Scholars Pay It Forward With Community Service and Excel in Higher Education

Who We Are

In 2008 there was a need for scholarships for students in the 2.5 ¨C 3.5 GPA range¡ªstudents with the motivation and character who could succeed in college, but did not have ¡°perfect¡± grades. Created by four teachers in 2008, the Bremerton High School Pay It Forward Scholarship is based on the beliefs that:

Successful people often start out by getting a ¡°hand up¡± from mentors;
College should be an option for everyone, regardless of family income;
Students in the 2.5 ¨C 3.5 GPA range can successfully graduate from college if they are motivated and sincere; and
Paying It Forward by volunteering one¡¯s service enriches the character of the donor as well as the community.

Our mission is to increase local youths¡¯ lifetime success through further education beyond high school and by Paying It Forward.

The organization is fiscally responsible; we give no scholarship unless we can fully fund it for all four years first. Our finances are overseen by the Waterfront CPA Group of Silverdale, WA.

Since BHS PIF Scholarship is an all-volunteer non profit (501c3), between 95% - 97% of all donations go directly towards scholarships. We pay no salaries to staff members, rent no office space nor own any vehicles. Your donation is tax deductible.

We largely depend on private donations to fund our program. Please consider making a donation to this worthwhile cause. BHS PIF Scholarship changes the life course of BHS grads for the better.

Celebrating our 10th anniversary of giving in 2018!

2009 PIF Recipient

Alma-May

EWU - Dental Hygiene

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2014 PIF Recipient

Jose

WSU - Business

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2015 PIF Recipient

Chrysthel

OC - Elementary Education

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2012 PIF Recipient

Felice

EWU - Math, Elementary Education

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2012 PIF Recipient

Isaiah

EWU - Mechanical Engineering

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2008 PIF Recipient

Evron

United States Air Force

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2010 PIF Recipient

Matt

St. Martin's University - Accounting

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2011 PIF Recipient

Mary

UW - Prelaw, International Studies

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2011 PIF Recipient

Levi

CWU - Law & Justice

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2011 PIF Recipient

Corrie

PLU - Sociology

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2012 PIF Recipient

Tim

PLU - Music Education

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2013 PIF Recipient

Justin

CWU - Geology

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2013 PIF Recipient

Carolyn

UW - Environmental Education

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2013 PIF Recipient

Ariannna

PLU - Fine Arts

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2016 PIF Recipient

Eleni

WWU - Undecided

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2016 PIF Recipient

Bryani

UW - Undecided

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