Support Local Students

Scholarships help remove the barriers that stand between deserving young people and the education they need to be successful. In addition to your important financial support, your gift tells students that their community is invested in their potential, their future, and their success. Your gift will bring local students closer to brighter futures.

"I give to the Bellingham Scholarship Fund because I know that the benefits of education last a lifetime. What is more powerful than that?"

- Leslie Farris, Scholarship supporter since 2002


"I believe in the power of education to transform lives. That is why I support the Ferndale Scholarship Fund, and encourage others to do the same."

- Carmella Hustoft, Scholarship Advisory Committee Member


Each scholarship is an investment in a student's potential.

Giving to the Ferndale Scholarship Fund or the Bellingham Scholarship Fund at the Foundation will combine your gift with the contribution of others, resulting in larger scholarships for deserving students. Gifts of any amount to help meet the pressing needs of today and the future. Our staff is happy to meet with you to discuss the options available for establishing a named scholarship.


Donations in the form of a check can be mailed to the following address:

Whatcom Dollars for Scholars, a program of
Whatcom Community Foundation
1500 Cornwall Avenue, Suite 202
Bellingham, WA 98225

Make a direct donation now:

We welcome online gifts through the donation page at the Whatcom Community Foundation website.

Select the "Scholarships for Local Students" link, and then scroll to the bottom of the page and enter the name (or part of the name) of the scholarship you wish to support. Select a scholarship from the drop-down menu, enter the amount you wish to give and click "add to cart."