Peninsula High School’s annual scholarship awards assembly will be held Wednesday, May 19, at 6.30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. All community members are invited to attend this celebration of support for continuing education. Student recipients may use their scholarships for any type of post-high school education, whether vocational or academic.

The program is coordinated by the Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund Committee to distribute money from community donors to over 160 graduating seniors. Numerous individuals, families, businesses, alumni groups and organizations in the Key Peninsula/Gig Harbor area will present awards. Scholarships raised through the operation of the SAVE Thrift Store will also be announced.

Students apply for all awards by compiling personal portfolios that are reviewed by donors. The notebooks showcase the students’ achievements in many areas including academic, school activities and athletics, community organizations, and public service.

The Hawks Scholarship Fund was established by Peninsula High parents nearly 20 years ago. The program is now affiliated with the national Dollars for Scholars program. As a result of that affiliation, money given through the PHS program may be matched by the student’s college if it is enrolled as a program partner, effectively doubling the value of the local donor’s contributions.

For more information on any aspect of the scholarship program, call committee president Marsha Williams as 857-7557.