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Shop with a Cop

The Rotary Club of Burien White Center is proud to partner with the police departments of Burien and Sea Tac and the Burien Fred Meyer to launch our community's first Shop with a Cop event. Learn more about the Shop with a Cop event on our Club Stories page. We hope you will partner with us in this effort to create a better relationship with law enforcement in our community while providing a special joy to our children and youth.


Help a Student go Further

Our club is having a fundraiser for our Scholarship Program. For over 50 years, the Rotary Club of Burien/White Center has awarded several college and technical school scholarships every year in support of seniors graduating from Highline area high schools. Scholarship recipients are from Evergreen HS, Highline HS, Kennedy Catholic HS and Puget Sound Skills Center. Our goal is to make awards to students who exhibit the ideals of Rotary, “Service Above Self” and who have financial need; where assistance might make a difference in the student’s decision on whether to attend college or not.  Students at each school can apply for scholarships to technical, community college or four-year colleges and universities.  The scholarships are made payable directly to the institution the student has chosen to attend and can be used for tuition and/or academic supplies. The Rotary Club of Burien/ White Center has awarded nearly $500,000 to deserving students to continue their education beyond high school.

Each student is required to complete the scholarship application as well as provide an unofficial transcript of their high school grades to date.  Scholarship applications must be submitted through the counseling office at each high school and must be delivered to the Rotary Club by the counselor. The Rotary Scholarship Committee selects the scholarship recipients after reviewing their applications and interviewing the students; only 6 nominees per school are considered.
Help us make a difference is a students life!  Go Fund Me!

Barbara Scholarship

Throughout her life, Barbara had a fierce passion for education. After attending both Whitman College, where she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma, and University of Idaho, she received her BA in Education, continuing on to University of Washington for her M.Ed. She took her love for teaching to Gatewood Elementary, where she developed a program for high achieving children of all backgrounds, which was nationally validated by the US Department of Education. She would continue these efforts at Highline Public Schools, expanding her gifted curriculum with colleague and friend Sue Wallace. Outside of her career, Barbara served two terms as President of the Burien/White Center Rotary, having joined as soon as women were allowed. She also served as Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 5030.
Make a donation in Memory of Barbara.  Go Fund Me!

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