Walla Walla Public High Schools Scholarship Fund
A needs-based scholarship supporting Walla Walla graduates
Begun in 2012, the Walla Walla Public High Schools Scholarship Fund has helped more than 30 graduates fulfill their educational dreams after high school.
Jerry Zahl and his Class of '62 classmates started the fund as a way to give back to the community. Today, the fund is at over $228,000 and has given out $36,000 in scholarships.
2023 scholarship recipients used their awards at the University of Washington, Walla Walla Community College, Whitman College, and Columbia Basin College.
Walla Walla grads are encouraged to donate their class year amount (e.g., $20.23).
As Jerry Zahl puts it, “You do not need to be a millionaire to give to this scholarship fund. Each graduate contributing their graduation year in dollars and cents annually would be a good place to start. The acceptance and support from the local community has been absolutely fantastic from the beginning because everyone senses the need.”
Gifts from all graduates and friends of further education are welcome.