Blaine Scholarship Foundation
The Blaine Scholarship Foundation is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to financially supporting Blaine High School seniors to further their education opportunities. The Blaine Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization devoted to the continued education of graduating seniors from Blaine High School. We as an organization have been supported by the generosity of the community members and businesses in Whatcom and Skagit Counties
Recipients – Jessica Whitten, Shelby Freeman, Leo Good, Logan Klander, Tyler Haggith, Charanveer Singh, Oscar Caridad, Sydney Thrall, Megan Tran, Elijah Yost, Cayla Bullard, Maya Ball, Colby Bosman, Dylan Burnett, Aliza Coffey, Payton Ives, Mackenzie Monogue, Andrea St. Martin, Samantha Boczek, Savannah Camba, Landon Chase, Jocelyn Hicks, Ingrid Aosved, Marni Aosved, Charles Streeter
M.K. Bailey Science & Technology Scholarship
The Robert and Lisa Bailey Foundation awards annually to a most deserving student who plan to pursue a college degree utilizing their math and science skills. M.K. Bailey was Bob Bailey’s grandfather who taught himself electronics and radio theory during the Depression years in East Texas despite having only an eighth grade education. “Monk,” as he was known, valued education and would have given anything to learn engineering. The students who most likely will be awarded this scholarship will have shown a track record of math and science proficiency, a high GPA and SAT score, and was accepted into an accredited math, science, or engineering college program.
Recipient – Samantha Boczek
Abrams Family Scholarship
The Abrams family moved to the Blaine area in 1996. Our sons, Alex and Sam both graduated from Blaine High School and we feel strong ties to the community. Education has made a big difference in our lives. The Abrams Scholarship has been established to help provide the opportunity for higher education to deserving students in the community.
Recipient – Landon Chase
The Northern Light Scholarship
The Northern Light is the community newspaper for Blaine and Birch Bay. Founded in 1995, the newspaper values the role the school district plays in developing solid citizens and inquisitive minds. The Northern Light is pleased to offer a scholarship to a graduating senior who is pursuing a college degree with a focus in journalism and/or communications.
Recipients – Marni Aosved, Ingrid Aosved
Dr. Steven Bunch Scholarship
Dr. Steven Bunch graduated from Blaine High School in 1964. He then attended Central Washington University. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree from Central, he went to Washington State University, eventually earning his doctorate. At the time of his death in 1988, Dr. Bunch was the director of institutional research and planning at the University of Portland.
Recipient – Charles Streeter
Norma R Smith Scholarship
My family moved here from Scotland when I was 5 years old. I graduated from BHS in 1980. I received a scholarship to BTC, graduating from the LPN program, I was able to work both in a hospital setting and family practice office. My father always told me growing up, “This is the land of opportunity. I would like to honor my father Nick Smith by giving back to the community, and allowing you to have an opportunity to live out your American dream.
Recipients – Shelby Freeman, Maya Ball
Lynden Masonic Scholarship
When the Brethren of Kulshan International Masonic Lodge, located in Blaine, amalgamated with the Brethren of Lynden Lodge, the name was changed to Lynden International Masonic Lodge (LIML) to reflect the consolidation. The Blaine lodge never had sufficient funds to allow it to sponsor a scholarship, but the combined resources of the two lodges allowed LIML to expand its scholarship program to include Blaine High School seniors as a tribute to the former members. LIML subsequently consolidated with Nooksack Lodge and Ferndale Lodge and is now known as Lynden/Ferndale International Masonic Lodge No. 56. The scholarship program now serves seniors in Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Meridian and Nooksack Valley school districts.
Recipient – Andrea St. Martin
The PEO Sisterhood is a philanthropic educational organization whose goal is the support and advancement of women’s education. The organization began at a small college in Iowa in 1869. Today the PEO Sisterhood has over 250,000 members and celebrates 100 years of providing educational opportunities to local women this year. Locally, Blaine’s Chapter J has 40 members and is one of the oldest chapter in the state of Washington.
Recipients – Mackenzie Monogue, Ingrid Aosved, Marni Aosved
Semiahmoo Women’s Club
The Semiahmoo Women’s Club was founded in 1992 to promote fellowship among women in the Blaine and Birch Bay communities. A non-profit organization, the club’s first philanthropic project was the awarding of an academic scholarship to a female graduating senior from Blaine High School. This tradition continues to the present and now includes an annual art scholarship as well as additional academic scholarships open to both boys and girls.
Recipients – Megan Tran, Sydney Thrall, Charles Streeter, Marni Aosved, Elijah Yost, Samantha Boczek, Andrea St. Martin, Colby Bosman, Jocelyn Hicks, Mackenzie Monogue, Ingrid Aosved
Evelyn Bonallo, Jerry Bladies Food Bank Service Scholarship
The Evelyn Bonallo, Jerry Bladies Food Bank Service Scholarship was created in 2019 in appreciation of the many years of volunteer service of Mrs. Bonallo and Mr. Bladies to this community, and to recognize, in their honor, young people who volunteer their time for the benefit of others.
Evelyn Bonallo has led a lifetime of service to others. She was instrumental in starting the Blaine Food Bank 50 years ago, and continued to be an active volunteer and board member serving almost 50 years.
Jerry Bladies has served his community in many capacities he has volunteered for 20 years at the Blaine Food Bank, and has served as board member and director.
Recipients – Rachel Heinzer, Leo Good, Samantha Boczek
Blaine Fisherman Memorial
The Blaine Fisherman’s Memorial Committee was established in1984, for the purpose of remembering those fishers lost at sea since the turn of the century and to bless the fishers and their boats as they embark on a new season. Thus yearly we hold a blessing of the fleet ceremony each year in the Blaine Harbor.
Recipient – Taylyn DePauw
Whatcom Community College Foundation
With the generous support of our community, the Whatcom Community College Foundation provides over $300,000 in scholarships to WCC students each year. The Kenneth L. Kellar Foundation Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding senior graduating from Blaine High School to help fund their Whatcom Community College education.
Recipient – Maya Ball
Blaine Fine Arts Association
The BFAA supports the arts programs promoting and providing for extracurricular enrichment to the students in art, band, choir, and drama. Our support includes monetary help with trips, awards, scholarships, and purchase of specialized, equipment. The Blaine Fine Arts Association is a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit organization of volunteer parents, teachers, and community members who work to promote, encourage, and support the efforts of the Blaine, Art, Band, Choir and Drama Students The BFAA is proud of the work our students produce, and the honors they receive.
Recipients – Mackenzie Monogue, Choir, Samantha Boczek, Band, Payton Ives, Drama
Mary Freeman Scholarship
Mary Freeman was a 1972 graduate of Blaine High School. She always loved music and theater and loved to paint. Mary played clarinet in school, and taught herself to play piano, banjo, and harmonica. Mary was a very generous person. Because of her love of the arts it was her desire to lend a hand to upcoming students of the arts, to help them pursue their dreams.
Recipients – Elijah Yost, Band, Megan Tran, Visual Arts
Blaine Soccer Club
The Blaine Soccer Club’s goal is to provide a means for the youth of Blaine to participate in the game of Soccer. The club is proud to have a scholarship program to graduating HS seniors who have given back to the club and the game of soccer throughout their high school days. This scholarship program was initiated in 1993 and is one of very few scholarships that are offered by a youth sports program to graduating seniors.
Recipients – Sydney Thrall, Maya Ball, Taylyn DePauw
Blaine Booster Club
The Blaine Athletic Booster Club goal is to recognize those who have maintained a high academic standard, donated time to the community, and participated in Blaine’s athletic programs.
Recipients – Leo Good, Taylyn DePauw, Maya Ball
Blaine Education Association
The Blaine Education Association is a professional educator’s organization. It is comprised of certificated staff including teachers, counselor’s, and librarians. In addition to supporting quality working conditions for staff and students, the BEA awards scholarships, provides opportunities for leadership, and national organizations.
Recipients – Aleksi Granger, Megan Tran, Savannah Camba, Renee Scheib, Elijah Yost, Taylyn DePauw, Andrea St. Martin, Elliot Schoen, Jillian Templeton, Marni Aosved, Ingrid Aosved, Jocelyn Hicks
John Fassett Memorial Scholarship
The American Legion Riders from Post 7 in Bellingham recognize students in Whatcom County with the John Fassett Memorial Scholarship. Recipients were selected based not only on their scholastic ability. They were also selected for exhibiting the same kind of giving heart that John Fassett showed in his lifetime by donating their time to help others, volunteering in their school and community, and setting examples of what it means to give without expecting anything in return.
Recipients – Will be announced after June 15