The Norman B. Rice Scholarship Fund
Seattle Jobs Initiative proudly announces the creation of The Norman B. Rice Scholarship Fund. The Fund is established in honor of Mayor Rice’s lifelong commitment to generating
economic opportunity for low-income people in Seattle, embodied by his vision for creating SJI more than 15 years ago.
The Fund will directly expand opportunities for low-income Seattle and King County residents to attend college and gain the skills they need to advance out of poverty and support their families.
The Fund operates to remove the obstacles that serve to discourage so many low-income individuals from accessing and completing college. Specifically, it will be used to fund tuition, books, fees and other costs of college attendance that are not covered by financial aid. It will further fund critical supports these students frequently require to succeed in college, such as bus passes and childcare assistance.