CHECK BACK SOON FOR 2020 PROGRAM UPDATES. Scholarships and Continuing Education Grants are available with the Sammamish Valley Grange in addition to Grange Youth Camp Scholarships. We were happy to award grants in 2019 to several farmers and students working in the Sammamish Valley, along with several Youth Camp scholarships. (Scroll to the bottom of this page to see camper reviews and acknowledgements.)
The Sammamish Valley Grange provides funds annually for scholarships to individuals. The Grange desires to support Grange members, their dependents, and members of the Sammamish Valley community who are furthering their training and education. Our goal, is that this support will help strengthen and support farming, our Grange and its goals, and the Sammamish Valley community.
What programs will be considered?
- Programs offered by accredited institutions leading to a degree or certificate will be considered for scholarships.
- Classes and workshops directly pertaining to farming, agriculture, or another topic supportive to Grange goals will be considered for continuing education grants. Classes taken by members of the Sammamish Valley community that will directly benefit the Sammamish Valley Grange (current Grange members and family will be given priority). This may involve sharing that information in a Grange lecture meeting, in a Grange program or alternatively further enable the Grange member to better fulfill a role at the Sammamish Valley Grange.
What will be the amount of the Scholarship or Grant?
- The number of scholarships and grants awarded will depend on how many applications are submitted and approved for consideration. The amount will not exceed the cost of tuition, and course-required books and supplies for any individual.
- A total of $500 will be reserved specifically for five or more grants, up to $100 each, to members of the Sammamish Valley community (with priority given to current Grange members and family) for continuing education. The amount will not exceed the cost of tuition and course-required books and supplies for each class.
Applications and Submissions:
For further information and full documentation on the process required to submit an application, please contact our Grange Scholarship Committee via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Grange Scholarship” in the subject line, or send your request to: Sammamish Valley Grange #286, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072.
Grange Youth Camp Reviews and Acknowledgements
A typical day at Camp Cornet Bay Junior Grange Camp
First and foremost, I wish to express my thanks to the members of the Sammamish Valley Grange for sponsoring me to attend camp this year, and now I’ll tell you my experience. In the morning we would get dressed and walk into the field for exercising. We would then run to the flagpole and salute. After flag, campers would line up in front of the dining hall for breakfast. the whole Bay was visible from the hall and we could socialize, eat, and watch the birds and occasionally even a seal. On Tuesday we we hiked up to the peak. The long trek gave us time to talk and get to know other campers. At the top you get blown away by the vast view from the peak. We then journeyed down the other side and enjoyed lunch on the beach. If I haven’t mentioned it, the food was amazing all throughout the camp, especially the breakfast quiche. Line dance was an activity I participated in, I was also the chaplain for opening. I look forward to attending camp next year and thank you again for sponsoring me. – Jack B.
I’ve gone to Grange Camp for five years now, and I enjoy it more every year! I’ve got to say, being a counselor was pretty difficult last year. It was my first year working and not being a camper, and there was a lot of time management and hard work involved. Even though it was more work, I think it was the most fun I’ve had in my five years of going! I have a lot of close friends that I get to see through Grange Camp. My favorite parts would be overseeing the junior opening, degree, and closing, and just being with my campers. – Cosette C.
Scholarship applications and continuing education grants are available throughout the year until funds are committed.