T.J. Lindley Family Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to students who will attend a two year or four-year college or university. Preference for the Lindley Scholarships will be given to graduates of Montesano High School, depending on the number of eligible applicants.
Todd and Gerrilynn Lindley family currently reside in Montesano. Todd, a 1978 graduate of Montesano HS, went on to receive his AA from GHC and a BS from Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics. Todd and Gerrilynn met while attending WWU and after their marriage in 1983, returned to Montesano to raise a family and start their financial planning business, Lindley Financial Services. Their two children both graduated from MHS, Jayce (2007) and Marisa (2011) and are both now furthering their education at WWU.
The Lindley’s original intention when funding their scholarship program back in 2004 was for it to be used as a future Memorial scholarship. However, due to the lack of scholarships available in ratio to the eligible applications GHCF received back then, the Lindley’s were approached in 2006 by GHCF with the suggestion that they activate their scholarship program to benefit today’s Montesano students. This idea appealed to the Lindley’s since they knew many of the students through their family’s various involvements in the community, most notably with the Montesano Youth Soccer club, where all members of the Lindley family served in some capacity either as a player, coach or board member.
The Lindley Family is grateful to have been able to help 14 outstanding Montesano HS graduates pursue their secondary education in the first five years of the family scholarship.