The PSE&SSF is recognized by the Federal Internal Revenue Service and the State of Washington as a 501-c-3 Charity. It is composed of active and retired scientists, engineers and related professionals who volunteer without compensation.


Since 2001, the PSE&SSF has awarded over four hundred and thirty scholarships to high school and college students throughout the Puget Sound area to pursue education in science or engineering. The awards ranged from $500 to $5,000 and have totaled over $650,000. Over ninety-five percent of every dollar received has gone directly to scholarships. Scholarships include both general and conditional scholarships:

All Scholarship recipients are chosen solely based on demonstrated dedication to their studies, contribution to their communities, and financial need.