Bellevue Christian School is pleased to provide tuition scholarships endowed by the generosity of members of the BCS community in memory of former BCS friends, students and family, faculty and staff. Scholarships are awarded in varying amounts each school year to qualifying applicants.


The scholarships, with application links, are listed below. The application deadline is 3:00 pm, April 15 (or the immediate school day following if April 15 falls on a weekend or school break). Each application must be complete to be considered and must include an original essay specific to the prompts of each application. If qualifying for tuition assistance is required for qualification for the scholarship, the family’s tuition assistance application must be entirely complete. Scholarships are not automatically renewed; student must reapply each year. Students may apply for more than one scholarship but qualifying students will receive only one award.


Please contact Kay Westburg in the BCS finance office for more information.

Floyd and Pearl Barnes were the parents and grandparents of three Bellevue Christian alumni (Kellie Barnes-Caffey 1987, Kelsey Caffey 2010, and Megan Caffey 2012). They believed in the importance of a quality, Christ-centered, education and were consistent supporters of Bellevue Christian. The Barnes Memorial Scholarship was established in their honor by Kellie Barnes-Caffey. Mrs. Caffey ardently believes in the mission of SAS and in the caliber of the program’s results. She established the scholarship in an effort to help as many students as possible participate in SAS.

SAS student, grade 1-12 with financial need

Dewey Fredricks, a 35 year long BCS teacher, administrator, coach and board member, passed away in July 1997. On his application for a teaching position at BCS in 1957, Dewey wrote, “My deepest desire is to teach Christian young people to speak out for Jesus Christ.”

The applicant should be serious about academic studies but need not have top grades. As an English and Bible teacher, Dewey had a heart for students who struggled but worked hard to learn, regardless of their natural academic abilities. His family and friends set up a memorial fund for tuition assistance, in order to perpetuate Dewey’s passion and commitment to young people.

Grade 1-12 student with financial need

Joni Hanna was the director of SAS at Bellevue Christian School from 1984 until her passing in 2004. Her passion and commitment to Christ, the families of BCS and the educational and spiritual growth of the students who were a part of the SAS program was her life’s passion. It was her wish that any student who needed SAS should be able to receive the education they needed in a supportive and holistic way to become who they were always meant to be. It is in her memory that the Joni Hanna Scholarship fund was established.

SAS student, grade 1-12 with financial need

The Lloyd D. Adler Scholarship was established in 1992 by Mr. Adler’s widow and son. Mr. Adler was the father of BCS alumnus Bruce Adler, Class of 1961, and grandfather of BCS alumna Laurie Adler, Class of 1989. Mr. Adler was a high school biology teacher and college basketball coach before turning to a career in business.

As founder, president, and chairman of the board of the Wigwam Department Stores, he was able to supply BCS with a variety of donated goods in the early days of the school. He maintained an interest in supporting BCS students who needed tuition assistance and demonstrated Christian character and commitment, as exhibited in service to the school and the larger community.

Grade 1-12 student with financial need, interest in sciences

Scott Bioren attended BCS from 2nd grade until his graduation in 1988. He felt a strong attachment to the BCS community as a student and alumnus. He was grateful for the opportunity to be educated at BCS and to benefit from, and to contribute to, the community after graduation. He had a particular fondness for the BCS soccer program both as a player (elected captain and MVP) and later as a coach leading BCS to two state championships.

On August 16, 1995, while building flight hours by riding in the cockpit of a routine commercial air cargo flight, an uncontrollable fire in the right engine of the aircraft resulted in the downing of the plane and the taking of Scott’s life. This scholarship is made possible by the gracious contributions of many people who knew Scott personally and those who desire to help provide financial assistance to students and families who desire a BCS education and have an interest or gifting in athletics or another curricular program.

Grade 9-12 student, athletic participation and academic merit

Henry and Ann Vander Pol, grandparents of Annie, Ryan and Jeff Vander Pol, had a long legacy of commitment to Christian Education. They were instrumental in founding Shoreline Christian School, and have been long-time supporters of Bellevue Christian School and several other Christian schools in the Puget Sound area. With Ann’s passing in 2014, and the generous support of the Vander Pol family, BCS is proud to establish a scholarship to assist our Alumni who desire to send their children to Bellevue Christian School.

K-12 student with financial need and child/grandchild of BCS member group—see application

The Jennifer Shirley Memorial Fund was established in June 2018 through memorial gifts made by friends and family in honor of Jennifer Shirley following her death in October 2017. Jennifer, along with her family, was an active member of the Bellevue Christian Mack Elementary community. This scholarship honors Jennifer Shirley’s comfort and strength she found in Jesus Christ, and the deep impact she had on her family and the wider Bellevue Christian community.

K-6 Mack Campus student with financial need