Frequently Asked Questions

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Since the office is not staffed every day, all day, here are the most frequently asked questions. You may also leave a message on the recorder and someone will return your call asap or email to Phone 360-249-6878


Only those students graduating from a Grays Harbor high school. an adult, or student returning to college must currently reside (home address) in Grays Harbor although they may be attending college elsewhere.

Scholarships can be asked for and awarded only 2 times. 

2021 Applications:

Current High School Seniors in Grays Harbor applications will be available March 1st  and due March 31th.

Returning college students or adult education applications will be available April 1st and due in the office April 30th

All High school counselor’s office, the Foundation office or upon request may be e-mailed. They are NOT found on-line.

Yes, if they are living in Grays Harbor

No, they may not. They must be used the year they are awarded. A student may decline a scholarship and then reapply two more times.

High School applications must be returned to the Foundation office by 5:00 p.m. on the March 31th, 2021 for High School Applications.  Adults and returning college students must have their applications in the office by 5:00 p.m. April 30th, 2020. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Yes, but their primary address must be in Grays Harbor.

Awards vary according to whether a student is attending a vocational school, a 2 or 4 year college and are not the same from year to year but generally range from $1000 to $2,500.

We usually begin dispersing funds in July upon verification from the school that the student in enrolled for the upcoming quarter/semester. 

The Foundation requires verification of student enrollment before dispersing the funds and all funds must be dispersed by October 31st or the student will lose their scholarship.

No.  All funds are sent directly to the college, university or vocational school.  No funds are sent to the student.

Applications need to be returned either by email to, or mailed back to PO Box 404, Montesano, WA  98563.  All applications are due back to the Kelsey Foundation by the appropriate due/close date no later than 5:00 pmno exceptions.  


Due to COVID-19, we will not have applications available for pick up at our office. We are asking you to email the Kelsey Foundation at Kelsey@reachone.comrequesting an application or if you do not have access to a computer, please call 360-249-6878 and we will mail you a hard copy of the application.  Please state in your email or voicemail; your name, address, contact phone number and school you will be attending in the fall.  

A limited number of scholarships are available this year and will be reviewed on a  first come first serve basis.


The 2021 Scholarship Application Period - is as follows

High School Students - starting March 1st applications will be available through your high school counselor and then Due by 5pm March 31st

Adults Returning to school  - starting April 1st applications will be available and then Due by 5pm April 30th Click here for more information