Kent Community Foundation

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


The Kent Chamber of Commerce assumed responsibility for the funding and awarding of the EHCO (East Hill Community Organization) Scholarship during 2015.  They renamed it The Kent Chamber of Scholarship and plan to continue the great tradition of the EHCO Scholarship in 2016 and beyond.  

Julie Kiel, 1988 Recipient, with Edward Heineman Jr.,  Secretary/ Treasurer of EHCO
Julie Kiel, 1988 Recipient, with Edward Heineman Jr., Secretary/ Treasurer of EHCO

“This scholarship allows me to pursue my education – I intend on returning to Kent and making a contribution!” Julie Kiel

The East Hill Community Organization (EHCO) created the EHCO Scholarship in 1987.  The group of East Hill of Kent business owners and operators created the scholarship fund for the purpose of funding one or more scholarships each year for graduating seniors from the Kent School District. 

  • One $1,000 scholarship awarded each year
  • Graduating Kent student
  • Attending two-year college or vocational-technical institute in the State of Washington
  • To apply, please visit the Applications page


  • Meet our recipients; Click here
  • Over $12,000 and 15 scholarships awarded since 1988
  • Help fund this scholarship by donating; Click here 


Trevor Watt is the 2006 ECHO Scholarship recipient.  He is a 2009 graduate of Renton Technical College where he received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts.  In 2012 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Business Management from Washington State University.
Trevor’s college career began with the help of an EHCO Scholarship in 2006.
Trevor is currently Manager of an Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant in the Seattle area.