The Sammamish X Scholarship Fund was started by a group of Sammamish alumni. We are proud to have graduated from Sammamish and want to continue to contribute to an institution that was a big part of our lives.
After giving out $11,500 in scholarships to SHS graduates of 2016 and 2017, we plan to award a third-annual scholarship in June of 2018. The long-term objective is to drive meaningful and sustained alumni support for SHS students. We encourage each class holding its 10 Year Reunion to lead the effort in raising funds for another scholarship or program at Sammamish.
Join us and donate today! Thanks for the support and please help us get the word out by sending this link to your friends and family.
The Sammamish X Scholarship Fund will provide financial support to graduating senior students who are seen as both leaders and scholars in their class. We plan to release scholarship requirements to students in February or March, notify finalists and request proof of college admission in April, and award the first scholarship in June. The applications will be reviewed primarily by a selection committee made up of SHS alumni. Our main requirements are demonstrated financial need, minimum 2.8 GPA and a student who embodies the Sammamish High School spirit. Thanks for the support.
“At Sammamish, greatness was and is defined not just as personal success but dedication to a larger social good,” said Paul Sutton, a former teacher at Sammamish who has joined in the effort. “In 2005, through the ‘Tham 2 Vietnam’ fundraiser, Sammamish students started what was to become one of the most robust eras of student philanthropy at any school, anywhere, anytime. Over the following 5 years, students raised over $100,000 for various causes including Pennies for Patients, Invisible Children, and Walk 4 Aidan. This scholarship fund builds off of a strong history of giving.”