The Griffin School Foundation is proud to sponsor two scholarship programs for graduating high school seniors: the Cody Brown Memorial Scholarship and the Griffin School Foundation Scholarship.
Additionally, the Tiernan-Keigher Scholarship is awarded to a current Griffin School 8th grade student.
Cody Brown Memorial
Cody Brown was a Griffin Elementary 5th grader when a tragic accident took his life. Cody was known as an energetic, friendly, dependable student. He was also an athlete, musician and a person of great promise. This scholarship is available to former students of Griffin Elementary and rewards those who strive for excellence in the areas of academics, athletics, arts, extracurricular, and community activities.
Amount awarded: $3500
Key Criteria: Applicant must have attended Griffin School for a minimum of two years and be a current high school senior in a public or accredited private high school as of September of application year.
Deadline: April 12, 2024
Griffin School Foundation Scholarship
The GSF Scholarship was created to recognize the achievements of students with strong character. The ideal recipient is well-rounded with an interest in community and a commitment to helping others. They will not necessarily be at the top of their class, but will exhibit a commitment to excellence and the ability to overcome challenges. They are articulate both verbally and in writing and demonstrate strong moral character. Financial need is taken into consideration when choosing this scholarship recipient.
Amount awarded: $2000-$5000
Key Criteria: Applicant must have attended Griffin School for a minimum of two years and be a current high school senior in a public or accredited private high school in Thurston County. The scholarship may be used for any type of post-high school education or training.
Preference is given for vocational training or education in a trade at an accredited school or program.
Deadline: April 12, 2024
The Tiernan-Keigher Scholarship was made possible by a generous anonymous donor with matching proceeds from our 2006 Auction. This scholarship is awarded to a current Griffin 8th grade student and held in trust until the recipient is enrolled in a higher education program.
The scholarship was created in acknowledgment of two women, Margaret Keigher and Annie Tiernan, who left Ireland in the first quarter of the last century to find a better life in America. While neither had children of their own or a formal education, they were women of great faith, wisdom, and patience. They spent their lives providing love and understanding to countless children in their care who will always remember them.
Amount awarded: $2500
Key Criteria: This is a needs-based scholarship and an applicant's financial resources are taken into consideration. Volunteer projects and active community participation and/or school activities are also prioritized. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.
Deadline: April 12, 2023