Every spring since 2009, the Grapeview Community Association has been offering college scholarships to one or more high school seniors. The amount of the award varies depending on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of money that has been raised by the association during the previous year from the annual Crab Feed in February and the Grapeview Water and Art Festival in July. Scholarship awards have generally ranged from $500 to $3000.
To qualify for a GCA scholarship, students must have attended Grapeview School for a minimum of one year between kindergarten and eighth grade and be graduating from an accredited high school. The award may be used at any state or private university, college, vocational/technical school or trade school in the United States that is accredited by the state where it is located or by industry. Evaluation considerations for awards include academic achievement, financial need, involvement in school, service and community activities (particularly in the Grapeview community), and evidence of work in high school that shows preparation for further education and the student’s major/career plan.
- Seniors attending North Mason High School, James Taylor High School or Shelton High School should ask for applications from their school’s scholarship coordinator, generally by mid January each year.
- Students at other high schools should contact the scholarship chair, listed below, no later than Feb 1st for application materials and information.
Due dates are tied to scholarship notebook or senior portfolio due dates in those schools, which are generally in the first two weeks of March. Those documents will be used to evaluate applicants from schools where they are available. Students from schools that don’t create senior portfolios will need to gather documents that speak to the criteria listed in the previous paragraph and submit those to the committee along with their application. Decisions are generally made in April of each year and students will be notified about award decisions by late May. Awards are sent directly to the student’s college or university once proof of enrollment is received.
An application can be downloaded here: 2021 Scholarship Application
For questions or more information, please contact the GCA Scholarship Committee Chair at the email address listed on the application form.
GCA Scholarship Committee
Leslie Nuttman, Chair
Sherry van Dijk