Application period for 2019 Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship now open

February 25, 2019 | by Erin Sirianni

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Calling all 2019 graduating senior women from Mercer Island High School (MIHS) and Rainier Beach High School (RBHS). The application period is now open for this year’s Stanley Dunham Scholarship. Application forms are available at Materials must be submitted by March 15th.

About the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund

Stanley Ann Dunham was a 1960 graduate of Mercer Island High School and the mother of President Barack Obama. She became a pioneering anthropologist in the area of microfinance helping to create sustainable businesses for people in marginalized communities around the world – especially women.

A $5,000 college scholarship will be awarded to two female students – one currently enrolled in the senior class at MIHS and one at RBHS – who demonstrate a commitment to the values of social activism, global service, and educational excellence that Dr. Dunham practiced in her life and work.

If you have questions about this scholarship, please email Gray Pedersen (MIHS ’64) at [email protected].

Learn more about the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship fund at

[Feature image: 2018 award recipients | Photo courtesy: Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund.]