Grays Harbor College offers a variety of scholarships generously donated by various organizations and individuals in the community through the Grays Harbor College Foundation (Room 2401, 538-4243). More information is available at both the Foundation Office and the Financial Aid Office.
Applications for scholarships are generally available during winter quarter for the following academic year. Recipients are chosen by the Committee on Scholarships. The Committee on Scholarships will award scholarships to the best qualified candidates according to the criteria listed. Students should therefore not apply for specific scholarships but to the program as a whole. Any scholarships that are renewable require certain criteria be met such as grade-point average in order to receive the second year installment.
Available scholarships include the following:
Aberdeen Business and Professional Women’s Memorial Scholarship
This Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of a Grays Harbor County high school. General merit of the applicant is considered in the selection process.
Student should be a female sophomore with a 3.0 Grade Point Average.
Aberdeen Lions Club / Jack Vanderbeek Scholarship
The Lions Club of Aberdeen established this scholarship in 2001, in memory of longtime member Jack Vanderbeek. Vocational students in their first or second year are eligible, and must be a Taholah, Aberdeen, or South Beach resident.
Aiken and Sanders, Inc., P.S. Accounting Scholarship
This scholarship requires that the recipient be entering their sophomore year at GHC with a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average and be working towards a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.
American Association of University Women, (AAUW) Twin Harbors Scholarship
The Twin Harbors Chapter of AAUW offers this scholarship to a returning student who is a resident of Grays Harbor or Pacific County, preference given to a female with 3.0 GPA or better.
American Legion Post 140 – Westport
This scholarship is given by the American Legion Post 140 – Westport, Washington for a Veteran. The Veteran must be full time student for eligibility. Scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, and books.
Anchor Bank Scholarship
Anchor Bank sponsors two scholarships for students planning to attend GHC. Recipients should be graduates of a Grays Harbor County high school. The first scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman and the second scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore. Consideration will be based on scholastic achievement.
Anderson Middleton Company Scholarship
In the tradition of Anderson & Middleton Company which began in the lumber business in Aberdeen in 1898 and has continuously operated as a private family-owned business, this scholarship seeks to educate the commercial forestry leaders and practitioners of the future. To be eligible, students must be seeking a degree in Forestry, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled fulltime. There is an emphasis on individuals interested in working in the private-for profit timber industry.
Margaret E. Astrom Memorial Scholarship
Margaret E. Astrom was a member of the Class of 1940 at GHC and was a longtime Aberdeen resident with a successful career in Banking. A portion of her estate established this full-tuition scholarship, which is open to all students.
Bank of the Pacific Scholarship
This scholarship includes the Lynn Daneker Memorial Scholarship and is for an entering freshman or a returning student who is preparing for a career in Business Administration, Computer Science or Economics. It is awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong potential for success in academic work.
Bi-Mart Corporation Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Bi-Mart Corporation. A northwest company, Bi-Mart is employee owned. They do significant fundraising to generate this scholarship with the hope that it is impactful in the lives of the student recipients. Bi-Mart has a long-term goal of helping Grays Harbor College prepare students for employment. Preference will be given to a student in the Business and Retail sector.
E.K. & Lillian Bishop Foundation Scholarship
The E.K. and Lillian (Fleet) Bishop Foundation originally established these scholarships to GHC. The endowed program, created in memory of the area’s two generous benefactors, recognizes deserving young Grays Harbor students by supporting them as they follow their educational goals.
Ben & Darlene Brewster Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Dr. Ed Brewster, President of GHC, in honor of his parents, Ben and Darlene Brewster. This is a Challenge Scholarship with matching funds provided by the Foundation, and is open to all students.
Walter E. Brown Scholarship in Chemistry
This endowed scholarship is awarded to a deserving student with interest in Chemistry and other Sciences. Walter E. Brown, who died in 1993, made this scholarship endowment in gratitude to GHC for the education and support he received as a young student here. He continued his education at the University of Washington with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemistry and went on to earn a doctorate in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1949. His pioneering research work with the American Dental Association Health Foundation is renowned.
Brunstrom-Laito and Tonelli-Busato Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Karen Brunstrom-Laito, a 1958 GHC graduate, and her brother Rich Tonelli. The scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Science, Math or Education who maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Bob and Wanda Bush Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the estates of Mr. and Mrs. Bush. Two scholarships are awarded annually to qualifying freshmen or sophomores based on financial need and with a preference for Pacific County residents.
Cascade Natural Gas Scholarship
Funded through the Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, this scholarship is available to students majoring in business, economics, land management, finance, engineering, computer science, computer technology, human resources, and energy. Must be enrolled full time and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Clagett-Beale Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clagett, Mrs. Helen Beale Foote and Miss Hilda Beale in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Clagett. Students awarded this scholarship are returning students majoring in English, Education and/or Mathematics. The committee considers general merit when selecting the recipient.
Dennis Colwell Memorial Scholarship
Friends and family established this scholarship in memory of Dennis Colwell, a longtime attorney and community leader. Mr. Colwell served as a GHC trustee for 13 years and on the GHC Foundation. This scholarship is open to all students who wish to apply, must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Brenda Dell Memorial Scholarship
The Brenda Dell Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Brenda Dell. She worked at Grays Harbor College for almost 20 years, most recently as Program Coordinator for Admissions & Records. She will be remembered as an inspiration, she lived her life to the fullest – regardless of the circumstances. This scholarship is open to all female students who wish to apply, must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Delta Kappa Gamma Heslep Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Emma Heslep. The recipient of this award is a freshman woman at GHC who is majoring in Education. The funds are to be used for the second year of study at GHC.
Descher Family Memorial Scholarship
The Descher Family Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Hoquiam High School graduate with a minimum 3.2 Grade Point Average. This is a Challenge Scholarship, funded by the Descher Family and matched by the GHC Foundation.
Mr. J.Y. Lee and the DKoram Inc. Company Scholarship is for students interested in International Business or Natural Resources. They must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship which funds full-tuition, books and expenses.
Ethel H. and James F. Doyle Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Patricia Nelson established this endowed scholarship in the memory of Jim and Ethel Doyle who lovingly raised their family of eight in West Aberdeen. Preference for this scholarship is given to a student enrolled in Building Trades Programs or other Vocational Programs.
Victor and Elizabeth Druzianich Family Memorial Scholarship
Long-time county residents Victor and Elizabeth Druzianich established these scholarships in 2003. The awards are available to students in any field of study, who reside within the GHC district.
John A. Earley Scholarship
The Earley Scholarship is granted to a graduating senior of any Grays Harbor County high school. Recipients should show good academic performance during their high school years and have potential for success at college.
Volney and Yetive Easter Memorial Scholarship
The family and friends of Volney R. and Yetive M. Easter established this endowed scholarship, awarded to a second-year Social Sciences major planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after graduating from GHC. Preference is given to Psychology or Sociology majors. A minimum college Grade Point Average of 3.0 in transfer level classes is also required.
H.C. Elliott, Sr. Scholarship
Mr. H. C. Elliott, Jr. chose to memorialize his father by establishing an endowed scholarship at GHC. The recipient of this scholarship will be an entering or returning student who is majoring in a Vocational field. Preference will be given to students who show strong potential in one of the trades.
Fannie Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, in memory of Fannie, hopes to inspire a nursing student at Grays Harbor College. The scholarship is open to graduates of any Grays Harbor County high school, favor given to Hoquiam High School graduates and single parents who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Olivetta Faulkner Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship program was established by the estate of Olivetta Faulkner. Ms. Faulkner moved to Grays Harbor in 1907 and lived most of her life in Aberdeen and Cosmopolis. The number of scholarships awarded and the amounts may vary.
Sharri Faulkner-Boyd and Olivetta Faulkner Nursing Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is presented to students who are pursuing a degree in Nursing. This scholarship has been offered since the early 1990s as a generous donation from the estate of Sharri Faulkner-Boyd.
Jim Fenton Memorial Scholarship
Family, friends and co-workers joined with the GHC Foundation to provide this scholarship in honor of Jim Fenton. Jim was first employed at GHC in 1973 and served in a variety of capacities, always lending a helping hand to students who experience dramatic life changes while attending GHC. During Mr. Fenton's lifetime, he made a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of students; this scholarship in his memory will continue that tradition for years to come. Preference is given to a high school graduate or displaced worker with a 2.5 Grade Point Average.
Martha Finch Memorial Scholarship, Chapter BC, P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholarship
This Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Scholarship is offered to a female Grays Harbor County resident returning to GHC for a second year. Personal integrity and scholarship achievement are considered. The recipient’s Grade Point Average should be 3.0 or higher.
Dr. James R. Frost Family Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established by family, faculty, staff and friends of GHC in honor of Dr. J. R. Frost and later in memory of both Dr. Frost and his wife Betty Lou. Dr. Frost served as an instructor, registrar and Dean of Instruction at GHC from 1951 until 1980. Scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman student who has demonstrated scholarship and academic potential.
Gay/Straight Alliance Scholarship
Funded by this campus’ student organization and matched by the GHC Foundation, these scholarships are designated for full-time students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or as an ally. Recipients must have a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average.
GED Testing Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for students who are pursuing their General Education Development (GED) and may be used to fund GED testing. Students may receive assistance for up to five tests when those tests are being taken for the first time.
Tom Gillies Memorial Scholarship
Created from the estate of Mr. Tom Gillies, this endowed scholarship is awarded to deserving students based on their merit. A native of the Twin Harbors, Mr. Gillies had an outstanding career in the field of Library Science and later retired to the Olympia area. His brother, Mr. Stan Gillies, served on the GHC Board of Trustees from 1970 to 1982.
Lynne D. Glore Scholarship
This full-tuition scholarship is given in honor of Lynne D. Glore, former Executive Director of the Foundation. It was created by the Foundation Board to acknowledge the tremendous contributions of this outstanding individual. This scholarship is open to all students who wish to apply.
Goeres Family Scholarship
Family, friends and co-workers joined with the GHC Foundation to provide these scholarships in honor of Brent Goeres and his father, Buford Goeres. Brent taught English at GHC beginning in1981, served for many years on the College's Scholarship Committee, and was selected "Teacher of the Year" in 2002. His father served on the GHC Foundation Board.
Grays Harbor 40 et. 8, Voiture 91 Nurses Training Scholarship
The 40 et. 8, Voiture 91 Club provides scholarships to students preparing to be Registered Nurses. The scholarships are awarded to either new or returning students from Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties who have been accepted into the Nursing Program at GHC. Preference is given to a family member of a Veteran.
Grays Harbor Chapter of Washington Credit Unions Scholarship
The Grays Harbor Chapter of Washington Credit Unions has approved an ongoing commitment to fund a scholarship at GHC. This scholarship is granted to any second-year student with a 3.0 Grade Point Average or better pursuing an area of study. It is awarded to Credit Union members or potential members.
GHC Federation of Teachers/GHC Foundation Dislocated Worker Scholarship
These scholarships are supported by the GHC Federation of Teachers, the GHC Foundation, Twin Harbors Labor Council, faculty and staff of GHC, as well as local community members. They were created to assist students facing a declining job market in our area, specifically those impacted by the mill closures.
GHC Foundation Inc. Scholarships
The GHC Foundation annually awards scholarships to area high school graduates or equivalent that show aptitude for college work and have good academic records.
GHC President’s Award Scholarship
GHC President, Dr. Ed Brewster receives a special discretionary fund from the GHC Foundation that is used to fund this award. Scholarship recipients are randomly chosen from those high school students and parents who attend College Night. Open to all students.
Grays Harbor Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
These scholarships, made available by the Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) Auxiliary, support students taking coursework in the Medical field. Recipients of this award must have completed 50 hours of volunteer services at GHCH East or West Campus within the year prior. A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 and full time attendance are requirements.
Grays Harbor Pacific School Retirees’ Association Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the Grays Harbor Pacific County Retired Teachers’ Association to a Grays Harbor or Pacific County resident who has graduated from a local high school and has maintained a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.75 for one year at GHC.
Grays Harbor Poggie Club / George Powers Sr., Memorial Scholarship
The Poggie Club of Grays Harbor sponsors this scholarship to support a local Fisheries or Natural Resources major for his or her sophomore year at GHC.
Ida M. Greer Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed one year of college and who is studying for a degree in Forestry, Logging, Engineering or Education. The recipient must have graduated from a high school in Grays Harbor or Pacific County and attended one year at GHC or another Washington or Oregon college or university.
Victor H. Grinich Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is granted annually to residents of Grays Harbor or Pacific Counties in memory of Mr. Victor H. Grinich. Recipients must be studying Math, Astronomy, Science or Engineering, and be planning a career in a Math or Science related field.
Hale Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2015 in honor of Ms. Nancy Hale’s mother. The Hale Family Scholarship is given to assist a 2nd year nursing student in continuing their education. Students must be full time with a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. There is a preference given to those with financial need.
B. Hermann Scholarship
Bernadine Hermann, a longtime employee of GHC, established a trust fund in her estate to provide this endowed scholarships to students attending here. Scholarship and merit are used to determine the recipients.
Joseph C. Hernandez Scholarship
A bequest from the estate of Joseph Hernandez, two scholarships are available each year, one for a male and one for a female student. Students must be of Hispanic heritage. These are renewable scholarships for the second year.
Bertha & A. J. Hillier Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the family and friends of A. J. Hillier, former Forensics Coach and History Instructor at GHC. Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding returning student in History, General Education or Forensics.
Hole Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Rich and Pat Hole, both active members of the community. Pat was a former GHC Foundation Board Member, and Rich is a current Board Member. Rich was a Business Manager for the Aberdeen School District and Pat was an Executive Administrative Assistant with Weyerhaeuser. This is a Challenge Scholarship, awarded to a Business major with a 2.75 Grade Point Average.
Hughes Tool Scholarship
This scholarship program is made possible through the generosity of Mr. Pat Hughes, who understands the importance of a quality workforce and a student’s need for the necessary tools. This includes careers in Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Commercial Truck Driving (CDL), Diesel Technology, Nursing, and Welding Technology.
Ernie Ingram Founders Memorial Scholarship
To honor this Founder of the GHC Foundation, a scholarship was named in memory of Ernie Ingram. He was a signer of the Articles of Incorporation to form the Foundation in 1963. Mr. Ingram remained a strong supporter of the College throughout his lifetime. This full-tuition award is open to all students.
Marjorie K. Johnson Scholarship
A bequest from this Montesano community leader, this endowed scholarship is awarded to three deserving students each year. Ms. Johnson was involved in organizing the Montesano Community School Program, in addition to other civic causes. Open to all students.
Forest C. and Ruth V. Kelsey Foundation Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Kelsey felt very strongly that in any field of work, education was the key to success. They established these scholarships to give back to the Harbor for the success they had enjoyed in business. Scholarships are available to students pursuing careers in Nursing, Education or the Forestry Field.
Kiwanis Club of Ocean Shores Scholarship
This scholarship is open to any North Beach High School graduate focused on any full-time course of study. Those students who are in need will be given preference. This is a Challenge Scholarship, funded by the Kiwanis Club and matched by the GHC Foundation.
Jon V. Krug Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established by family, faculty, staff and friends of GHC in honor of Dr. Jon V. Krug, who served as Director of Occupational Education and Dean of Instruction from 1979 until 2000. The Industrial Technology Building (Building 700) was named in his honor. Recipients will be entering or returning students enrolled in short-term or long-term Occupational Training Programs.
Frank Larner Founders Scholarship
To honor this early member of the GHC Foundation Board of Directors, a scholarship was named in honor of Frank Larner in 2012. Frank was a long time partner with Preszler, Larner & Mertz in Aberdeen. He was a President of the Chamber of Commerce, served as a GHC Board of Trustee and GH Community Foundation Trustee. In 1994 he received the CPAs Vincent A. Gervais award for public service. Mr. Larner remains a strong supporter of the College. This is a full-tuition award open to all students.
Richard and Rhonda Lee Vocational Scholarship
This scholarship was generated by Richard and Rhonda Lee for a Vocational student, preferably one enrolled in a Diesel Mechanics, Welding, Carpentry or CDL. Student should maintain a 2.0 GPA. This scholarship is renewable.
Lempi Koli Lillegaard Scholarship
In memory of her husband, O-Thar (George) Lillegaard, her brother, Oliver Koli, and her mother, Eva Kangas, Lempi Koli Lillegaard generously willed her entire estate to establish this endowed scholarship at GHC. Lillegaard was a teacher at North Cove for many years. Preference is given to full-time freshmen, Aberdeen or Westport High School graduates with a 3.2 or higher Grade Point Average.
Linnenkohl Family Scholarship
These scholarships were founded in honor of a prominent local family. This is a Challenge Scholarship matched by the GHC Foundation. These scholarships will go to full-time Music majors.
George V. and Millie K. Lonngren Scholarship
Awarded to four qualifying Grays Harbor and Pacific County students each year, these renewable scholarships were endowed through the estates of the Lonngren family. Students must have a 3.0 Grade Point Average with preference given to dislocated workers. The Lonngrens were longtime harbor residents; he had a successful Forestry career with Rayonier and other logging operations.
Russell V. Mack Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is named for Russell Vernon Mack who moved to Aberdeen in 1895. He served in the US Army during WWI and he was a newspaper publisher for the Hoquiam Daily Washingtonian from 1934-50. Russell was elected US Representative from the 3rd District 1947 – 60. This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who is majoring in Journalism, Communications or Education.
Bobbie Jo Mattice Memorial Scholarship/Human Services Club
Established in memory of GHC student Bobbie Jo Mattice, this scholarship is awarded to a sophomore in the Human Services Program who has a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average. This scholarship is funded by fellow students and the Human Service Club.
Patsy E. McDonald Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in 2003 by Doctors Les Reid and Estelle Connolly Reid. It is awarded to a student who has been accepted into the GHC Nursing Program. The scholarship honors the Reids’ longtime friend, Ms. McDonald, who graduated from the GHC Nursing Program and worked in their Medical practices in both Aberdeen and Tacoma.
George Powell and Miriam C. Moir Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to students who are serious about their educational goals and have a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average. Mrs. Moir initiated these scholarships to honor her husband and the value of higher education they shared as a couple.
Montesano Farm and Home Scholarship
This scholarship, made available by the Montesano Farm & Home business in Montesano, supports Montesano School District full-time students in any course of study. A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 is required.
Luella Jean Mortimer Nursing
This full-tuition scholarship is given in memory of Luella Jean Mortimer. This scholarship is open to all 2nd year nursing students who wish to apply, preference given to a returning student with financial need. Must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. "Luella Jean Mortimer dreamed of being a nurse since childhood. In high school, during World War II, she took pre-requisite classes and applied to a Red Cross nursing program. She was accepted, but was only 17 and needed her father's signature to join. He refused, stating that war-time nursing was not a suitable career for his only child. So Luella traded patient care for child care; she married and had 8 babies. Life moved on, but her dream did not die. She subscribed to nursing journals and became the family "go-to" for all medical concerns. When Luella was 50, her husband died, leaving her with 2 children still at home. She decided this was the perfect time to rekindle her dream and enrolled in GHC's LPN program. Luella lived a full life as a mother, grandmother, and nurse; she died in 2013 at the age of 87. Her granddaughter, also a nurse, established this scholarship to continue her legacy."
James Murphy Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in the memory of James Murphy, a longtime Information Technology Department employee at GHC. This is a Challenge Scholarship, matched by the GHC Foundation.
Ocean Shores Lions Club Scholarship
The Lions Club scholarship is a Challenge Scholarship, matched by the GHC Foundation. Scholarship will be awarded to a North Beach High School student with a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher. Student must be enrolled full-time.
Brandon Oliver Diesel Tech Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family of Brandon Oliver as a memorial. Priority given to Diesel Tech students, this scholarship is open to all students who wish to apply.
Orkney Book Loan Fund
The Orkney Book Loan Fund is a loan meant to help students purchase required textbooks at the GHC Bookstore and cannot exceed $300. This loan is expected to be repaid by the end of the quarter and is not available to freshman.
Percy A. Parker Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Percy A. Parker, a charter member of the Grays Harbor Symphony Orchestra, and is awarded to an entering freshman majoring or minoring in Music.
Tyyne Parpala Memorial Scholarship, Chapter DP, P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholarship
This Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Scholarship is awarded to an Aberdeen woman enrolling at GHC. The scholarship is granted on academic performance as a Challenge Scholarship, matched by the GHC Foundation.
Wes Peterson Scholarship
This full-tuition scholarship is given in honor of Wes Peterson, former Executive Director of the Foundation. It was created by the Foundation Board to acknowledge the tremendous contributions of this outstanding individual. This scholarship is open to all students who wish to apply.
Chris & Jo Pickering Memorial Scholarship
Honoring two longtime Montesano residents, this renewable scholarship is awarded to a Nursing student with a 3.0 Grade Point Average. Preference is given to a graduate from Montesano High School.
Rhea Pinckney Memorial Scholarship, Chapter BC, P.E.O. Sisterhood
This Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Scholarship is awarded to a recent female graduate of a Grays Harbor or Pacific County high school, with a Grade Point Average of 3.2 or above, who is attending as a full-time sophomore. The scholarship was created by Chapter BC, P.E.O. Sisterhood in memory of Rhea Pinckney. Mrs. Pinckney was the last living Charter Member of Chapter BC, P.E.O., which was organized in 1923. Mrs. Pinckney was elected Washington State President of P.E.O. serving her term during 1944. This is a Challenge Scholarship, matched by the GHC Foundation.
Stuart Polson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who is majoring in Forestry. If no Forestry student is eligible, the scholarship may be awarded to another student. This scholarship was established by the Marigold Read Polson Trust in memory of her husband.
Liz Preble Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Bob Preble in honor of his late wife, Liz. She was active in her church, the library, Chapter AK of the PEO sisterhood, Girl Scouts, and art. This award is a Challenge Scholarship matched by the Foundation. It is open to all students on a year-to-year basis.
Push Rods of Hoquiam Scholarship
Members of this civic organization honor one student each year. The recipient must be enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program, preferably with sophomore status.
QD Uniforms Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Debbie Wetherald, the owner of the QD Uniforms, by her family and friends. Debbie, a Weatherwax high school graduate, worked locally for many years as a CNA before managing the QD Uniform shop. The QD Uniforms Scholarship is open to all 2nd year nursing students, enrolled full time with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Rayonier Advanced Materials Community Scholarship
The Rayonier Advanced Materials Scholarship is given to students who have graduated from Grays Harbor or Pacific County high schools and are a resident of Grays Harbor or Pacific Counties. Students interested in this scholarship must be pre-engineering and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better.
Reiner Family Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Reiner have provided this generous scholarship to help at risk students attend GHC to further their education. For many years, they owned Reiner’s Sporting Goods in downtown Aberdeen. Even though they have retired and moved to Olympia, their hearts are still here on the Harbor.
Rotary Club of Aberdeen / Carole Hunt Memorial Scholarship
This full tuition scholarship is sponsored by the Aberdeen Rotary Club in memory of Carole Hunt, who was a high school English teacher dedicated to education and literacy. Preference is given to an Aberdeen High graduate pursuing a major in English, Teaching, or Literacy.
Howard and Juanita Rowe Memorial Scholarship
The family and friends of Howard and Juanita Rowe established this scholarship in 1989. Mrs. Rowe worked for many years at GHC as the Scholarship Secretary. Because of her devotion and love for the students at the college, her family created this scholarship. The recipient will be selected on the basis of outstanding scholarship.
Russ Family Scholarship
The Russ Scholarship was given to inspire student excellence at Grays Harbor College. This scholarship is open to all students, but must be enrolled full time and maintain a 2.0 or better GPA. First preference to those students with financial need. Mr. Russ serves of the Grays Harbor College Foundation Board.
Randy & Laura Rust Nursing Scholarship
Supported by the generous contribution of Randy and Laura Rust, this scholarship is awarded to a Nursing student. Mr. Rust is a former GHC Trustee serving from 2009-2014, and member of the GHC Foundation Board.
Randy Rust Vocational Scholarship
Given in honor of Randy Rust, who served as a GHC Trustee 2009-2014. This scholarship is designed for a student who is pursuing a degree in a Vocational field. Students need to be enrolled full time and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be eligible. Mr. Rust is retired but continues to be active in community and business serving as a Board Member of the Grays Harbor College Foundation.
Peter and Marie Schafer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is granted by the family of Peter and Marie Schafer to a student returning for his/her sophomore year who has shown aptitude for college work.
Barbara Hill Scott Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is named in memory of Mrs. Barbara Hill Scott, a GHC graduate and elementary school teacher. She retired from teaching in 1993.
Seely Science Scholarship
These scholarships, made available by Truman and Ella Seely, support students taking coursework in the Sciences. Ella is a former GHC employee who worked closely with students enrolled in Science classes. Recipients of these awards must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0, and may attend full-time or part-time.
Gloria Seguin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is granted in memory of Ms. Gloria Seguin by her brother, Dr. Victor Grinich. Recipient is to be female, a graduate of a Grays Harbor County high school, studying Biological or Health Sciences, and planning a career in a health-related field.
Dr. Eddie and Barbara Smith Scholarship
Dr. Edward P. Smith, GHC President from 1953 to 1972, and his wife, Barbara, established this endowed scholarship in 1986. These scholarships are based on academic achievement and character.
Lee Smith Memorial Scholarship
Stanley Ellsworth (Lee) Smith attended GHC. Music was always a motivating force in his life; he continued to study Music and took weekly piano lessons throughout his long business career. He always said that he was “a pianist working as an accountant.” It would give Lee great pleasure to know that part of his enormous, loving legacy is to help a fellow Music student. This scholarship is open to all fulltime Music majors with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.
James Stewart Founders Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of this founder of the GHC Foundation, this full-tuition scholarship was designated for James Stewart in appreciation of his loyalty and continuing support of the College. Mr. Stewart was a member of the first graduating class at GHC. This award is open to all students.
Stewart Educational Fund Scholarship
James and Vera (Gilardi) Stewart established this endowed scholarship to recognize academic performance and character. The applicants for these scholarships will be considered on their character, academic performance, community service and their potential for achieving success in their chosen field of endeavor. Funding of these scholarships was from a timber harvest of private forest lands owned and tended by the donors. It is hoped that the recipients will help improve public understanding of the benefits of private Forestry and the local Forestry Industry.
Townsend Educational Fund Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is provided by Anita and Lee Townsend, long-time educators from Pacific County, now retired. Recipient is either a freshman or sophomore, with a disability.
UMAR Student Emergency Grant Fund
This fund was established in the spring of 2001 by Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim to honor his father, Mr. Umar Ibrahim. This money can be used to provide emergency financial assistance to a student for things like dealing with the death of a family member, medical issues, a house fire or temporary housing if left homeless. This grant does not exceed $250. For more information please call Student Services at 538-4066.
Uncle Craig’s Fund
Named in memory of longtime administrator and student advocate P. Craig Wellington, the Uncle Craig’s Fund can be used for such things as helping a student pay for a tank of gas so they can continue attending classes until other support is approved. For more information please call Student Services at 538-4066.
Bruce Vreeland Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was created by the estate of Bruce Vreeland. Mr. Vreeland was a graduate of GHC and worked for a number of years for the Juvenile Court of Grays Harbor County. The scholarship is intended for a student from Grays Harbor or Pacific County studying Music or Criminal Justice.
Connie Waugh Memorial Scholarship, Chapter AK, P.E.O. Sisterhood
This Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Scholarship is awarded to a student who is finishing their freshman year and who wishes to return to GHC for the second year. General merit of the student is considered in the selection for this Challenge Scholarship.
Marian J. Weatherwax Endowment Fund Scholarship
This endowed bequest from the widow of one of Aberdeen’s founding fathers provides several scholarships for qualifying students. Income from this portion of Mrs. Weatherwax's estate also supports the Bishop Center for Performing Arts and the Spellman Library, two areas of interest for this very generous donor.
Ruth West Scholarship
Established at the bequest of the late Ruth West, this endowed scholarship is for a student who has graduated from any area high school. Selection of the recipient is based on the student’s sincerity in attempting to further his or her education.
Westport Shipyard Scholarship
Provided by the Westport Shipyard, this scholarship is designed for a student pursuing a Vocational field or Sociology. First preference in awarding is given to an Ocosta High graduate. Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average required.
Windermere Real Estate Scholarship
As a Challenge Scholarship, the funds awarded from Windermere Real Estate will be matched by the GHC Foundation. This scholarship is open to all students and is given year-to-year.
Wolfenbarger and Gurr Families Scholarship
This annual scholarship supports deserving students who are majoring in Broadcasting, Communications or other Media fields. The Wolfenbarger and Gurr families established Jodesha Broadcasting in the Twin Harbors area. This is a Challenge Scholarship, matched by the GHC Foundation.
Penelope J. Woodruff Nursing/GHC Student Nursing Association
This scholarship was established by the Student Nursing Association to recognize an outstanding nursing student. Priority is given to a student who has completed their 1st year and plans to attend the GHC 2nd year nursing program. Preference will be given to active participation in the Student Nursing Association. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required.
World Class Scholars
Given to participants of the World Class Scholar (WCS) Program
, this scholarship program was started in 1993 as a partnership between students, parents, and Grays Harbor College. Available to students in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties, students sign a contract committing to several scholastic, leadership and community service goals to be met before their high school graduation. Students receive a $1500 scholarship award from the GHC Foundation during their first year at GHC.