SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2016
Nooksack Valley Scholarship Foundation is a locally operated and supported, non profit 501(c)(3), tax exempt scholarship foundation. Operated by an all volunteer Board of Directors, the purpose of Nooksack Valley Scholarship Foundation is to expand access to educational oppurtunities by involving and assisting our community in the support of Nooksack Valley students and in the encouragement of educational achievement.
Rising costs are closing doors to higher education for many individuals in our community. Through Nooksack Valley Scholarship Foundation we have the opportunity to make a strong, collective statement about the importance of education beyond high school. We can provide both encouragement and financial support for local students.
Our first meeting took place January 1998, with 14 dedicated community members. By April 30th of that year we had received $1500.00 in donations plus $1500.00 in pledges. What really gave us a boost was a $21,000.00 memorial edowment from Francis and Alfred Baker.
Our first year goal was to award eight $500.00 scholarships in the spring of 1998. Nooksack Valley Dollars for Scholars awarded $9,000.00 to the 1998 NVHS graduates.
Nooksack Valley Dollars for Scholars has been very fortunate to receive a number of donations from generous people and organizations in our community. With this generosity, we have been able to award over $764,350.00 to 638 NVHS graduating seniors in the last 18 years.
2013 is the last year opperating as Nooksack Valley Dollars for Scholars.
We closed that foundation and opened Nooksack Valley Scholarship Foundation. We would like to Thank the Dollars for Scholars for their help in establishing our organization, but as they reorganized nationally, we felt the need to keep our money local for the NVHS students. We intend to grow the Nooksack Valley Scholarship Foundation endowment so it can keep on giving to the future generations of NVHS students.
Nooksack Valley Scholarship Foundation's misson is to raise and administer funds to provide opportunities, encouragement, financial support for the Nooksack Valley High School graduates. To encourage Nooksack Valley High School students to further their education beyond high school.