Kent Community Foundation

Supporting education and the cultural arts in the greater Kent area.


Encourage students to be the first in their family to pursue a post secondary education.

The Johnson/Stoddard/Osness families settled around Kent in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s.  James Osness wanted to honor the names of his parents and grandparents and established this scholarship for that purpose.   James and his brother, Ralph, were the first in their family to go to college and they desired to “pay it forward” with this scholarship. 
  • Kent School District High School Graduate;
  • Priority will be given to applicants being the first in their family to attend college;
  • Applicant will be pursuing post secondary education in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM.)
  • To apply, please visit the Applications page
  • Help fund this scholarship by donating; Click here