Pride Foundation 2018 Scholarship Application Review Begins in January 

Please RSVP through our volunteer application system by January 18, 2018


With over 60 different scholarships, the Pride Foundation Scholarship Program is open to all students who meet Pride Foundation’s fundamental criteria of LGBTQ leadership and state residency.

Each year, a team of 200 dedicated Pride Foundation volunteers throughout the Northwest review more than 600 scholarship applications. We are looking for interested volunteers to help review applications evaluate applicants. The scholarship review cycle takes place between January 2018 & April 2018 and volunteers are instrumental in all aspects of the review process.


Overview of Volunteer Opportunities

Phase 1 (Jan. 22 through Feb. 17) is our Community Scholarship Review:

  • Read, evaluate, and recommend approximately 20 applications as part of a team.
  • Approximately 22 total volunteer hours are needed, including one team meeting.

Phase 2 (Feb. 19 through March 17) is our Donor Funded Scholarship Review:

  • Read, evaluate, and recommend approximately 20 applications as part of a team.
  • Additionally, in early April, volunteers may also be interviewing candidates as part of a team for specific scholarships.
  • Approximately 22 – 27 total volunteer hours are needed, including one team meeting, and optional interview day the first or second Saturdays in April.


RSVP through our volunteer application system


Once you’ve submitted your application, participate in one online volunteer orientation session

  • Each year, new scholarships are added, new application questions are developed, and online technology changes, which is why we require all volunteers to attend one orientation session.
  • All orientations are about one hour long and will be held online with several different options. To sign up, click one of the links below:

Orientation Sessions for New Volunteers (60 minutes)

Orientation Sessions for Returning Volunteers (45 minutes)

  • Please email Eden Shore for the option to view a recorded version of the orientation at your convenience.

*Please note returning volunteers are welcome to sign up for a New Volunteer Session if the timing is more convenient.


Additional Details

  • Returning volunteers will find their previous year’s information for editing.
  • For families, each member should complete their own application using a distinct email address.
  • If you have particular interests or professional areas of expertise, we encourage you to review our Scholarship Funds list to determine if serving on a specific scholarship committee would be beneficial. If you feel there is a good match, please let us know in the Volunteer Application, and we will do our best to pair you with that scholarship.

We are excited to introduce Eden Shore, Pride Foundation’s new Volunteer Manager. Eden brings a strong background in volunteer coordination, team building, facilitation, and will be helping to lead our amazing volunteers through the 2018 scholarship review process. Please join us in welcoming Eden to the Pride Foundation family and if you join our scholarship review team you will have the opportunity to work with Eden.

For additional information about the scholarship program, contact Craig Williams, Office Manager, by phone at 206-323-3318 or via email at

Thank you in advance for your consideration and help. We cannot do this without you!