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Exchange Club of Spokane Foundation, Inc.


"Improving our community and the quality of life of children, youth and families by supporting child abuse prevention, educational opportunities for young people, and the Exchange Club's service projects"

The Merrill K. and Janet E. Nystuen Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded in conjunction with The National Exchange Club Youth of the Year Program, which honors outstanding students who exhibit excellence in academics and leadership. The applicant must exhibit strength of character, humility, scholarship and leadership.

 A scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Central Valley High School who has been accepted and will be attending a four-year college of their choice. The Lewis and Clark High School scholarship, in memory of Janet's brother, Glen William Miller, who was killed in WWII, is awarded to a graduating senior attending Washington State University. The senior class school counselor at each school provides the application information to graduating seniors . Of those two recipients, a finalist is selected who competes at the Northwest District level for an additional $1,500 scholarship. The District Youth of the Year competes in the National Youth of the Year program for a $10,000 scholarship and recognition at the National Convention Youth Recognition Luncheon. The recipient’s winning essay is also featured in the national Exchange Today magazine.


Foundation Charitable Grant-Making Program


In accordance with the dictates of the Nystuen will and the mission statement of the Foundation, the Foundation set up a Grant-Making Fund to be used for grants to Spokane Area nonprofit agencies, whose ideals and programs sustain those of the Exchange Club, particularly to support the prevention of child abuse and at-risk youth.


The amount available for distribution is dependent on investment performance and the schedule of such distribution is determined by the foundation board. Information regarding the Grant Making Fund application process is made available to prior recipients and posted on this website.

Program Support Funds

Endowment funds provide support funding for Exchange Club awards, such as the ACE Awards, guest speaker and award recipient and guests meals, award certificates and plaques.