The Spokane Valley Chamber Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to promoting and enhancing community development through the creation and sponsorship of scholarships, leadership development, and educational programs.
Business Education Scholarships
This program is dedicated to provide scholarships to two graduating high school seniors who plan to study a business program at a college, university or vocational school. These scholarships are open to Washington state residents enrolled in their senior year at a Greater Spokane Valley high school or completing equivalent studies (home school).
There are two scholarships offered:
Sam Campbell Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was created through memorial gifts given to honor a former business leader. The original gifts are growing in a specially designated investment fund. Previously, a $500 scholarship was given to a local graduating high school student who wishes to pursue studies toward a degree in business or a business-related major and in 2017, the award was increased to $1,000.
In the past several years, this scholarship has helped students progress toward earning degrees in business administration, sports management, hotel and restaurant management and accounting, among others.
Liberty Lake Rotary Scholarship: One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,500. Scholarship will be awarded directly to the institution of choice after registration is confirmed for Fall 2018.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 scholarships. The 2018 deadline was May 21.
Career Tech Education Scholarships
Students applying for two-year vocational and trade school programs at trade schools locally have opportunities for financial support through the Spokane Valley Chamber Foundation. A combined need-based and merit-based scholarship program has been cultivated to support students in the Greater Spokane Valley region.
The scholarship is open to high school seniors and prior graduates of Spokane Valley high schools who are pursuing a degree or certificate in a trade. Students who attended the following school districts are eligible: Spokane Valley Tech, Central Valley, East Valley, West Valley and Freeman. Scholarships vary, up to $3,000, which can be used for tuition, fees and the cost of any tools/equipment needed for their program. Students can apply here. The 2018 deadline was May 8.
Hannah Hislop, a graduate of Central Valley High School, receives the Liberty Lake Rotary Club scholarship in 2018 and will be attending Gonzaga University to study biology before she enters dental school. Hannah is shown here with two rotarians, Jeff Grimes, on the left, and Tom Chamberlain, on the right.
Donating to the Spokane Valley Chamber Foundation
Mail or deliver your donation check, payable to Spokane Valley Chamber Foundation, to:
Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce
1421 N. Meadowwood Ln., Ste. 10
Liberty Lake, WA 99019
Marley Pratt, Freeman High School, receives the 2018 Sam Campbell Memorial Scholarship, presented by Spokane Valley Chamber Foundation President, Dick Denenny. Miss Pratt will attend Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, to earn a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies.