The Robert J. Handy & WSSR-Foundation

Due March 1, 2023

The Washington State School Retirees' Association (WSSRA) invites high school seniors to apply for the Robert J. Handy and WSSR Foundation scholarships.  These awards are given to students who plan to pursue a career in education.

Statewide sixteen (16) WSSR – Foundation Scholarships and sixteen (16) PEMCO/ Robert J. Handy Scholarships will be awarded to students whose degree would be in one of these areas: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, social worker or school psychologist. For the WSSR-Foundation, one $3,000 award and one $1,000 award will be granted in each of the eight WSSRA regions.  For Handy, two $900 scholarships (redeemable for four years) will be awarded in each of the eight WSSRA regions by PEMCO.

In addition, two (2) Gene Forrester Memorial Scholarships at $2,000 each will be awarded to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who will major in Agricultural Education at Washington State University. 

Also, in each of WSSRA's eight regions, local WSSRA units may award additional scholarships.

WSSRA collects and distributes applications to readers in our eight regions who will select the recipients.  Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2023, if they have been chosen.