Zagar Family Scholarship

Open toFor students at Franklin Pierce

This scholarship is funded annually by the Zagar family to support two seniors wishing to pursue higher education at a four-year college or university.


A scholarship award is made to two graduating seniors of Franklin Pierce High School. One scholarship is for a student who intends to pursue a career in health services and the other for a student who intends to pursue a career in social services.

Amount2 scholarship(s) of $1,000 each. (total annual contribution: $2,000)
Award notesOne time award.
Selection criteria
  • Must be a graduating senior of Franklin Pierce High School with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher
  • Must have documented active involvement in school activities, clubs, or athletics
  • Must have documented active involvement in volunteer service to the community
  • Must be a person of integrity and high moral character
  • Priority will be given to those attending a four-year university
Selection process

The Franklin Pierce Scholarship Committee will submit the names of all qualified applicants to the Zagar family for determination of each award. The family will select a winner for each award. They will also select an alternate for each award and the scholarship shall be awarded to that individual if the primary award winner does not meet the requirements.


Bryan Zagar, educator in the Franklin Pierce School District since 1998, and his wife, Heather Zagar, a long-time registered nurse in the greater Tacoma area, wish to award these scholarships to two deserving seniors. Both Bryan and Heather are passionate about service occupations and place great value on attending a four-year liberal arts university. They also believe in generous living and that “to whom much is given, much is required”.

In establishing this scholarship Bryan wishes to remember his two grandmothers Adeline Zagar and Marjorie Moore. Adeline was a woman of deep faith who helped to instill in Bryan a strong work ethic, the importance in living frugally, and the value in serving the neediest of society.  Marjorie was a constant champion and supporter of higher education and taught Bryan from a young age the value of engaging in the challenging issues of life.

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