Graduate Funding Information Service

October 25, 2019

Rachel Royston Permanent Scholarship Foundation

Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

Rachel Royston was a teacher, counselor and administrator in the Seattle Public School District. She was a past president of Washington State Organization, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and the Seattle Teacher’s Association (now the Seattle Education Association.) She believed that through scholarships, friendships and careful mentoring, capable and ambitious women could realize their full potential.

The Rachel Royston Permanent Scholarship Foundation was established over fifty years ago to grant awards to outstanding women educators for study towards an advanced degree or specialized area.  Individual scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000. The award is to be used for tuition. It does not cover housing, transportation, parking, computer hardware or childcare. In memory of Margaret L. Harvin, a major Foundation donor, an additional award(s) is given to the recipient(s) who the Board believes has achieved the highest level of self-improvement and success in the area of educational scholarship.


Women residents of Washington state who are currently (or will be) enrolled in a nationally or regionally accredited college or university graduate degree or certification program in the field of education may apply. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree. She need not be a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.