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 2023 Scholarship Recipients


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 strongly advocated 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

Application submission Open     

Application submission Deadline: Updated April 20 2024

2023 Lynne Martin Memorial Scholarship Recipient Julia Beatty

.Julia Beatty has been selected as the 2023 North Kitsap Soroptimist Lynne Martin Memorial Scholarship Recipient. A recent North Kitsap High School graduate is bound for Oregon State University this fall, where she plans on majoring in Zoology.

Julia has maintained her 4.0 GPA while taking AP classes, being an A.S.B. Executive, a member of the Honor Society, an active Leo Club member, and participating on the volleyball and tennis courts.

With Julia’s passion for animal conservation, commitment to education, and dedication, North Kitsap Soroptimist is honored to present Julia with this  years Lynne Martin Memorial Scholarship


Emalee Burgh

Emalee Burgh is a recent graduate of North Kitsap High School. Emalee will be attending Western Washington University with plans to pursue a degree in English with an ultimate goal in Secondary Teaching Credential. 

During High School, Emalee has maintained her scholastic standings with AP courses, participating in the Running Start program at Olympic College, being an active member of Leo Club, Honor Society, and Equity Club, being involved in the Miss America organization, Fastpitch Softball and worked part-time for Nothing Bundt Cakes.

The North Kitsap Soroptimist committee is honored to present Emalee with a 2023 scholarship.

Rylee Turner

As a recent graduate of North Kitsap High School Rylee is looking forward to a new chapter across the country at Florida College where her plans include working on her Bachelor of Science degree for a future career in pediatric health care. 

Rylee’s high school chapter included lots of AP classes, participating at Olympic College in the Running Start program, N.K.H.S. Cultural Exchange Club, and the Leo Club. All this while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and working part-time as a Magazine Publishers Assistant.

The Soroptimist Scholarship Committee was impressed with Rylee’s work ethics and commitment to her community and are proud to present Rylee with a 2023 Scholarship.


2023 Renewable Scholarship Recipent Emma Binsfield

Emma was a 2021 graduate of North Kitsap High School and is currently attending the University of Idaho where she is an Architecture major. Emma’s long-term goals include continuing on to get her Master’s in Architecture and to become a licensed Architect. North Kitsap Soroptimist is proud to have followed Emma’s college success and is proud to once more award her a renewable scholarship.

2023 Renewable Scholarship Recipient Katherine Zabinski

Katherine is a resident of Bremerton and currently attends Oregon State University where she is a Mechanical Engineer student.

Katherine is kept busy carring a full load, staying involved in the Honors College Community and serving as logistics manager for OSU’s H.A.L.E. rocket team, part of NASA Space Race program.

The North Kitsap Soroptimist Scholarship Committee is proud to award Katherine further support as she continues her Education at OSU.

2023 Renewable Scholarship Recipient Mollie Brislin

 2020 graduate of North Kitsap High School Mollie has been attending Rider University in New Jersey. She studied abroad at Oxford in the summer of 2022

She will be continuing her program with a major in Business Administration and minors in Arts Administration and French. Mollie plans on graduating early in the Winter of 2023.

Soroptimist of Greater North Kitsap is proud of Mollie’s successes at Rider and to continue her support as she finishes up her BS in Business Administration.


2023 Renewable Scholarship Katie Stuart

Katie Stuart was a 2021 graduate of North Kitsap High School from Poulsbo.    Katie attends the University of Pomona where she majors in Romance Languages (both French and Spanish). Katie hopes to go on to earn a Masters in Education. The North Kitsap Scholarship Committee is proud to present her with a renewable scholarship for 2023

2023 Renewable Scholarship Recipient Clara Kehoe

A 2021 Kingston H.S. graduate and Hansville resident, Clara is currently a student majoring in History and Creative Writing at University of Washington..

North Kitsap Soroptimist is proud to provide her with this renewable scholarship in helping Clara reach her goals.

2023 Renewable Scholarship recipient Grace Epperson

A 2022 Kingston High School graduate Grace is Currently enrolled at Montana State University as an environmental science major changing over to Sociology and Global and Multicultural Studies. Grace’s long-term goal is a Masters or PhD in Indigenous Health or Public Health.

 As a Native Alaskan who grew up outside of Alaska her dream is to learn and return to the native land of her people and help provide health care to those indigenous communities.

Soroptimist of Greater North Kitsap is proud to provide Grace with this renewable scholarship for 2023.

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. Application Deadline is April 20th, 2024.

Required Application Materials

Scholarship applications should be mailed to:

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