The Bellevue Public Schools Foundation scholarship program is a collaboration between community partners and individuals representing honorary family scholarships. This year, the BPS Foundation will award more than $130,000 to deserving seniors through Foundation funding and our community scholarship partnerships. 

Criteria: BPS Foundation scholarships are offered to seniors and can be used at the college or vocational school of your choice. Selection is based on academic performance, extracurricular involvement, and a positive attitude toward school. To apply to the Frank Kumor Memorial Scholarship specifically, students must be enrolled in courses through the Frank Kumor Career Center. 

Applications for the new Bellevue University Scholarships are now open through March 18! Applications for the 2022 Bellevue Public Schools Foundation Scholarships are no longer being accepted. Recipients will be awarded on April 29.

BPS Foundation Scholarships

The Bellevue Public Schools Foundation scholarships include four $10,000 scholarships funded in honor of Marie Ham and Ralph Ham plus four $2,500 scholarships funded as part of the Foundation's core initiatives. It is the intent that two students from each high school will be selected for each scholarship amount.

Frank Kumor Memorial Scholarship

The Frank Kumor Memorial $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a senior completing trade program courses at the Frank Kumor Career Center. To apply, complete the Bellevue Comprehensive Scholarship Application and indicate in your write up your wish to apply for this scholarship.

Students wishing to apply for either the BPS Foundation Scholarships or the Frank Kumor Memorial Scholarship must complete the Bellevue Comprehensive Scholarship Application by December 17. The application is a fillable WORD document that will automatically download once you click on “apply”. Please follow the instructions on the application to submit, or you may return it by email to

Bellevue Community Scholarship

Applications Open February 2 – March 18

Bellevue University, in partnership with the Bellevue Public Schools Foundation, is proud to award two full tuition and fee scholarships to graduating 2022 high school seniors from Bellevue East High School and Bellevue West High School.

This scholarship is intended to provide an opportunity to obtain a four-year degree for two local high school students with notable potential in the classroom, active community engagement, or demonstrated perseverance through hardship.

The scholarships awarded will cover full tuition and fees, renewable up to four years or the completion of a Bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.

Bellevue Community Scholarship flyer

Click here to email your interest in this scholarship. A High School Admissions Counselor will walk you through the application steps to Bellevue University and submission of your scholarship application for this and other scholarships. An online recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or school staff will be required during the submission process.  

Participation in programmatic requirements such as attending workshops, campus events, and community service are required annually, in addition to maintaining good academic standing. Some additional sources of funding may be combined.

For more on this and other scholarships available at Bellevue University, visit the scholarships webpage here.