Dear Applicant, 

Thank you for your interest in applying for a scholarship from the Monroe Public Schools Foundation Local Community Scholarship Program.

Please complete sections 1‐12 of the Scholarship Application in order to be eligible to receive funds that have been set aside to help students who plan to go on to postsecondary education.

In addition to the online application below, the Applicant Appraisal should be completed by a person you select to be a character reference on your behalf. You are encouraged to select an employer, a member of the clergy, a job supervisor, or another person who is in a position to evaluate you according to the criteria. You may also select a teacher or a school counselor, but you may not select a family member (e.g., parent, guardian, sibling, aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc.). Please provide the appraisal form to your reference at least two weeks prior to when you will need it completed. 

If any question on the application is not applicable to your current situation, you may skip it and move on. Required questions are marked with an asterisk. If more space is required for information on any of the items, there is a blank text box field at the end of the application to explain in further detail. Please indicate the appropriate section or sections the additional information relates to for reading your application.

All application materials must be submitted to Mrs. Sue Skillen at Park Place Middle School by Friday February 23, 2018 at 3 PM. Please see the Scholarship Application Applicant Expectations below to ensure you have completed all of the steps required in this application process. We reserve the right to process only applications found to be complete as of the application submission deadline. You will receive an email letting you know we received your application. If for some reason you have not received an email, please let us know.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a scholarship this year. We wish you the best of luck in this process as well as all your future endeavors. If you have questions, please contact us at or call 360-804-4317. 


Monroe Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors

Helpful tips for completing this application

  • This application is not savable as you proceed so it must be completed in a single session. Due to this, we suggest that you review the questions below. This will give you an opportunity to prepare your answers and set aside enough time to complete it.
  • The Personal Statement (section 2) is where you will spend the majority of time on this application. We highly suggest typing out your personal statement in Microsoft Word or a similar word processing program, then cutting/pasting the statement in the form below.
  • All required questions are marked with an asterisk. If you accidentally miss one, the form will notify you by marking it in red text upon submitting the application. You will need to answer all required questions before you are able to successfully submit. If an optional question does not apply to you, feel free to skip past it.
  • If you have any questions at all, please contact us at or calling 360-804-4317.

Scholarship Application Applicant Expectations
Please review all expectations below and check the checkbox before continuing on.
By checking the box below, you agree to all of the expectations listed. *
1. I understand that to be eligible, I must be a Senior attending one of three High Schools and my scholarship application must be completed and returned to Mrs. Skillen at Park Place Middle School Office on or before February 23, 2018 by 3:00 PM. 2. I have e-mailed Sue Skillen with the photo of myself (300dpi or greater) I would like the foundation to use for my scholarship recipient poster if I receive a scholarship award / 3. I will be invited to attend the ceremony my scholarship will be presented at depending on which school I attend: MHS - Thursday 6/1/2017 at 6:30PM LIL - Thursday 6/8/2017 at 7PM Sky Valley Education - Saturday 6/17/2017 at 1PM 4. I understand that scholarship donors will be provided with my contact information and that I may be contacted by the donors if selected to receive a scholarship. 5. I understand if I receive a scholarship, I agree that I will either come to the Monroe High School Career Center (see Patty Johnston), the Sky Valley Education Center (see Claudia Rogers) or Leaders in Learning office (see Linda Hampton) to fill out a thank you card addressed to the organization or business that gave me the scholarship. A completed thank you card is required for each of the scholarships you receive. (Stationary and stamps will be provided. 6. I understand and agree that if I am offered and accept an award the donors(s)/foundation may use my name, photograph or likeness, the name of my community, the name and address of my school, the amount of the award, and the name of the school I will attend (my “Recipient Information”) in press releases, public announcements, and other fundraising or promotional materials in all media (including the internet.) 7. The check for your scholarship(s) will be sent directly to the school of your choice. I understand I have 16 months from date of receiving scholarship to use said monies. After 16 months, scholarship funds are voided. No refunds. If I decide to withdraw from college before all funds are used, funds will be refunded to MPSF. No funds will be given to the student directly. Please e-mail the following information to Sue Skillen / 1)The name and address of the college or school you will attend 2) Your college student ID number to ensure your scholarship is applied to your tuition Once you e-mail the information above to Mrs. Skillen you will receive an email confirmation that your scholarship check has been sent. Please allow 3-4 weeks from the time your check is sent to your college for those payments to post as many schools are busy that time of year. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail Sue Skillen at 360-804-4317 or scholarships@monroepsf.or.
Section 1
Personal Information
Name *
Address *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Phone *
Will you be attending college in Fall 2018? *
Are you planning on: *
Will you be enrolled: *
Have you been accepted to the school of your choice? *
Ok to answer "Not sure at this time"
If so, please select which union.
Parent/Guardian Number
Parent/Guardian Number
If you attended Monroe Public Schools before high school please check the box for the schools you attended.
To assist the scholarship committee in the selection process, check all that apply (optional):
Section 2
Personal Statement Section
This is your opportunity to tell us about YOU!
Some starting points you may want to consider can include: - What are you passionate about? - Who in your life has been an inspiration to you? Explain how he/she inspires you and why that inspiration has made a difference in your life. - Who in your life has supported you? Explain how he/she supports you and why that support has made a difference in your life. - How after graduating from high school do you believe you are going to inspire and support others? In addition, if you would like to be considered for a scholarship based on sports, club or financial need, please use your personal statement to elaborate on your personal situation(s) if you would like.
Section 3
Community Service
List the Community Service Projects you completed or participated in and the appropriate information requested.
Section 4
Student Activities
list your major activities and select the appropriate check box for the year(s) during which you participated.
Select the applicable grade(s)
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Select the applicable grade(s)
Section 5
Leadership Activities
List any leadership positions you held as part of that activity or any accomplishments. Select the check box for the grade level when it occurred.
Select the applicable grade(s)
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Section 6
Sports and Clubs
There are scholarships available for specific sports and/or clubs. Please check any applicable sports/clubs you have participated in. Please also elaborate in your personal statement any accomplishments associated with any club or sport participation.
MHS Varsity Football
Drama Department
Key Club
Section 7
Honors and Awards
Please list the name of the organization from which you received an Honor or Award and check the grade you were in when it was received. Please give a brief description or name of the award and mark the proper category in which the honor or award falls.
Select the applicable grade(s)
Select the applicable grade(s)
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Select the applicable grade(s)
Section 8
Advanced Courses
List all AP, College in the High School, Running Start and or Tech Prep courses you have taken.
Section 9
Grants and Scholarships
Please list below name and amounts of scholarships you have been awarded that you plan to use for your college or post secondary education.
Section 10
Work Experience
Please list any work experience you have.
Section 11
Additional Scholarship Selection Criteria
We have several organizations that offer scholarships based on specific criteria. Please answer below to be considered for these scholarships.
1. Do you have a family member that is a full paid Fire Fighter, volunteer fire fighter or EMT?
If you answer NO to Question 1, please continue to Question 2.
1a. What is the name of your family member?
1a. What is the name of your family member?
2. Do you have a family member that is a Police Officer or works for a Police Department?
If you answer NO to Question 2, please continue to question 3.
2a. What is the name of your family member?
2a. What is the name of your family member?
3. Are you the first in your family to attend college?
4. Are you interested in studying Human Rights Issues?
If you answer NO to Question 2, please continue to question 5.
5. Do you plan to include history in college coursework and/or have an interest in history based on high school coursework andor extracurricular activities?
6. Do you have any financial responsibility for your family, such as working to contribute to household budget and/or caring for siblings/family member(s) while parent/guardians work? If so, please elaborate in personal statement
Section 12
Family / Financial Information
** THIS SECTION IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL ** To be considered for a scholarship based on financial need, please complete this page. And if applicable, please also elaborate further in your personal statement.
Extra section
Anything else you would like to share with us? Perhaps you ran out of space in a section above and want to add it here? If not, please leave blank.
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Optional Survey
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