2021 ASF Scholarship Applications OPEN March 15 through April 30, 2021
It has been a challenging year for all Anacortes students. But, it has been especially difficult for the Anacortes High School Class of 2021 – attending classes online and missing out on many milestones of both their junior and senior years in high school. We also know that COVID 19 has made applying for college and learning about access to technical and vocational programs very difficult.
That is why the Anacortes Schools Foundation is especially dedicated to helping the Class of 2021 and current college students by providing scholarships for those wishing to continue their education through 4-year university, 2-year community college, technical and vocational programs.
ASF is excited to announce several NEW scholarships in 2021.
The Benjamin Guy Masters Memorial Scholarship, established by the Masters Family, honors the memory of their son and brother, Benjamin, who passed away of brain cancer at age 10. Ben had many talents and interests, but is remembered most for his focus on the feelings of others. He got along with everyone. He was an ardent reader, deep thinker and interested in pursuing knowledge. The recipient of this scholarship will be a student who has gone above and beyond normal expectations to care for others.
The Chuck and Kay Starkovich Education Scholarship and Chuck and Kay Starkovich Scholarship for vocational or CTE studies will be awarded this year. These two scholarships were established by Angela and Chad Currie, Tyler and Monique Starkovich and Tim and Tara Starkovich in honor of their parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and in honor of their dedication and devotion to teaching. Chuck and Kay were long time elementary educators in the Anacortes School District, with Chuck teaching most of his forty-two years at Fidalgo Elementary School and Kay teaching all of her twenty-five years at Mt. Erie Elementary School.
The Mark A. Edson Legacy Fund Trade School and Mark A. Edson Legacy Fund STEM Scholarships have been established through the Seattle Foundation and will be awarded to students pursuing technical and vocational pathways and STEM at a 4-year university.
The Gordon Bruchner Engineering Scholarship was established through the estate of Gordon William Bruchner who graduated from the Colorado School of Mines, served in the Army, and went on to work as an engineer, eventually becoming City Engineer for Anacortes. He loved hiking, camping and biking and was always active in his community. Mr. Bruchner passed away on June 13, 2019. Mr. Bruchner had the advantage of going to college, earning an engineering degree, and applying that education to a career in engineering. He would like to help provide that same opportunity to Anacortes students.
The Anacortes Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants scholarships and awards to students and graduates of the Anacortes School District. The Foundation was formed in 1984 to promote student achievement. Scholarships are made possible by endowments and gifts made to the Foundation.
In 2020, ASF awarded $245,000 to over 100 students.
ASF is proud to partner with a number of individuals and organizations, and to provide scholarships for students pursuing 2-year and 4-year degrees and technical certifications.