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ASF Journalism Scholarship established by past ASF President Art Shotwell was awarded to Dashaun Coutee. Over the past 40 years, the Anacortes Schools Foundation has awarded over 1,000 scholarships and over $3 million to Anacortes graduates.
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The following list includes all scholarships ASF typically awards. Due to market activity or donor preference from year to year, there may be scholarships that are on this list but will not be offered in a given year.

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Thanks to the incredible generosity of families, businesses and organizations, each spring, ASF continues this tradition of support, awarding over $360,000 in scholarships each year. One common application makes students eligible for over 145 scholarships. The ASF Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and the available scholarships and decides on the awards. IRS rules do not allow donors to select their scholarship recipients. Some scholarships may be selected based on a combination of criteria, such as:

  • Academic performance
  • Areas of interest
  • Financial need
  • Pursuing education in a specific field (such as STEM, the arts, international studies, etc.)
  • Student's demonstrated willingness and ability to help others
  • We prioritize graduates of the Anacortes School District and residents of Anacortes and Guemes Island.

ASF multi-year scholarship

If you are awarded a multi-year scholarship, this means that your scholarship may be considered for additional years provided you:

A) Maintain good grades (some awards have specific GPA targets which must be supported with a transcript),

B) You are still pursuing a major or area of study that fits with the scholarship criteria, and

C) You request a renewal in March of each year by emailing us at Requesting a renewal is your responsibility. Renewals and amounts are neither guaranteed nor automatic.

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  • Scholarship Established: 2023
Barrett Financial is a wealth management firm celebrating 30+ years of business in Anacortes, WA. Barrett is committed to giving back to the Anacortes ... Read more
  • Scholarship Established: 2023
Barrett Financial offers an annual scholarship to an Anacortes High School graduating senior who identifies as a Person of Color and who plans to atte ... Read more
  • Scholarship Established: 2021
The Benjamin Guy Masters Memorial Scholarship, honors the memory of Benjamin, who passed away of brain cancer at age 10.
This scholarship is awarded to a student planning to attend a 4-year college who has demonstrated leadership skills, volunteerism.
The Bill Wells Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student with good character and a record of responsible citizenship that plans to major i ... Read more
The Brar Science Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Anacortes High School student with a record of exemplary academic merit to pursue his or her d ... Read more
The Cathy Ruschmann Memorial Scholarship was established through The Jean L. Copeland Living Trust in honor of Cathy Ruschmann.
  • Scholarship Established: 2021
This award goes to a student pursuing a degree in education with preference to elementary education.
This award goes to a student pursuing a 2-year degree, a CTE path, vocational, or technical program.
This scholarship is established through the Jean L. Copeland Living Trust and is awarded to a student who plans to pursue higher education in the fiel ... Read more