ASF Scholarship Program
ASF has a rich history of providing scholarships to Anacortes students and a robust current program. In June 2022, ASF awarded 132 scholarships to 105 students.
Featured Scholarships from Barrett Financial
Barrett Financial is a wealth management firm celebrating 30+ years of business in Anacortes, WA. Barrett is committed to giving back to the Anacortes community and believes that we can work together to inspire a path to a better future. Barrett also believes that access to higher education is an important measure of progress and proudly hopes to provide a leg-up towards increased educational mobility.
Barrett Financial First in Family Scholarship
The Barrett Financial First in Family Scholarship is a $5,000 annual scholarship offered to an Anacortes High School graduating senior who is a first generation college student who plans to attend a 4-year college. This award focuses on high-achievers that combine stellar academic performance with extracurricular success.
Barrett Financial Student of Color Scholarship
The Barrett Financial Student of Color Scholarship is a $5,000 annual scholarship offered to an Anacortes High School graduating senior who identifies as a Person of Color and who plans to attend a 4-year college. This award focuses on high-achievers that combine stellar academic performance with extracurricular success.
Scholarships are funded each year in two ways
$1000 or more
Minimum of $20,000 (payable to ASF over up to 4 years)
How are ASF Scholarships awarded?
Each spring, students are invited to apply online for ASF scholarships. Students submit one common application and are considered for over 120 individual scholarships. Depending on the type of scholarship students may be asked to include grades, test scores (optional), area of career interest, extracurricular activities, community involvement, financial need, etc.
The ASF Scholarship Selection Committee reviews the applications and the available scholarships and decides on the awards. The donors, if they desire, are notified of the award recipient. However, IRS rules do not allow the donor to select the scholarship recipients.
Some scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, while others are based on areas of interest or financial need. Some are awarded for students pursuing an education in a specific field of study (such as STEM, nursing, the arts, international studies, etc.). Some are awarded based on a student's demonstrated willingness and ability to help others. Most are awarded on a combination of criteria (with some criteria to serve as “tie-breakers.”)