Apply for a Scholarship

Every spring the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund awards multiple $5,000 college scholarships to female-identifying students enrolled in the graduating senior class at Mercer Island High School (MIHS), Chief Sealth International High School (CSIHS), and Rainier Beach High School (RBHS) who demonstrate commitment to the values and goals embodied in the life and work of Dr. Stanley Ann Dunham, a 1960 Mercer Island High School graduate, anthropologist, and mother of Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng and the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack H. Obama.  These values and goals include:

  • serving Powerful Groups Targeted for Oppression (PGTOs);
  • promoting social justice and the rights of women;
  • organizing and empowering communities;
  • respecting and understanding diverse cultures; and
  • demonstrating rigorous and socially relevant academic work.



  • Female-identifying seniors at Mercer Island High School, Chief Sealth International High School or Rainier Beach High School
  • Plan to enroll in a private or public two or four-year college or university in fall 2024
  • The new application deadline is Sunday, April 21, 2024.

Resources For Application Help

Our goal is for every potential applicant to feel confident in her application. Please use our resources to guide you each step of the way, and contact us with any questions you cannot find the answers to.