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 four hundred sixty eight 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 $722,000. 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.