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
- 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
- Lynne Martin Memorial Scholarship Application
- Letter of interest, including short- and long-term career goals and how the education being pursued helps to achieve those goals
- Statement of financial need form
- Letters of recommendation
- Copy of school transcripts
- Any additional support materials an applicant may choose
Scholarship applications should be mailed to:
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 Willeford
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.
Analia has 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.
2020 Scholarship Recipient Vyctoria Kolbas
Vyctoria lives in Silverdale and is a 2020 graduate of Central Kitsap High School. Tori will be attending George Washington University with plans to obtain a double major in American History and Political Science. Her career goal is to work in the Federal Government or the Smithsonian Institution.
Having had the opportunity to speak with her representative to the US house of Representatives she has become even more interested in running for office in the future as she feels that working in government would enable her to improve the lives of Americans.
During high school Tori was an active member of the school government ans served as an Executive ASB Board Member. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Bremerton Soup Kitchen, Kitsap Humane Society and is a Teen Mentor for an elementary student in Central Kitsap School District. The North Kitsap Soroptimist Scholarship Committee is proud to present Tori with a 2020 Scholarship.
2020 Scholarship Recipient Georgia Tucker
Georgia lives in Poulsbo and is a 2020 graduate of North Kitsap High School. Georgia will be going to 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. Georgia’s science teacher at North Kitsap High School states emphatically that Georgia stands out as a strong future leader, who exhibits confidence and excellent communication skills with a natural ability to lead others.
In high school she was also an Athletic Medicine Practicum student, competent in a number of first ais skills, Last spring Georgia was one of the NKHS team members to place 6th place in the Anatomage competition. The Scholarship Committee is proud to award Georgia Tucker with a 2020 scholarship..
2020 Scholarship Recipient Isabella Bassler
Isabella (Izzy) Bassler is a recent graduate of North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo, WA. She will be attending University of Washington, where she intends to become a Physician specializing in Geriatric Care or Dermatology.
Izzy is a very driven young woman that works hard to excel at everything she does. At NKHS, she was active in Key Club, DECA, Art Club and Green Club. In 2019, she was selected to participate in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Paid Summer Internship Program, where she worked with eleven post-doctorate and PhD students conducting research.
Izzy is a passionate artist and says , “I workout to stay healthy, but I paint so that I can breathe.” Art has allowed her to create beautiful things and to help others. She twice participated in the Memory Project, a program that provides children in desperate situations around the world with portraits made by American art students. Soroptimist International of North Kitsap is proud to present Izzy with a 2020 Scholarship.