating seniors to continue their education beyond high school. Awards are made to graduating seniors of Franklin Pierce High School, Washington High School, and GATES High School.

Amount3 scholarship(s) of $1,000 each. (total annual contribution: $3,000)
Award notesOne time award.

$1,000.00 will be awarded at each high school.

Selection criteria
  • All graduating seniors are to be considered for this scholarship.
  • The student may attend a college, university, or vocational school.
  • The student is in critical financial need.
  • The student need not be in the top 10% of class ranking.
  • The student has exhibited hard work and focus on high school academics/vocational studies, but may not have expectation for recognition.
  • The student may have applied for, but has not received, other scholarships.
  • Parents of the student are not college graduates (but may have attended).
  • Minority students are given priority consideration.
Selection process

Students may not apply for this scholarship. Each school’s scholarship committee will select the recipient. An alternate shall be selected annually from the same school 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:
Fund typeAnnual scholarship