Lake Washington PTSA Council Scholarships

Thank you for visiting the Council Scholarships page! We are so pleased to be able to offer scholarship opportunities for 2018 graduating seniors. The application process will again be from mid January through mid-April.


The Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF) is offering two scholarships to students graduating from a LWSD high school and enrolling in a four-year college.  Each scholarship is $10,000 ($2500 per year).  One scholarship will be awarded for Merit or Education and one for Perseverance or Turn Around.  All applicants applying for a PTSA Council scholarship are automatically considered for the LWSF scholarships, no additional application materials are necessary.

Background of the LWPTSA Council Scholarships:

Each year, the Lake Washington PTSA Council awards a variety of scholarships to graduating seniors and to LWSD certificated staff.  Funding for these scholarships is provided by the generosity of all PTSAs in the district, the continued support and success of Council’s Annual Scholarship Basket Auction, and donations from the greater community.  Student scholarships, recognizing achievement and community service, assist recipients in their post-secondary education.  Scholarships for certificated LWSD staff provide assistance with continuing education at an institute of higher learning, through LWSD Professional Development, or for pursuing National Board

To get more details about the program and an idea of what will be offered in 2018 (subject to any changes made this fall), you are welcome to view last year’s scholarship applications. Download the Student Scholarship Package and the Staff Scholarship Application here.

For more information, please contact LWPTSA Council Scholarship chair Irene Neumann via e-mail at or by phone at 512.934.2640.

Student Scholarships

NEW THIS YEAR: all student scholarships are $1,250.00 each.

Download the Student Scholarship Application here.

For the 2017/2018 Academic Year, there are 14 scholarships available in the following categories:

  • 8 Merit scholarships
  • 2 Education scholarships
  • 1 Perseverance
  • 1 Turn around
  • E. Scarr 2 year, technical or vocational
  • 1 At Large

Student scholarship applications are also available in all district high school career centers and counseling offices. These include: Eastlake, Emerson, ICS, Juanita, Lake Washington, Redmond, and Tesla STEM.

Staff Scholarships

Staff scholarships are $500.00 each.

Two staff scholarships are available for the 2018 Scholarship Program. Download the Staff Scholarship Application here or you may obtain one through the Lake Washington Education Association (LWEA) office, Sheila Hagerman at

Notification and Award Ceremony

Award recipients will be notified the third week of May, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded during the Academic Award/Scholarship Programs at each high school and all recipients will be honored at the June 4th Lake Washington School Board meeting, 7pm, at the LWSD Resource Center, and at a reception directly prior.

2017 LWPTSA Council Scholarship Recipients 

Staff Scholarships

Suzan Carder, Mark Twain Elementary
Kate Allender, Tesla STEM

 Student Scholarships

Tanaya Sardesai, Redmond HS

Samantha Chaves Torres, Emerson HS

Jackie Pendergrass Scholarships
Lisa Marie Dias, Redmond HS
Akshara Balakrishnan, Tesla STEM

LWEA/Karen Bates Scholarship
Paige Krumperman, Redmond HS
Jane Wierenga Scholarship
Karen Nicole Burrington, Eastlake HS

Dr. L.E. Scarr
Gingerlyn Siharath, Juanita HS


Eastlake Learning Community
Shamile Aldossary, Eastlake HS
Haylee JoAnn Langton, Eastlake HS

Juanita Learning Community
Katherine Roetcisoender, Juanita HS
Adrian Philip Goodwin, Juanita HS

Lake Washington HS Learning Community
Nika Bayanbat, Lake Washington HS
Patrick Mao, Tesla STEM

Redmond Learning Community
Grace Chen, Redmond HS
Afeef Ahmed Sheikh, Tesla STEM