North Kitsap Soroptimist offers annual scholarships to young women, because education is empowerment. And we are dedicated to helping women and girls improve their lives.

Our special grant is the Lynne Martin Memorial Scholarship valued at $3,000. This was established to honor a long-time member who was a strong advocate for education and died suddenly in 2012. The scholarship is for a university, college, or a technical training program that will result in a degree or certification. The selection process begins with a review of a completed scholarship application form, academic records, and extracurricular information.  Those applicants most closely meeting the criteria will be selected for an interview. For further information regarding applying for a  scholarship, please contact us HERE

Deadline for application submission:  April 30 2022

Selection Criteria

  • The applicant must have attended or be attending school within Bainbridge Island, North Kitsap, or Central Kitsap School District boundaries, including homeschooled; will graduate in 2019 or have graduated from any of these schools; and has been accepted to an accredited college, university, or technical training program;
  • The applicant must have a minimum of a 3.00 GPA;
  • The applicant must demonstrate a financial need;
  • The applicant must demonstrate independence, self-sufficiency, maturity, and use of leisure time as well as the recommendation of adult community members; and
  • The applicant should be involved in school, community and/or work activities. The application review will focus on range and scope of the activities and depth of participation

Required Application Materials

Scholarship applications should be mailed to:

SIGNK Scholarship
P.O. Box 1594
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Congratulations 2021 Scholarship Recipients

2021 Lynne Martin Memorial Scholarship Recipient Priya Christenson

Priya Christensen has been selected as the 2021 North Kitsap Soroptimist Lynne Martin Memorial Scholarship Recipient. She is a recent 2021 graduate of Bainbridge High School and lives in Poulsbo with her parents and younger sister.

Priya’s dedication and commitment to everything she sets her mind to is evident in her achievements to date. Not only has she served as her ASB Class President, as Key Club Vice-President and section leader for the BHS Jazz Band; but she also uses her talents to tutor in math, teach piano and mentor her younger sister.  She even finds time to work as a household assistant taking care of children and pets for local families while maintaining a 3.99 GPA.  Priya was accepted into seven universities, yet she chose to pursue her career in medicine here at the University of Washington.  Her long-term goals are to practice preventative medicine in communities with limited access to high quality healthcare and participate in Doctors Without Borders. It is with great pride that the Scholarship Committee presents her with the Lynne Martin Memorial Scholarship.

2021 Scholarship Recipient Kate Stuart

Katie Stuart is a recent 2021 graduate of North Kitsap High School and resides in Poulsbo with her parents and younger brother.  Katie’s stated strengths are time-management which is evident by her community service and activities she has participated in while maintaining her 4.0 GPA.  Her extra-curricular activities include serving as ASB Treasurer, Co-Captain of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad, was student representative to the City of Poulsbo Community Service Committee and was a student delegate for the North Kitsap School District Strategic Planning Committee in 2019.  As an advocate for education, she worked to supply over 2,000 books for the Little Free Library program and also organized a book drive for homeless children in Seattle.  Katie plans to attend the University of Pomona where she will earn her BA in French so she can become a French Language teacher.  The North Kitsap Scholarship Committee is proud to present her with a 2021 scholarship

2021 Scholarship recipient Katherine Zabinski

Katherine Zabinski is a graduate of Central Kitsap High School and resides in Bremerton with her family.  She is attending Oregon State University where she will be working on her BS in Engineering.  A pivotal moment for Katherine (Kate) was when she attended a NCWiT summer camp course the summer before her seventh-grade year, which opened her eyes to the possibilities of a career in mechanical  engineering.  As she has worked to identify her goals, she has had the privilege of experiencing the uplifting camaraderie of women mentors who have worked to achieve their dreams.  Kate hopes that someday she too can pass along what she has learned to encourage girls to engage in STEM programs.  Kate’s other passion is dance as a member of the Northwest School of Dance for the past 10 years and has been a senior company member with JPB pre-professional contemporary ballet company.  It is with great pleasure that North Kitsap Soroptimists present Kate with a 2021 scholarship.

2021 Scholarship Recipient Carla Kehoe

Carla Kehoe has graduated Kingston High School this year with a cumulative GPA of 4.0, and was awarded by the College Board in 2020 for a score of 3 or higher on 4 AP exams.  Besides excelling scholastically, Clara has been Co-President of the KHS National Honor Society, Vice-President of the Key Club and also has been a member of Interact.  She volunteers at the Suquamish Community Kitchen dinners, tutors at Wolfe Elementary and has worked with Days for Girls helping create feminine hygiene packages for girls in developing countries, just to name a few.

Clara will be attending the University of Washington

2021 Renewable Scholarship Recipient Analia Willeford


A 2020 graduate of North Kitsap High School. Analia is a strong example of rising above early hardships and using these experiences to shape her future. Analia is a survivor!, finding herself struggling with depression and PTSD, Analia used her experience to shape her career goals. Analia will pursue trauma nursing utilizing her strong sense of empathy and her passion for medicine. 

Analia is attend Olympic College with intentions of transferring to Washington


2021 Renewable Scholarship Recipient Georgia Tucker

Georgia graduated  in 2020 from North Kitsap High School. Georgia is attending the University of California in Davis with plans to pursue a degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Spanish for her ultimate career goal in firefighting and paramedicine.  

2021 Renewable Scholarship Recipient Mollie Brislin

A 2020 graduate of North Kitsap High school is a Kingston resident who has been attending Rider University in New Jersey virtually.

Mollie is looking forward to finally being on campus this year.

She will be continuing her studies in both the Baccalaureate Honors Program and the Business Honors Program there. 

Renewable Scholarship Applicants

Past recipients of Greater North Kitsap Soroptimist Scholarships who are continuing with their college or university degree may be eligible to apply for a renewable scholarship. For further information regarding applying for a renewable scholarship, please contact us HERE

Required Application Materials

Scholarship applications should be mailed to:

SIGNK Scholarship
P.O. Box 1594
Poulsbo, WA 98370