About the Trust

Origins

The Chelsey Rae Ebert Scholarship was created by Chelsey and her father Jay Ebert, for the advancement of education for Ferndale High School students.  This Scholarship awards two FHS senior girls each year, one from basketball and one from volleyball to be used at any University or school the students select.  Since we started this in 2008 we have added all Whatcom County High Schools and through 2015 we have presented over 85 scholarships to senior girls who are continuing education.

Chelsey Ebert was someone who typifies the spirit of the scholarship.  Chelsey attended Ferndale High School from 2006 – 2007 and participated in varsity volleyball and basketball.  She was an excellent student and athlete and as a freshman, Chelsey lettered in basketball, which was a huge highlight and accomplishment for her.

Chelsey was a first class individual who represented herself admirably, loved her family very much and always left a lasting impression with her smile and laugh that was with her to the end. She lived life to the fullest and truly cared about people, going out of her way to help those in need.  This event truly depicts Chelsey’s spirit.

Foundation Affiliations and Support

To stay true to Chelsey we have been fortunate enough to support so many other great causes that are all in her name.  Here are some of those:

  • Ferndale Sports all grades
  • Bikers Fighting Cancer
  • Safe Kids of Whatcom County
  • Firefighters for Fun
  • Wounded Warriors Project
  • Whatcom County Veterans
  • Ferndale Boys and Girls
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Makayla Jam
  • Ferndale Girls AAU
  • Ferndale Food Bank
  • The Pretty in Pink Walk
  • Black Hawk football program
  • Bellingham Children’s Learning Center
  • Ferndale Police Department
  • Home With Heroes

Plus:

Support for a local sports player to attend a summer Christian camp.
Supporting of Make-A-Wish Trips.
Currently working on new basketball scoreboards for FHS gym.

72 Build-a-Bears outfitted with clothes, accessories and all the fun things that can go along with these bears were donated to Children’s hospital oncology unit in Seattle, Washington. Chelsey’s sister Jordan made each of these bears to give to the kids on the oncology floor in the fall of 2008.

42 Scentsy Sasha Buddy Bears were donated to Children’s hospital oncology unit in Seattle, Washington by Jordan in the fall of 2011.  Jordan learned that Scentsy had this amazing Charitable Cause program and would be donating 100% of the net proceeds to the chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities. So not only did the kids at Children’s benefit but the local Ronald McDonald House benefited as well.

Supporters of the Cause

These individuals were chosen by Chelsey to ensure that her vision would continue on and had hoped that it would grow. The goals she had set for the short term we are grateful to continue on into a long-term goal for her to helping as many children and teens as possible.

  • Todd Ramsey
  • Greg Crim
  • Todd Smith
  • Jay Ebert
  • Stephanie Ebert
  • Justin Ebert
  • Michael Ebert

Thank you for your continued support and let’s have a great time in 2018!!!