The LWTG Board of Directors endeavor to make our program accessible to all families. If you feel tuition will be a hardship for your family, please consider applying for a Fee Waiver or the Julie Hagel Scholarship.

Fee Waiver

We have a limited number of fee waivers available, due in part to the Julie Hagel Scholarship. Applications are accepted at any time.  To apply for a fee waivers, please complete the 2021-2022 Fee Waiver Application.

Julie Hagel Scholarship

This scholarship is to honor the memory of Julie Hagel, mother, parent, friend, and classmate. 


Julie participated in LWTG with her daughters, Laura and Megan. Throughout her time at LWTG, Julie set an exemplary example for all of us. She was patient, kind and giving to all her classmates, big and small. Whether you were a close friend or someone who interacted with Julie once a week at Toddler Group, she was never too busy to listen and share in your joys, sorrows, struggles and triumphs. Julie had a gift of knowing when to listen, when to give one of her hallmark knowing smiles, and when to offer advice, all while making you feel important to her. 

Julie had the innate ability to enjoy just "being" and treasuring her time with her family whether sitting at her kitchen table or anywhere parenthood may have found her. Every minute as a mother was a gift to Julie. She was truly the mother that all mothers need to have in their lives. 

Thirteen months after her diagnosis, Julie lost her battle with ALS in December 2014. Her family and friends wish for this scholarship to allow more parents, especially those with special health needs, to enjoy their time with their kid at LWTG. They also encourage parents to be kind, patient, and giving to all children and parents, just like Julie demonstrated throughout her daily life. 


The Julie Hagel Scholarship will be awarded to family(s) in need due to a health or medical challenge. This scholarship will be awarded on a quarterly basis. Applicants are encouraged to write a short paragraph stating why they are in need, along with completing an application form. 

To receive further information about the Julie Hagel Scholarship or to receive an application form, please contact the LWTG Registrar


If you would like to donate to the Julie Hagel Scholarship fund, please:

  • Make a check payable to "Lake Washington Toddler Group"

  • Write in the memo line "Julie Hagel Scholarship"

  • Mail to Lake Washington Toddler Group (Attn: LWTG Registrar), 12507 124th Ave NE, Kirkland WA 98034

LWTG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group and our EIN is 91-1254252 therefore your donation is tax-deductible. 


If you would like to learn more about ALS, The Evergreen Chapter and the services they provide, please visit their website or contact them as follows:

The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter

19115 68th Ave S, Suite H-105, Kent, WA 98032

Phone 425-656-1650


Website: The Evergreen Chapter Kent