Applications have been closed.

Winners will be notified in early November 2018!



Dave “Hendu” Henderson was a former major league baseball player.  Dave started his career as the first player drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 1977.  In 1986, Henderson hit a ninth-inning, two-out, two-strike epic homer that lifted the Red Sox to a Game 5 victory over the Angels in the American League Championship Series.  The Red Sox won games 6 & 7 to advance to the World Series.  During his 14 seasons in the major leagues, he also played for the Oakland A’s.  He was on their last championship team in 1989 and was with the team for two other World Series appearances.  Dave’s autographs were always signed “Hendu, still having fun.” 

Off the field, he carried on his life in leadership roles helping kids by co-founding Rick’s Toys for Kids.  He was also actively involved in sponsoring events and fundraisers to find a cure for Angelman’s syndrome, the disease his son has bravely lived with since birth.

Application Requirements: 250 – 300 word double spaced essay on “How does getting an education make you smile everyday?”  Please include any community service involvement activities.  (Essay is not to exceed one page)


Description: Academic Scholarship for high school seniors

Award Amount: $5,000.00

Academic Year: 2019-2020

Award Notification: November 1, 2018

Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than Friday, October 5th, 2018.

How to Apply: You can apply in 3 different ways. 

  • Apply Online: Applications have been closed. Winners will be notified in early November 2018!

  • Email:

  • Send Essay To:

    • Attention - Scholarships

    • Toys for Kids PO Box 2104 Issaquah, WA 98027

Renewable: No

Type of Student: High School Seniors

Situations Funded: Tuition and books only (checks will be made to financial institution)

GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.0