WHAT IS THE PAUL LAUZIER FOUNDATON?
The Paul Lauzier Foundation is a private nonprofit comprised of two separate charitable entities, the Paul Lauzier Scholarship Foundation and the Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation. The net income is split evenly and distributed between the two foundations annually.
WHAT IS THE PAUL LAUZIER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION?
The PLSF awards scholarships each year to graduating seniors and alumni of Grant County high schools who attend college or vocational school within the state of Washington. Students pursuing vocational/technical education (trades) and graduate level degrees are also eligible.
WHICH SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE ELIGIBLE?
Almira/Coulee-Hartline, Ephrata, Moses Lake Christian Academy, Moses Lake, Quincy, Royal, Soap Lake, Wahluke, Warden and Wilson Creek. This includes any alternative schools within those districts. Applicants must also reside in Grant County for a minimum of 2 years prior to high school graduation.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A LAUZIER SCHOLARSHIP AND WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
Students apply online at https://lauzierscholarship.awardspring.com. The deadline is March 1. A new application is posted every December. Students are notified of selections in May/June, and funds are disbursed to the academic institutions in July each year.
DO LAUZIER SCHOLARSHIPS AUTOMATICALLY RENEW?
No, but scholarships are available every academic year. Previous recipients must reapply and compete with new applicants. Each year is a new selection process.
ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS PURSUING TRADES?
Yes! The Paul Lauzier Foundation strongly supports students pursuing all forms of vocational technical education. Also, students obtaining graduate/master's, law and medical degrees are eligible.
WHAT IS THE PAUL LAUZIER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION?
The PLCF provides grants to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations in support of community development, youth programs, public health and safety, education and agriculture. Schools, towns, cities, healthcare entities and governmental agencies may also apply.
WHAT KINDS OF GRANTS DOES THE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AWARD?
The Foundation will consider funding requests for program support, equipment and capital projects. There is no geographical limitation. However, the Foundation prefers to fund programs and projects located in rural communities in central and eastern Washington, with an emphasis in Grant County. The PLCF will fund one-time annual grants and larger, long-term pledges spread over multiple years.
HOW DOES MY ORGANIZATION APPLY FOR A LAUZIER CHARITABLE GRANT AND WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
Nonprofit organizations apply online. New applications are posted every January at www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/lauziergrants. The next deadline will be Friday, April 28, 2023. Funding is disbursed at the beginning of June each year.
IF I WAS AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP, HOW DO I PROVIDE MY FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION IF THE LINK IN MY EMAIL DOESN’T WORK?
Login to your AwardSpring dashboard at https://lauzierscholarship.awardspring.com and provide the requested information.
MY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION RECEIVED A GRANT FROM THE LAUZIER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. HOW DO WE SUBMIT OUR GRANT COMPLETION REPORT?
Login to your ZoomGrants account at www.zoomgrants.com/login before April 15 and submit the required information. You can also email the information to email@example.com, or send it via regular mail. Go to the Charitable Grant Report page for more information.
CAN I DONATE FUNDS TO THE PAUL LAUZIER FOUNDATION?
Yes! Contact our office for more details about how you can get involved in our scholarship and charitable giving programs.