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Kitsap Community Foundation accepting applications for 2014 scholarships

The Kitsap Community Foundation is taking online applications for its 2014 scholarships. Anyone interested will find the online application form and more information on the foundation’s website at www.kitsapfoundation.org.

Applications are being accepted until March 15 for five scholarships:

•  Charles and Dorothy Martell Scholarship: This will be awarded to a Kitsap County high school student graduating in 2014, to help pay for tuition or costs of books, music or supplies, and help with the cost of instruments. Strong consideration will be given to participants of the Kitsap Youth Symphony, and students wishing to continue music or music education beyond high school. This scholarship is for approximately $980.

•  Fred and Marvel Hill Scholarship: This year’s $800 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of the North Kitsap School District or a North Kitsap student with a GED equivalent accepted by an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school.

•  Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre Scholarship: The KCMT Scholarship Fund will award up to three $1,000 merit-based scholarships to qualified applicants. Consideration will be given to the applicant’s strengths in one or more of the following areas: KCMT participation, KCMT leadership, community service and leadership, other performing arts activities, other outside activities, and academics.

•  Marie A. Barker Teaching Scholarship: Eligible applicants for this $1,000 scholarship must be full-time students attending Olympic College and accepted into the Western Washington University Woodring College of Education program. Applicants will be ranked in the following order of preference: 1) North Kitsap High School graduates enrolled in the program in Bremerton; 2) North Kitsap graduates enrolled in the program elsewhere in Washington; and 3) Other students enrolled in the program in Bremerton who demonstrate financial need and academic success.

•  Nova Group Scholarship Fund: The $1,000 scholarship is for students seeking a degree or certification in engineering or construction management.

Kitsap Community Foundation, a tax-exempt, independent public charity whose mission is helping Kitsap County’s residents by connecting people who care with causes that matter, is organized and operated primarily as a permanent collection of endowed funds. Income from the investment of these funds provides long-term benefits to Kitsap County and its residents through creative advocacy, scholarships, and grant-making activities.

If you have questions about the scholarships or the Kitsap Community Foundation, contact Kol Medina, executive director, at 360-698-3622 or kol [at] kitsapfoundation [dot] org.

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