Foundation accepting applications for new scholarship honoring Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee stands outside the Ruby Chow restaurant in Seattle where he worked during his studies. This photo was taken the month he graduated from Edison Technical School in 1960.

The Seattle Central Foundation is now taking applications for a new scholarship available to Seattle Central students through the Bruce Lee Foundation (BLF), a non-profit dedicated to sharing Bruce Lee’s insights with the world. The scholarship honors his time at Edison Technical School, the precursor of Seattle Central College, where he received his high school diploma.

The scholarship will award $2,000 to one student annually who exemplifies Bruce Lee’s passion for education as well as his “honest expression, forward thought, self-exploration, and assertiveness.” Selection will be based on the student’s academic success, personal statement, essays, financial need, recommendations and drive to overcome obstacles.

“My father was dedicated to being the best version of himself he could possibly be and was always in a state of constant learning,” said Shannon Lee, Bruce’s daughter and current president of the Bruce Lee Foundation. “BLF wanted to acknowledge one of the early milestones in his life as well as empower an individual to continue their own education, and a partnership with Seattle Central Foundation’s fantastic scholarship program, was the perfect way for us to achieve both. The bond between Bruce Lee and the city of Seattle is a powerful one.”

Students may apply through the scholarship application portal.