In 1987, Newport High School parent Carla Vendeland created the PTSA Knight Valor program recognizing Newport High School students who made a difference in their community through their extraordinary volunteer efforts.  Mrs. Vendeland passed away in 1994.  In her memory and in honor of her dedication to our community, the Carla B. Vendeland Scholarship was established in 1996.  This year, one male and one female student will be awarded $1,000 each.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be:

  1. a graduating senior; and 
  2. earned the PTSA Knight Valor Award.

To apply for the Carla Vendeland Scholarship, send your application to [email protected] the May deadline (exact day announced each year). 

Your application MUST include the following three (3) pages:

Page One (1):  Provide your personal information.

  • Student name
  • Student ID number
  • Home mailing address
  • Phone number; and 
  • 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 why you are committed to serving your community in the future.

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

Application Deadline – 5/21/22

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.