Warrenton High School Scholarships, Inc.
Warrenton High School Scholarships, Inc.
Warrenton High School Scholarships, Inc. (WHSSI) was founded in 1994 by local parents and community members as the first non-profit scholarship program to provide scholarships to graduating Warrenton High School seniors. The initial funding came from auctions, dinners, golf tournaments and solicitations from many local businesses and business leaders.
The scholarships are designed to attract and recognize students who have demonstrated academic achievement, service to school, community, and leadership qualities who wish to continue their formal education. Students must be in good standing with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0 and generally represent good citizenship through contributions of positive school and community activity.
How to Contribute
WHSSI appreciates financial contributions directly to WHSSI at any time throughout the year. In April students interview and are awarded scholarships, so ideally, contributions made before mid-March each year are most helpful for the current academic year. Contributions to WHSSI are tax deductible.
Non-Dinner Mailer. Each November, WHSSI holds its major fund raiser, the Non-dinner Mailer. This is the dinner you do not have to go to or buy anything at the auction. 100% of your contribution goes to directly to local Warrenton High School graduates. If you are not on the mailing list for this one-of-a-kind event, we would love to add you. Please send us your mailing address: [email protected].
Warrenton High School Theater and Ice Cream Social. In February, the Warrenton High School Drama Department puts on an evening of theater and WHSSI provides the ice cream for a goodwill donation. Over the past several years, there has also been a wonderful pie auction that has added to the scholarship fund.
Contribute When You Shop
- Fred Meyer Rewards Card – Fred Meyer provides a small contribution to WHSSI every time you shop at Fred Meyer. There is no cost to you. It’s a way that Fred Meyer gives back to local non-profit organizations. Go to https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4/ and link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Warrenton High School Scholarships, Inc.
- Fred Meyer Community Rewards is an easy way for local non-profits to receive donations from Fred Meyer Stores. Customers earn these donations for their favorite nonprofits by shopping with their Rewards Card. Fred Meyer will donate over $2 million to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington every year through this program. Here’s how it works:
- Link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit, just log in to your online account and click on Community Rewards at the bottom of the web page to get started linking your card.
- Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy's, you’ll be helping the nonprofit linked to your Rewards Card earn a donation from Fred Meyer. At the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will make a donation to participating nonprofits based on the accumulated spending of the Rewards Customers linked to each nonprofit.
Do you shop with Amazon? Similar to Fred Meyer, Amazon will provide a small contribution to WHSSI every time you make an eligible purchase on the smile.amazon.com website. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com. It also has the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.
Go to smile.amazon.com to sign up!
Estate Planning. WHSSI has a small endowment that has been able to grow through the generous gift of those who have included WHSSI in their estate planning.
Locally Sponsored or Scholarships in Memorial. A community member may fund and sponsor a scholarship. WHSSI can administer the funds based on the community member’s criteria. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].
Interested in Serving on the WHSSI Board?
Local community members make great board members for WHSSI. If you have an interest in helping young people that are taking the next steps toward their future, whether it is community college, a four-year college/university, trade school, or other accredited post-high school institution we would like to hear from you. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].
The board is made up of local community volunteers:
President: Rod Heyen
Secretary: Todd Dowaliby
Treasurer: Angie Horton
Members: Dr. Bruce Bobeck, Anita Decker, Dianne Dick, Jona McCormick, John Shepherd, Nick Bjork,Todd Dowaliby, Nick Ryan