When students are selected to become Palmer Scholars they are being welcomed into the Palmer family. While we do provide our Scholars with a financial award to offset the cost of their post-secondary degree, at Palmer Scholars we pride ourselves on being much more than a scholarship program.
Financial support of up to $5,000 per year, renewable for up to 5 years
College readiness training designed to maximize their potential for college success.
A trained adult mentor to support, encourage, and empower them as they progress through their degree program.
Connection with job shadow and internship opportunities around Pierce County.
Opportunities to interact with leaders in Pierce County through a variety of events and experiences designed to strengthen their ties to their community and emphasize the importance of giving back.
Ongoing support from Palmer Scholars staff.
Now Accepting Applications
To be eligible for Palmer Scholars, students must:
We began recruiting and selecting our Scholars as high school juniors in the fall of 2015. This transition is rooted in the belief that by selecting our Scholars as juniors we will be positioning ourselves to better prepare them to be successful in their transition from high school to college and beyond. We now have the ability to support our Scholars for a longer period of time before they transition to college through trainings in both their junior and senior years of high school.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/4 – SENIORS, 12/6 - JUNIORSAPPLY NOW - Become a Palmer Scholar!
Scholars has partnered with the Tacoma Sunrise Rotary Club to administer the
Palmer Sunrise Rotary Challenge Scholarship (PSRCS). PSRC Scholars will receive
all of the benefits of traditional Palmer Scholars, though their scholarship
dollars come from the Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation. The PSRCS is open to
juniors enrolled at Lincoln HS, and seeks to identify students who have
persevered through significant hardship and are college bound. The submission
deadline for the PSRCS is the same as the general Palmer Scholars application
Please fill out the main application to apply for the Palmer Sunrise Rotary Challenge Scholarship and when prompted, select that you would like to be considered for the Sunrise Rotary Challenge Scholarship.