Class of 2024 Scholarship

The Kamiakin PTA is proud to open our Class of 2024 Scholarship application!

The Kamiakin Middle School PTSA (KaMS PTSA) Alumni Scholarship is intended to help graduating seniors further their education goals at the college, university, trade school, technical school, or junior college of their choice. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a former student of Kamiakin Middle School in recognition of their academic diligence and motivation and their contribution to their community.

The Application is due by Wednesday May 8th, 2024 at 9pm. Applicants will be notified by Friday May 24th.


Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of the Class of 2024
  • Applicant must have attended Kamiakin Middle School
  • Applicant must use the awarded scholarship to further their education at any college, university, trade school, technical school, or junior college
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered by the KaMS PTSA scholarship committee

Scholarship Details

  • $1,000
  • Application Due Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 9:00pm PST
  • Recipient Notification Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Funds may be used to pay for tuition, books, room and board, computers, training supplies. Funds are not eligible to pay for items such as furniture, dining expenses.
  • Scholarship funds must be claimed by January 31, 2025. In the event that a recipient has not used their scholarship money at a qualified education institution by the deadline, the scholarship award amount will remain in the KaMS PTSA Scholarship Fund.

 Scholarship Application Process

  • The following items must be completed and submitted for consideration:

    Fully completed and signed application form including short essay responses.

  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a faculty member at your high school, one from someone that knows you well (employer, coach, family friend, community leader) Letters from immediate family are not accepted.

  • Completed applications must be submitted to scholarship@kamspta.onmicrosoft.com no later than Wednesday May 8, 2024 at 9:00pm PST.

  • If you would like to submit your submission as a paper copy, please email scholarship@kamspta.onmicrosoft.com to coordinate.

  • Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. All information will be kept confidential.



Current Events

Kamiakin Middle School PTA is home to teachers, parents and students working to make a positive impact in the lives of our children.
The mission of the Kamiakin PTA is to support and advocate for students by:
Actively collaborating with the administration
Enriching the learning environment, and
Strengthening connections between home, school, and community.
Kamiakin Middle School Website: KaMS Website



The acronyms PTA and ASB typically refer to two different types of organizations commonly found in schools, particularly in the United States. They serve distinct purposes and have different roles within the school community:
PTA (Parent-Teacher Association)
Purpose: The PTA is a parent-led organization that aims to promote collaboration between parents, teachers, and the school community to support the education and well-being of students and teachers.
Membership: Parents, guardians, teachers, and even students (in some cases) can become members of the PTA. It is primarily composed of volunteers who are invested in improving the school experience for students and teachers.
Goals: The PTA typically focuses on activities such as fundraising, organizing events, advocating for educational policies that benefit students, and facilitating communication between parents and teachers.
Funding: PTAs often raise funds for various school needs, such as classroom supplies, afterschool activities, and educational enhancements. The PTA also provides scholarships or grants for teachers and students.
ASB (Associated Student Body)
Purpose: The ASB is a student-led organization within a school that primarily focuses on representing and serving the interests and needs of the student body. It aims to enhance the overall student experience.
Membership: The ASB is typically composed of elected student representatives, including a student council with positions like president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and class representatives. However, all students may be members of the ASB.
Goals: ASBs often focus on planning and organizing student activities, events, and programs, such as school dances, pep rallies, spirit weeks, and community service projects. They also manage student funds, budgeting for these activities.
Funding: ASBs typically manage and allocate funds collected from student dues, fundraisers, and various school events. These funds are used to support student initiatives and activities that contribute to the school's social and extracurricular life.

In summary, the key difference between the PTA and ASB lies in their focus and leadership. PTAs are primarily parent- and teacher-led organizations that work to support the broader educational goals of the school and enhance the parent-teacher-student partnership. ASBs, on the other hand, are student-led organizations that focus on improving the student experience by planning and organizing various student activities and representing student interests within the school community.
Both organizations play essential roles in creating a well-rounded and supportive school environment.