Established - 1998
The scholarship is intended to be awarded to achieving
students who have demonstrated achievement and a desire for higher
education at college, university or community college level, but lack
the financial means to make that goal a reality.
Open to achieving students of any Northshore School
District high school. Evidence of achievement may include, but not be
limited to a combination of grade point average (GPA); extra-curricular
activities such as sports, music, drama; student leadership; work
experience or community involvement. The scholarship is open to students
of any Northshore district high school.
In addition to using the standard school district
Scholarship Application Form, applicants should include a one page
personal statement expressing his or her hopes and expectations
resulting from pursuit of education beyond high school and the impact
that it will have on her or his life.
By a committee comprised of Northshore Rotary Club
members with recommendation from school counselors.
and Gordon Livengood
A thank you note:
you for choosing me as the recipient . . . I cannot express to you my
happiness and gratitude. Thank you for believing in me."
Janet and Gordon Livengood were long-time residents of
Kirkland and later in Seattle's houseboat district. Janet Livengood
maintained an active interest in public affairs and participated in a
number of public, non-profit organizations supporting good government at
the local level.
Gordon Livengood served as city attorney for Bothell for a
number of years prior to the city adopting the city manager form of
government. He was a charter member of the Northshore Rotary Club and
was active in his law practice nearly 50 years. He also continued his
service club membership until the time of his death in 2001.
The Livengood estate, at Gordon's passing, bequeathed
$100,000 to the Northshore Scholarship Foundation. As a result, the
family has indicated an interest in providing more than one scholarship
annually as well as offering renewable scholarships through the
grants are awarded for four academic years as long as the
recipient is maintaining progress toward a degree and meets the minimum
grade point average established for the Livengood scholarship.