Quilcene-Brinnon Dollars for Scholars®

Named 2017 National Chapter of the Year Finalist


Quilcene, August 2017 - Quilcene-Brinnon Dollars for Scholars® is pleased to announce it has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Irving A. Fradkin National Chapter of the Year by Scholarship America®.

The Chapter of the Year award honors and recognizes Dollars for Scholars chapters that have performed outstanding service to their community and exemplify the commitment of Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, to making postsecondary success possible for all students.

"I would like to express my gratitude for all that Quilcene-Brinnon Foundation Dollars for Scholars does on behalf of students," said Scholarship America president & CEO Robert C. Ballard. "Scholarship America is proud to recognize this outstanding Dollars for Scholars chapter with this national award."

Quilcene-Brinnon Dollars for Scholars will receive $1,000 for their scholarship program from Scholarship America.

About Quilcene-Brinnon Dollars for Scholars

Quilcene-Brinnon Dollars for Scholars was founded In the Fall of 1999, through the joint efforts of the Quilcene Lions Club and the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce.  As a result of their efforts the Quilcene/Brinnon Chapter of Dollars for Scholars was formally formed in January 2000, with Jim Hodgson as President and George Miller as Treasurer, to pursue the scholarship needs in our community.  QBDFS has administered and provided scholarships to our community's students for over 20 years.  QBDFS has provided over 485 scholarships for over $840,000 to students in the Quilcene & Brinnon Communities.  QBDFS current board members are; Tom Brotherton, Jim & Marge Hodgson, Marty McCullough, Rita Miller, Barbara Morger, Veronica Ryan, and Bruce Pyles.

Please consider donating to our community's students postsecondary education by sending a donation to QBDFS, P.O. Box 477, Quilcene, WA 98376.


Quilcene/Brinnon Dollars For Scholars


     Dollars For Scholars is a non-profit organization with a 501 C-3 designation.  Our purpose is to provide scholarships and act as a center for donors, scholarship providers, and scholarship seekers within our chartered area.  Qualified applicants are high school seniors and college undergraduates who reside in the communities of Brinnon and Quilcene, Washington.  We attempt to match our scholarships to qualified students.


Our Mission:


     To Provide Scholarship Opportunities to Post Secondary Education for Members of the Quilcene/Brinnon Community.  Please consider an Endowment, a Pledge or a Donation to help our students with their post high school education and training.


Our Profile


      Quilcene/Brinnon Dollars For Scholars was formed out of the joint effort of  two community service clubs:  The Quilcene Lions Club and The Quilcene/Brinnon Chamber of Commerce.

     From an exploratory meeting in the Fall of 1999, Quilcene-Brinnon Dollars For Scholars was founded with a dream to build a $1,000,000 Endowment for our community. To date, we have over $360,000, towards fulfilling that goal and we have awarded over $840,000 in scholarships since 2001. This past year we awarded $115,500 to eleven students and three teachers.

     We have established a relationship with the Seattle Foundation, to find qualified candidates for the Bob and Maggie Bergman Endowment.  This fund was created through the Will of Bob and Maggie Bergman for scholarships to seniors graduating from Quilcene High School.  In addition, teachers under contract with the Quilcene School District also qualify for educational training and advancement scholarships. 

    We are associated with Scholarship America, a nationally recognized nonprofit student aid/service organization.

      The key to success is community support from businesses, civic organizations, municipal entities; employees, grass-roots groups, and individuals joining together to make scholarships happen.

     There is nothing magic about it.  Anyone who is motivated to contribute in time and/or talent should contact a member of our board.

      Please consider an endowment in your Will that could read:

                                     "A Scholarship in Memory of:_______________." 

        What better gift could you give to the community?