Bernie Minsk Scholarship

Provided by The Seattle Foundation

Bernie Minsk, a life-long Seattle resident, grew up the youngest of five children in the Madrona neighborhood. He and his siblings were first-generation Americans, their parents having fled the harsh conditions for Jews in Latvia and Russia in the early 1900s. He and his siblings were also the first in their family to get a formal education and to have the opportunity to go to college. Bernie graduated from Garfield High School, attended Seattle University, and graduated from the University of Washington. He had a varied career, became a successful businessman, and always appreciated the value of education. Bernie was very proud of his affiliation with Garfield. He was an avid member of the Garfield Golden Grads and spoke fondly and often of the school. Bernie died in 2013 at age 85, and his family is pleased to use the proceeds of his estate to fund college scholarships. The Bernie Minsk Scholarship is awarded to graduating public high school seniors who currently work with Rainier Scholars. Priority will be given to seniors who attend Garfield High School in Seattle, WA. All students should demonstrate financial need and a strong interest and commitment to mentoring students in the future. The Bernie Minsk Scholarship is intended to cover gaps in available financial aid so that students will be able to attend a college of their choice, take some of the financial pressure off students by having a renewable source of funding as long as they are making satisfactory progress towards a degree, and help students graduate with little or no debt.
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2017 - 2018
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