Gig Harbor Cruisers Scholarship Recipients – 2016
The Gig Harbor Cruisers have awarded $4,000 in scholarships to five graduates from Peninsula School District high schools.
We should be proud as Gig Harbor Cruisers that we have contributed over $75,000 to scholarships and charitable donations since the club was founded in 1997.
We encourage more of our membership to get involved in this process. The selection of scholars and the award evenings are educational and provides a perspective to our students as they move to higher education. We have a fairly broad selection criteria which allows us to choose students with varied interests. We really strive to support those who want that automotive or related career.
This year we awarded the following scholarships:
Peninsula High School:
Gig Harbor High School:
Look for these high school graduates; we are sure you’ll see their names in the future.
As members of the Gig Harbor Cruisers we should be proud that we may have helped a student with his career when education is expensive and there is a real desire to learn and succeed.
In the Beginning
The Gig Harbor Cruisers Automotive club had its beginnings with two couples from Gig Harbor with a few really cool rides who kept running into each other at cars shows all over Western Washington. Wondering why there was not a car club in their hometown they reached out to three other local car lovers, also with with really cool rides. All invested funds and time to get the club up and rolling. In February 1997 The Gig Harbor Cruisers was born. Within the first six months, the club had over 125 memberships with a cumulative vintage vehicle ownership numbering over 300, formed a scholarship committee and was planning its first major car show for July at the Tacoma Narrows Airport to fund the scholarships. The club has kept a consistent membership base of over 100 memberships ever since along and has produced Cruise the Narrows Car show annually.
Fun stuff all about cars and the club