Barbara Gorud grew up in the Seattle area and ultimately settled in Shoreline. She was a woman known for her commitment to service organizations, childrenâ€™s activities, and education. Education was very important to her ~ her parents were educators, she became a teacher, and she married a teacher. Unfortunately,Â Barbara passed away in 1996 due to breast cancer. To uphold her legacy of service and education, it seemed perfect to start a scholarship in her memory. The Barbara Gorud Memorial Scholarship began in 2011 and is awarded to high school seniors who are about to embark on their college experience.
Barbaraâ€™s grandchildren attend school in the Snohomish School District, which is how we found the Snohomish Education Foundation. The Snohomish Education Foundationâ€™s amazing work raises money for all areas of the Snohomish School District. We couldnâ€™t be happier to have our scholarship affiliated with them. Itâ€™s wonderful to be able to honor our mother while celebrating the academic futures of amazing high school seniors.