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.
The PLSF awards scholarships annually to graduating seniors and alumni of Grant County high schools who attend college or vocational school within the state of Washington. Students pursuing graduate degrees are also eligible. Selected recipients must attend school on a full-time basis.
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.
No, but scholarships are available every academic year. Students may apply for a scholarship regardless of whether or not he or she has been previously selected to receive an award. Also, students previously awarded a scholarship are not assured of receiving future funding. Each year is a new selection process.
Yes! The Paul Lauzier Foundation strongly supports students pursuing all forms of vocational education.
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.
There is no geographical limitation, but 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 both long-term pledges over multiple years and one-time annual gifts.