Scholarships and Grants

The application deadline for the 2019 awards has passed. We will announce applications for the 2020 awards later this fall.

Since 2006, the Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Whidbey Island has given over $100,000 back to the local community. We offer military dependent scholarships for spouses continuing their educations as well as graduating seniors pursuing a college degree. We also award donations annually to local non profits to enrich our community.

The amount distributed in awards is determined by the club’s annual proceeds. The individual award amounts are decided by our Scholarship and Charity Committee in early May after our fundraising is complete. Please support our efforts by becoming a member, participating in fundraising events such as Time and Talent, or by donating. Your contributions directly impact your military and local community.

Questions? Contact Amber Taylor, VP of Philanthropy.


Spouse Continuing Education Scholarship

To be considered for a Spouse Continuing Education Scholarship, an applicant must…

  • Be a spouse of an active duty or retired military service member, or an un-remarried widow/er of a deceased military service member.
  • Be a resident of Island or Skagit County enrolling or enrolled in college.


Graduating Senior Scholarship

To be considered for a Graduating Senior Scholarship, an applicant must…

  • Be a military dependent of an active duty or retired military service member, or deceased service member.
  • Be an Island or Skagit County resident and a graduating high school senior enrolling in college in the fall pursuing a degree.

Charity Donation

To be considered for a charity donation, an applicant must…

  • Be a non-profit entity
  • Serve NAS Whidbey Island’s local community

Awards are decided based on a number of merit-based factors including scholastic performance, school and community involvement, and essays submitted. Applicants are notified at the end of April or beginning of May.

Application Submission

The club accepts all applications from January when they are posted through March 31, and awards are presented in the late spring.

Applications can either be sent via email to or mailed to the below address:

Attn: VP Philanthropy
PO Box 265
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Disbursement of Funds

Individual scholarships are paid directly to the institution upon receipt of completed scholarship contract and verification of enrollment. Students must submit all documentation by the end of the calendar year in which their scholarship is awarded in order for funds to be paid for the awarded school year. Upon the new year, any outstanding awards will be applied toward the next year’s scholarship fund.

Charitable donations are paid in the spring when the award is presented.

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Whidbey Island (OSCWI) is a non-federal, private entity operated and controlled by individuals in their private capacities.  OSCWI is not a part of, managed by, operated or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, or Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.