Bethel Educational Scholarship Team (BEST) is a community scholarship foundation. In the spring of 2012 we awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to the graduates of the four high schools in the Bethel School District, Spanaway WA. In addition the other two district Dollars For Scholars chapters (Friends of Challenger Community Foundation and Graham Kapowsin Dollars For Scholars Community Foundation) awarded their own scholarships totaling more than $20,000.
College costs are rising. Government funds are shrinking. And many promising students cannot afford to realize their dreams of a post-secondary education. At a time when education should be a top priority for our country, access to education needs to be equally important.
Bethel Educational Scholarship Team has accomplished a lot in the past 25 years. We now have an endowment of more than $800,000 to fund scholarships for Bethel District graduates.
We are the local chapter for Dollars for Scholars and more than 500 schools and colleges will match our scholarships with equal dollar amounts.
We receive generous regular donations from:
- Bethel School District employees through the "Day's Pay" program
- Graham Business Association Annual Scholarship Auction
- Individuals, families, and business sponsored scholarships
- Community donations for memorial scholarships