Congrats to our 2016 Scholarship Recipients!

$146,050 Awarded this year!

During spring 2016, the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound awarded $146,050 in scholarships to 57 deserving South Sound area students. 21 recipients are continuing their college studies and 31 are 2016 high school graduates.

These awards are made possible because 18 generous donors dedicated their funds to support students seeking to further their education. For the last 20 years, Community Foundation donors have helped dozens of local young people further their educational goals.

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Learning Seed Foundation Scholarships

  • Wilella Anebo $ 500, Early Childhood Education
  • Daniella Martinez Jimenez $1,000, American Studies
  • My’Kaila Young $1,000, Journalism/Communications
  • Breneya Cox $1,000, Psychology/Sociology
  • Lian Eytinge $1,000, International Relations/Japanese
  • Taejonae McKenzie $1,000, Communications
  • Brianna Ogunsemi $1,000, Law
  • Clyzzel Samson $2,000, Physics/Astronomy
  • Daniel Koroma $1,000, English
  • Stephanie Su $2,000 Basic Medical/Pre‐Pharmacy
  • Fernanda Venegas $1,000 Political Science
  • Gabriela Virgen $2,000 Civil Engineering
  • Briana Williams $1,000 Psychology
  • Kyanna Byrd $1,500 Microbiology
  • Karen Coppock $1,500 Psychology
  • Sabrina Do $2,000 Molecular Biology
  • Grae Hill $2,000 Health Related
  • Rosalie Monkono $2,000 Biology
  • Aliyah Rony $1,500 Neuroscience/Sociology (Pre‐Med)

TOTAL – Learning Seed Scholarships $26,000

McGimpsey Scholarships

  • Hannah Martinez $10,000 NTHS, WWU Nursing
  • Emily Boyd $10,000 OHS, Central Washington, Psychology
  • Christopher Smith  $10,000 WWU, Education or Recreation
  • Alexis Bonbright $10,000 UW, Microbiology
  • Ezra Boyer $10,000 UW, Undecided 
  • Natasha Motley $10,000 WWU, Business
  • Tessa Niemer $10,000 UW, Graphic Design
  • Briana Preslar $10,000 UW, Medical Anthropology/Global Health

TOTAL – John & Opal McGimpsey Scholarships $80,000

Amanda Winters

  • Ryan Grey  $1,000 Capital High, WWU, Education

Dan R. Montgomery

  • Cristina Evans $1,000 Timberline HS, St. Martin’s U., Criminal Justice

William & Dorothy Judah

  • Heather Moore $1,000 Tumwater HS, Central Washington U., Music Education 

L&E Bottling Co.

  • Rebecca Hummer $1,000, N. Thurston HS, U. of Puget Sound, Business 

Next Step

  • Korah Combs $1,000 Avanti HS, SPSCC, General Studies (Vet Tech)
  •  Sarah Owens $1,000 Avanti HS, SPSCC, American Sign Language
  • ‍Lane Trissel $1,000 Rainier HS, Centralia College, Diesel Technology

Ellen Anderson deMoise (Lewis County)

  • Kaitlyn Johns $4,000 Centralia HS, St. Martin’s U., Elementary Education  
  • Nicole Masciola $4,000 Onalaska HS, Simpson U., Mathematics 

Griffin School Foundation – Cody Brown Memorial

  • Travis Miller $2,000 Capital HS, UW, Business Administration
  • Ryan Ferrell $2,000 Capital HS, WSU

Tiernan-Keigher

  • Ryan Ferrell $2,500 Capital HS 
  • ‍Katelyn Crockett $2,500  Griffin School 8th grader

Coldwell Banker Evergreen Realty

  • Karen Coppock   $ 500
  • Ryan Birbeck    $ 750
  • Margaret Mclay $1,000

Rod Hetland N.O.F.A. Memorial Scholarship

  • Jack Bell $1,000 OHS, Gonzaga U. Political Science
  • Shawn Elliott $1,000 SPSCC, CNA
  • Ryan Erdahl $1,000 OHS, Western Washington U., Electrical Engineering
  • Kennedy Erickson  $1,000 OHS, Western Washington U., Neuroscience
  • James Gunther  $1,000 OHS, Central Washington U., Engineering
  • Kenlei Gunther $1,000 OHS, Central Washington U., Business Forensics
  • Tristan Haider $1,000
    OHS, University of Washington, Mechanical Engineering
  • ‍Colton Haisch $1,000 OHS, Western Washington U., Marketing/Business
  • ‍Maia Halvorson $1,000 OHS, Westmont College, Elementary Education
  • ‍Haley Sund $1,000 Pacific Lutheran U., Elementary Education
  • ‍Drew Thielen $1,000  OHS, Seattle Pacific U., Nursing 

Laurie Callaghan Memorial

  • Mackenzie Price $1,500 Olympia HS, Lewis & College, English/Education

Alfred R. Dick Lewis Memorial

  • Jordan Brower $500 Olympia HS, Central Washington University, 
    Industrial Engineering Technology

OHS Faculty Memorial

  • Mai‐Nhien Dang $300  Olympia HS, USC, Computer Engineering 

Henry Melusky Mathematic Scholarship

  • Mathew Rosen $1,000  Olympia HS, Computer Science
  • Ben Fuiks $3,100

2016 Scholarships Grand Total: $146,050