The Grant was established in memory of Nancy Schaps by her family and the community, and has been given annually since 1996 to more than 50 recipients. Until her death from cancer in 1996, Nancy Schaps was an active supporter, through the PTA and other volunteer services, of Mercer Island’s children. Consistent with Nancy’s wishes, the Grant recognizes a Mercer Island child who has suffered the death of a parent or who is currently experiencing the terminal illness of a parent. In 2010, the Schaps Family funded an endowment for this Grant. At that time they requested that the Grant also include Mercer Island children who have a parent serving on active duty with the military.
A Grant award of up to $500 will be given to an elementary, middle or high school student to be used for an activity or other purpose that will aid a child or youth’s adjustment to this difficult life change. For example, the Grant may be used for lessons, a camp experience, a trip, sports equipment, or a musical instrument.
Public contributions to the Scholarship fund are also welcome.
Instructions – Apply Online
Deadline: typically end of May. View for more detail