Newport High School parent Carla Vendeland created the PTSA Knight Valor Program in 1989, which recognizes Newport students who choose to spend their time making a difference in their community. Carla herself was an avid volunteer working tirelessly to support efforts to fight world hunger and the importance of education. She had an incredible gift of identifying people’s strengths.
Carla B Vendeland passed away in 1994 after a long bout with cancer, and in 1996, the Carla B. Vendeland Scholarship was established in her memory and is now administered by the Bellevue Schools Foundation.

At least one, $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to graduating Newport High School seniors who are Knight Valor scholarship recipients.

This year scholarships will be awarded to one male and one female participant. Deadline to apply this year is May 19, 2023.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be:
·        a graduating senior; and
·        earned the PTSA Knight Valor Award (a minimum of 105 hours of community service for the Class of 2023)

Please send the following information as an application to [email protected] by May 19, 2023.
Your application MUST include the following three (3) pages:

Page One (1):  Provide your personal information.
* Student name                     * Student ID number
* Student gender                  * Phone number
* Home mailing address      * Email address

Page Two (2):  Provide an essay of no more than 400 words describing your most rewarding volunteer activity or activities.  In your essay, explain what you learned about community need and the impact of your work.  You may also discuss how or where you are committed to serving your community in the future.

Page Three (3): Provide a document showing your community service hours. A screenshot of your hours from Naviance is sufficient.  Make sure the page includes your name and student ID number.

Questions about the program? See our Committee Chair page.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.