Scholarships

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Recipients!

This spring, the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound awarded $164,250, funding 54 scholarships for local students.

Our scholarships come from many generous community donors and support a wide variety of majors, interests, and passions. These scholarships support the educational dreams of students from area high schools, current college students, and those pursuing specific fields of study. Underlying every Community Foundation scholarship fund is the belief that higher education is a vital investment in our region's future.

The 2020-2021 school year was marked by ongoing challenges, further disruptions to social activities, and months of online and hybrid learning. These challenges and uncertainties took a toll on the mental health and future plans of many local students. We found ourselves more appreciative than ever for everyone who continued to pursue and invest in education and growth this year.

The young people who put in time and effort to apply to our scholarship program in 2021—despite everything going on—impressed us more than we can say! We are grateful for them and for everyone in our community who has continued to uplift and support each other, demonstrating countless creative ways to find and spread hope.

CONGRATULATIONS to this year's scholarship recipients and all of our communities' graduating seniors.

You did it, and we are seriously proud of you!

ANDREW WILLIAM OAKES SCHOLARSHIP

  • Tanya Sanchez-Lopez

CODY BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Brook Harrison

COLDWELL BANKER EVERGREEN OLYMPIC REALTY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Allison Holder
  • Bethel  Asomaning    
  • Whitney Sederberg
  • Brad Davis "Inspirational  Educator"        

DAN R. MONTGOMERY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Andres Escobedo
  • Arianna Bush

DONALD & PATRICIA ERNST OLYMPIA KIWANIS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Catherine Savel
  • Daniel Lee
  • Hugh March
  • Madeline Waite

ECOSYSTEMS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Anna Gilmore  
  • Jessica  Espy      
  • Keith Johnson

ELLEN ANDERSON DEMOISE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Karen Wu
  • Sofia  Arceo    

GRIFFIN SCHOOL TIERNAN-KEIGHER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Kennedy Pulley    
  • Lucy Teuteberg
  • Matthew Lindblom    
  • Ryan  Coombes  

HENRY J. MELUSKY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Emerson Moore

JOHN & OPAL MCGIMPSEY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Haven  Barnes    
  • Hannah Sasse    
  • Maya Forrester    
  • Aryana Merritt    
  • Rakshith Mullukatte    
  • Daniel Saelid

L & E BOTTLING COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Esther Kim    
  • Madison Vu
  • Thea  Marie Deanon    

LEARNING SEED FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Marina  Davis    
  • Allison Diviney    
  • Kevin Nguyen    
  • Raechelle Pidone    
  • Tanya Sanchez-Lopez    
  • Robert Simon    
  • Kyungmin Yook    
  • Kobe Dennis    
  • Cindy Doan    
  • Maya Forrester    
  • Brandon Lee    
  • Ana Park    
  • Lina Park    
  • Luis Rodriguez-Socon    
  • Angelica Romero-Sanchez    
  • Elijah Smith    
  • Madison Vu

MIKE AND SHARON WELSH SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jack Olsen

NEXT STEP SCHOLARSHIP

  • McKenzie Bowers

OHS FACULTY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Bethel Asomaning

OHS FOUNDATION ALFRED LEWIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Aidan McCurley

OHS FOUNDATION LAURIE CALLAGHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Helen Hauschka

THURSTON CLIMATE ACTION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Kaylee Shen

2021 Scholarship Awards Total: $164,250


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- Janet, Community Foundation Fund Holder

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