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:   April 30, 2020

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 2018 Scholarship Recipients

The 2018  Lynne Martin Memorial Scholarship recipient is Jennifer Allen a 2018 graduate of Bainbridge High School. Jennifer wants to study forensic science with the goal of joining a police dept or the FBI. She plans to attend the University of Toronto in the fall for her undergraduate degree, and continue on for her Master’s degree, possibly, from UC Davis. Her dream is to work for the FBI.

SIGNK is proud to have awarded 5 additional scholarships this year. Congratulations go to:

Julia Footh a 2018 graduate of Bainbridge High School. Julia will be going to University of Vermont with plans to study biology or molecular genetics for pre-med. Julia is planning to use her education to help women in developing countries achieve access to affordable healthcare.

Allison Hilse lives in Poulsbo and plans on attending the nursing program @ Olympic College. She has completed her CNA certification and prerequisites, and is currently working F/T at Liberty Shores.  Her ultimate goal is to be a neonatal nurse practitioner which would require postgraduate work.

Rose Bandrowski lives in Kingston, and attended Bainbridge High School.  Rose will be going to the University of Arizona to study mechanical engineering possibly to work in robotics. Having been active in the STEM program Rose would like to mentor young girls to encourage participation in science and technology fields.

Stella Streufert graduated this year from Bainbridge High School. Stella wants to study global health at Claremont McKenna College in southern California. Stella hopes to use her degree to impact global health practices in impoverished nations.

Grace Holmes a 2017 graduate of North Kitsap High School  was a winner of one of six scholarships that were awarded last year  Grace attended Brigham Young University Idaho this past year and has now  transferred to Brigham Young University Hawaii. Grace was awarded a renewable scholarship to help her continue her dream in pursuit of a Nursing degree.