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Scholarships available

to local students

The Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Bremerton, is now accepting applications. Students graduating from any high school in Kitsap or North Mason counties or enrolled in Olympic College are eligible. Application forms are available at high school counseling offices, the Olympic College financial aid office or

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, community service, school activities and financial merit. The deadline for submitting an application is March 15.

Scald prevention kits available

Poulsbo Fire Department and Northwest Burn Foundation are offering free scald prevention kits. The kits teach children how to be responsible for their own safety. Parents with infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers can contact the fire department at (360) 779-3997 or the foundation at (888) NO-BURNS (662-8767) to order a free kit.

OC is tops in helping

military families

Olympic College was recently recognized for helping meet the educational needs of military members and their families. Military Advanced Education, a quarterly publication with a focus on higher education for the military, ranked OC as one of the top 30 schools nationwide for service members.

“These are schools that are significant players in military education, whether for number of military contracts, number of military students served, availability of financial aid and scholarships, or other military-friendly qualities,” MAE stated in a prepared release.

In addition, OC has been named as a Navy Distance Learning Partner in recognition of OC’s efforts to help military members reach their educational and career goals through distance learning formats. OC offers courses online and by USB drive and has been developing two-year degrees that grant credit to military members for their training and experience.

For more information on the military-friendly programs offered at Olympic College, contact a Military Education advisor at

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