In 2011, The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce established the Rob Fuller Scholarship Fund in honor of long-time community business owner, leader, volunteer, and philanthropist, Rob Fuller. Each year in May the Chamber awards eligible high school seniors up to $1000 in scholarship funds with hopes that recipients will continue Rob Fuller’s legacy of love for community and dedication to volunteering and philanthropic efforts.
In 2022 the Chamber Board established the Rob Fuller Scholarship Fund as its own 501 (c) 3 non-profit. This new designation means that donations to the fund are now tax deductible ensuring the longevity and stability of the scholarships.
Each year the board challenges its members and community to raise $10,000 to award scholarships for eligible high school students. If your business is a member of the Chamber, then your employees’ high school seniors are eligible to apply.
In 2022 the Chamber awarded $1,000 scholarships to ten seniors at the 25 X 25 Rob Fuller Luncheon that honors the top 25 graduating high school seniors from Centralia and Chehalis. In addition to awarding the Rob Fuller Scholarships nine other scholarships are also awarded.
Chamber Member Non-Profits
Adaline Coffman Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital
Cascade Community Healthcare
Centralia Christian School
Centralia College Foundation
Centralia Downtown Festivals Association
Centralia Providence Hospital
Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum
Community Mediation Center
Eagles Nest Community Kitchen
Economic Alliance of Lewis County
KACS Christian Radio Network – 90.5 FM
L.C. Renal Alliance
Lewis County Seniors
Lewis County Adventist School
Nature Nurture Farmacy
Rob Fuller Scholarship Fund
Set Free NW
Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Organization
Valley View Health Center
Visiting Nurses Thrift Store – Chehalis
Wolf Haven International