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.

 Deadline for application submission:   Closed

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 2020 Scholarship Recipients

2020 Lynne Martin Memorial Scholarship

Soroptimist of North Kitsap are pleased to announce the 2020 Lynne Martin Memorial scholarship winner, Analia Guevara.

A recent 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.

Analiahas maintained a 3.5 GPA, has been a part of the Young Democrates Club, Interact, and the Girl Scouts Action Team. She has also found time to volunteer at the local food bank. Analia will attend Olympic College this fall with intentions of transferring to Washington State University in two years.

2020 Scholarship Recipient Mollie Brislin

 North Kitsap Soroptimist was pleased to honor Scholarship recipient, Mollie Brislin. A recent graduate of North Kitsap High school is a Kingston resident who will be attending Rider University in New Jersey this fall.

Molli’s talents of singing and theatre led her to participate in many local productions, yet her school references also spoke highly of her academic achievments and leadership skills whch is evident by her 3.94 GPA and participatioon in ASB.

She will be studying in both the Baccalaureate Honors Program and the Business Honors Program there. Soroptimist were proud to present Mollie with a 2020 Scholarship

2020 Renewed Scholarship winner

Grace Holmes is a past recipient of North Kitsap Soroptimist Scholarship. As a graduate of North Kitsap High School and Olympic College Running Start Grace has continued her education at Brigham Young University – Hawaii completing her junior year. Her focus is on Intercultural Peacebuilding with a biomedical science track. The focus is on cross-cultural leadership, negotiation, and conflict resolution. This pathway will result in completing prerequisites for a nursing degree, with a bachelor’s degree in spring 2021. Her long-term goal to be a Nurse Practitioner, focusing on underserved populations. 

In addition to classes, she has been involved in LDS Church’s Relief Society, voice and dance performances and many community service activates. An Online class this spring focused on studying effects of the virus on people’s mental health. As part of her research project, Grace made porch deliveries of fresh flowers and included notes of encouragement. Soroptimist are proud to present Grace Holmes with a 2020 Scholarship to allow her to continue her educational goals.

2020 Renewed Scholarship winner

Geneva Newell was a graduate of North Kitsap High School. She is currently attending California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo, working toward her degree in Civil Engineering. Geneva has chosen a minor in “Ethics, Public Policy, Science and Technology” to learn more about international development, which supports her long-range goal of working internationally.

Geneva is involved with Engineers Without Boarders, Critical Global Engagement, and Society of Women Engineers. She has been the lead Fundraising coordinator for EWB. Her involvement with these clubs have expanded her viewpoint in understanding the cultural differences which impact foreign aid projects.

During Spring Quarter online classes from home, Geneva has restarted her charity “Cards for Courage,” sending home-made cards of encouragement to residents of a local retirement home. Geneva is another well deserving recipient for our 2020 Renewable Scholarship.