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 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 expired on Monday, March 1, 2021. A new application will be posted in December 2021.
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 funds annual grants and long-term pledges over multiple years.
HOW DOES MY ORGANIZATION APPLY FOR A LAUZIER CHARITABLE GRANT AND WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
Nonprofit organizations apply online. The deadline was Friday, April 30, 2021. Funding is disbursed in June. A new application will be posted in January 2022.