Northwest NEWS

January 18, 1999


Scholarship available for 'emerging scholar'

   The Northshore Scholarship Foundation will award a $1,000 scholarship in May to an "emerging scholar," a student who has overcome obstacles in his or her life, and who, without encouragement or financial support, could find future education out of reach.

   Sponsors will seek nominations from teachers and counselors at Woodinville, Bothell, and Inglemoor high schools, and the Secondary Alternative School. The scholarship may be used at a two- or four-year college or trade school. A committee of family members and a representative from the community will be looking for someone showing "high achievement after being dealt a bad hand in life; selfless contributions to those in need; probably a 'C' student; [and], impeccable citizenship."

   The scholarship has been endowed with contributions from the Rotary clubs of Northshore and Woodinville, a Pemco Foundation Grant, and individuals. It is made in memory of former Northshore Superintendent Julian Karp, who wrote in a booklet entitled Karpisms that "more people in Who's Who in America were 'C' students than 'A' students."

   Teachers or counselors seeking more information should call scholarship coordinator Joanne Harkonen at 486-5557. Individuals interested in contributing to the memorial scholarship may send checks to Northshore Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 173, Bothell, WA 98041.