The Ruth Roy Scholarship Fund has been established to support highly capable students in their constant curiosity and quest for knowledge.
Ruth Roy was a MERLIN teacher in the Issaquah School District for several years During her tenure, she helped develop some of the district's most gifted young minds. In the fall of 2005, Ruth was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and she had to give up her greatest passion, teaching. In the spring of 2007, Ruth lost her battle with ALS.
The scholarship will assist post-fifth through seventh grade students in the pursuit of academic or intellectual interests beyond what is currently available to him/her in the regular school program. Annual awards will be approximately $250 to $300 per student, and may be given out to more than one student depending on available funds.
MERLIN and SAGE students are eligible to apply beginning in the spring of their fifth grade year.