Elise’s Story

Elise moved to Bellevue with her family when she was in middle school. She spoke no English. She was smart and hard-working and by the time she reached high school she had graduated out of her ESL classes. As a senior at Sammamish High School, Elise learned about the Overlake Service League college scholarship program. … Read Now

Bellevue LifeSpring's 2017-2018 college scholarship recipients

Five Things to Know About 26 Kids Set to Take on the World

What do a future chemical engineer, nurse and journalist all have in common? They are all heading to college this fall with the help of Bellevue LifeSpring college scholarships! Bellevue LifeSpring is making 26 students’ dreams of higher education reality! This fall, 10 freshmen, three sophomores, nine juniors, two seniors and two adult scholarship recipients … Read Now

Luisa's summer school scholarship helped put her on the path toward college.

Grads-On-Track™ By the Numbers

Low-income students are especially vulnerable to falling behind in school. An unstable home life and poor nutrition can cause students living in poverty to fail their classes. On average, summer school courses to make up a class and retrieve credits are $180 each and can cost up to $420. Families living in poverty are already … Read Now

2017 Bellevue LifeSpring fourth-year college scholarship recipients

The Pathway Out of Poverty

Bellevue LifeSpring’s renewable, need-based college scholarships are allowing more students living in poverty to achieve their dreams of higher education. This spring, four of Bellevue LifeSpring’s college scholarship recipients are graduating and moving on to brighter futures.   Telma comes from a single-income household and commutes to school to save money. In addition to being … Read Now

Where Are They Now?

For students living in poverty, just graduating from high school can be an uphill climb. The prospect of going on to college may seem like an impossible dream. However, thanks to the support of our community, Bellevue LifeSpring’s college scholarships program is making those dreams a reality. By the year 2020, 70% of jobs in … Read Now

Meet the 2016-2017 Bellevue LifeSpring Scholars

We believe education is the pathway out of poverty. Each year, Bellevue LifeSpring awards Bellevue high school graduates and parents with college scholarships toward a living-wage career. Each scholarship is renewable for four years of school. In 2016, your generosity provided 26 college scholarships to 24 Bellevue high school graduates and two parents in the Bellevue School … Read Now