Karwhite Scholarship

Bellingham/Whatcom County

Firefighters Benevolent Foundation

About the scholarship:  


The Firefighter Jason Karwhite Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Bellingham/Tukwila firefighter paramedic Jason Karwhite.  Jason’s life came to a tragic end on September 27, 2014 as a result of a motorcycle accident, leaving behind his wife Sandy and children Gage & Georgia.  Like many people, Jason was determined to make the world a better place; his life was characterized by friendship, leadership, and community involvement.  Jason’s life was dedicated to children, families, education, and public service. His commitment to them was passionate and generous, but carried out quietly and politely. Whatever he was doing, it always seemed that it was in some way helping others.  This memorial scholarship honors his memory-his open mind and kind heart, the concern he showed for others, and his passion and curiosity in life.

Scholarship Application Period and Information:

The Jason Karwhite Scholarship application period is open.  Please see the following about the requirements and timeframes.

1)  The scholarship is open to all current and retired 106 members children/grandchildren; and any child of an IAFF member who resides in Whatcom County.  

2)  As well, any high school senior in Whatcom County that will be graduating in 2019.

3)  Additionally, the applicants must be attending a 2 or 4 year school in any of the following career paths:  EMS, Fire Technology/Science, Firefighting, or medical (any) field.

4) Application documents are attached at the bottom of this page.

Applications are due January 25, 2019.  They can be hand delivered by the end of that business day and receive a date stamp OR postmarked (clearly postmark requested) by that date. No application will be accepted outside of that due date.

Director Benevolent 106,
Sep 27, 2018, 8:54 PM