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Available to current employees, their spouses, and children of all ages. View 2021 scholarship recipient announcement.


Applications Coming Soon
2023 scholarship applications will be available November 2022

The West Coast Paper Scholarship Award was established in 2005 by Dick and Sharon Abrams with the creation of The West Coast Paper Scholarship Fund at The Seattle Foundation*. The scholarship was created as an expression of support for employees whose talents and efforts have and continue to make West Coast Paper (dba WCP Solutions) outstanding and for commitment to the value of education. It is meant to encourage and support higher education for West Coast Paper employees and qualified employee family members.

The scholarship award is for up to $10,000 and has the potential of being renewed annually. The scholarship criteria require that a student have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. The broader attributes of the applicant will also be considered. To win the award, the student must be accepted into a qualifying trade or vocational school, college or university (see application for full details). To win renewal, the student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The disbursement of funds will be made directly by The Seattle Foundation to the educational institution and will be limited to a maximum of 50% of tuition, board, and room. Renewals will not preclude the awarding of scholarships to new students so long as adequate funds are available. Award grants are determined by The Seattle Foundation and are made from the West Coast Paper Scholarship Fund.

Founders Dick and Sharon Abrams
Scholarship founders Dick and Sharon Abrams

* The Seattle Foundation is the oldest community foundation in Washington State. Dick and Sharon selected The Seattle Foundation to administer the scholarship award because of its exemplary reputation for managing charitable funds, professionalism and commitment to philanthropic activities.