Student Scholarship Program

March 12, 2023: The 2023 scholarship application is now posted and available. Please find the application link below. All applications, and required supporting materials, must be received by Friday April 28, 2023. If you have questions please contact

The WEST VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION was created to enrich and help maximize the quality of education in the schools of the district by providing financial support for programs that assist in achieving academic excellence.  To this end, the Foundation developed the Student Academic Scholarship Program.

The West Valley Education Foundation Academic Scholarship Program is expected to financially assist qualified applicants in obtaining degrees or certificates from accredited academic institutions of higher learning or career and technical institutions.  The program is open to any student preparing to enter or already attending these institutions.

Scholarships will be awarded based on merit as measured by academic performance and defined extracurricular activities; leadership; and, when appropriate, financial need.

For the upcoming 2023 – 2024 school year the Foundation will offer the following scholarships for West Valley School District students and graduates

  • West Valley Education Foundation Scholarship – up to fifteen awards of $1,500 each
  • Crowley Scholarship – up to two awards of $1,500 each
  • Elberta Walker Memorial Scholarship – one award of $1,000
  • Gerald and Sandra Bishop Scholarship* – up to two awards of $2,500 each
  • Jack Spring Memorial Scholarship* – one awared of $1,000
  • Jeremy McSpadden Jr. Memorial Scholarship* – up to two awards of $500 each
  • Jerry Harrington Memorial Scholarship* – one award of $1,000
  • Liberg Memorial Scholarship – up to two awards of $500 each
  • McLachlan Gorton Scholarship* – one award of $1,500
  • Oka Leadership and Integrity Award – one award of $1,500
  • Phipps Draper Scholarship* – one award of $1,500
  • Sophie Hawley Memorial Scholarship* – up to five awards of $1,000 each for new graduates / up to 5 awards of $500 each for past past WVSD graduates pursuing a nursing degree

*Specific scholarship applicant eligibility requirements apply

Application Process

The application form is now available online and provides a 100% paperless application process. This application form will be used to apply to any of the scholarship awards noted above.

The 2023 online application form can be found at this link.

To be considered for any award, all application forms and materials must be received by the Foundation by April 28, 2023:

  • A completed Application Form (available online).
  • A completed Applicant Appraisal Form (available online and to be completed on behalf of the applicant).
  • A completed Transcript Form (available online and to be completed on behalf of the applicant).
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (submission form available online for uploading letters).

Selection Criteria

  • West Valley School District graduate
  • Academic achievements
  • School activities
  • Community/civic activities
  • Part-time work
  • Financial need
  • Letters of recommendation

Note:  The above criteria are unweighted and unranked.

Continuum Criteria

  • Maintain an overall post-secondary GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent each semester
  • Receipt of another full-tuition scholarship reduces or eliminates the West Valley Scholarship.

All materials submitted for consideration for a scholarship automatically become the physical property of the West Valley Education Foundation and will not be returned to the sender.