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Impact Scholarship

$12,000 Impact Scholarship

Cascades Academy is excited to offer a new Design for Good: Impact Scholarship to numerous students committed to cultivating engagement, building community, and inspiring goodness.

The scholarship empowers exceptional Cascades Academy high school students to pursue advanced studies and community impact. Awarded to rising 9th graders, the scholarship strengthens our school’s vision, mission, and values by fostering deeper learning and academic exploration beyond the standard curriculum and developing leaders dedicated to making a positive difference.

As an Impact Scholar, students will be part of a cohort of solutionaries who design and complete a community impact project. The four-year experience equips them with a curriculum that deeply integrates academic content through honors projects, cultivates leadership skills within a peer context, and enhances community partnerships through co-leadership and collaborative design efforts. This progression shifts from individual initiatives to team-based projects, leading to a lasting bond with the community and a meaningful contribution that extends beyond their high school years.

Participating students earn advanced credits on their Mastery Transcript, a distinguishing designation for their college application.


  • This scholarship application period is for Cascades Academy students entering 9th grade in Fall 2024
  • Prospective students are required to apply to Cascades Academy before Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM. Your enrollment application and scholarship application will be considered concurrently


  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM: Application deadline
  • Through May 17, 2024: Application review
  • May 28-31, 2024: Selected students participate in a comprehensive interview with the scholarship committee to discuss their project proposal and its potential impact project
  • Early June 2024: Scholarship recipients announced

Scholarship recipients will receive $3,000 toward tuition each year for four years. Students must successfully complete program requirements to qualify for annual scholarship renewal.

Please contact Director of Enrollment Buck McKenna at with any questions.


We deliver meaningful, challenging, and experiential education to inspire lifelong learners who are socially responsible individuals ready for a diverse and changing world. 


Ignite Curiosity
Learn By Doing
Foster Belonging
Empower Individuality
Embrace Challenge
Share Joyfulness


Cultivate Engagement
To foster lives of understanding, purpose, and meaning.

Build Community
To deepen connection, appreciation, and collaboration.

Inspire Goodness
To be a force of positive impact in the world.