Initiatives

As a catalyst for academic success, the BPS Foundation works closely with the School District to design programs and initiatives that align with District goals while promoting innovation and enrichment.

Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

In 2020, the Foundation awarded $2,500 to eight Bellevue East and Bellevue West graduating seniors totally $20,000! BPS Foundation donations and corporate sponsorships help fund the scholarship program.

Memorial Scholarships

The BPS Foundation currently manages 23 memorial scholarships funded by individuals, families and alumni classes. If you are interested in starting a scholarship fund, contact the Foundation.

Programs

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Choral Festival

The 8-12 Choral Festival is a long-standing tradition in Bellevue bringing together students from across the district for a day of musical enrichment each February. The BPS Foundation is honored to provide up to $3,000 to support event costs.

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Operation Read

Held in April, Operation Read is a community quiz bowl for fourth through sixth grade students. Students read 10 Children’s Choice Award books and work with teachers and volunteers to prepare for the event. The Foundation provides funds for books, snacks and medals.

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Academic Trips

When a student does an outstanding job in an academic area, they may qualify to advance to a national competition. The BPS Foundation assists with funding these trips so that all students, despite socioeconomic status, have the chance to shine at the national level.

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Special Projects & District Support

The BPS Foundation works closely with the district to help fill major funding gaps or as special projects arise unexpectedly. These efforts help ease district budget concerns and allow for continued innovation throughout the district.

Grants

The BPS Foundation awarded more than $100,000 in grants in the last twelve months as part of our Classroom Grants Program for teachers and Playground Equipment Improvement initiative — a matching-funds grant program.

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