The Chuck Semancik Memorial Foundation honors Chuck Semancik, a legendary coach & teacher at Bremerton and West high schools from 1948 until 1984. Chuck truly cared for his kids, especially those who had to overcome adversity.
The Semancik Foundation, formed in 2000, is following in those well-known 9 Spot-bilts, and targets kids who need that extra boost. The foundation's primary focus is to provide student-athletes a means to continue their education. Our source of donations for scholarships and Kitsap-area projects is from a grass-roots base of the community, alumni, and friends of the Bremerton Schools all sharing to create opportunities for our youth.
Click here to fill out the application form for the Semancik Continuing Scholarship!
To HELP KIDS who are overcoming life-altering circumstances.
These youngsters must be achieving academically and seeking to further their education after graduation in pursuit of a career goal.There is a great need to aid those kids targeted in our mission statement as is illustrated by the following statement from Bremerton High School Career and College Education Counselor, Chris Swanson:
"There is a huge need to help the students that the Chuck Semancik Memorial Foundation seeks out. In the past, very few agencies have provided scholarships that target these kids. We have many who do not feel like they can compete for merit-based assistance. In many cases this is because the G.P.A. was negatively impacted by significant challenges in their lives. The perception is deflating to very capable students who have overcome barriers but see the high cost of higher education as an overwhelming hurdle."
Once the scholarship recipient enrolls, we maintain a dialog with admissions/registrars to monitor the attendance and academic progress of each recipient.
The foundation is now able to provide substantial scholarships to Bremerton High graduates and is constantly striving for more recipients and higher-valued assistance.
In 2008, a new name was added to the scholarship headline honoring former Bremerton City Councilman, community activist, international Bremerton ambassador, and Bremerton Hero, Albert L. Colvin. Through the memorial donations of the Colvin family and friends, the Semancik Foundation created the Al Colvin Continuing Education Student Scholarship (ACCESS), allowing former Semancik scholarship recipients to receive an additional aid in completing their post-prep education.We are very proud of all our recipients and their personal accomplishments and their desire to give back and improve our community. They are good citizens in the making.
The more you HELP US, the more we HELP KIDS!