San Juan Island Community Foundation awards scholarships to 38 island students

Posted June 14, 2022 at 9:45 am by

Thanks to the sus­tained gen­eros­i­ty of island donors, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion has award­ed 38 stu­dents more than $169,000 in schol­ar­ships for the 2022–2023 school year. The recip­i­ents include 15 grad­u­at­ing high school seniors – 11 from Fri­day Har­bor High School and four from Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School – along with 23 stu­dents already work­ing toward an under­grad­u­ate or grad­u­ate degree.

Estab­lished through a gift from the estate of Jer­ry Inskeep, the Inskeep Lega­cy Schol­ar­ship pro­vides need-based fund­ing for grad­u­at­ing high school seniors attend­ing four-year col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties full time. Schol­ar­ships can be renewed for each year of a student’s under­grad­u­ate study. This year’s 12 new recip­i­ents are:

  • Gavia Boy­den – Macalester College
  • Jazmyn Capron-Graves – Pacif­ic University
  • Bren­na Crouse-Smith – Uni­ver­si­ty of Washington
  • Luke Finch­er – West­ern Wash­ing­ton University
  • Olivia Ger­main – Uni­ver­si­ty of Col­orado Boulder
  • Isabel Gra­ham – Ari­zona State University
  • Han­nah Greene – West­ern Wash­ing­ton University
  • Lucy Mar­tin – Uni­ver­si­ty of Puget Sound
  • Aiyana O’Prussack – Bryn Mawr
  • Cather­ine Pig­natiel­lo – Itha­ca College
  • Ava Smith – Ari­zona State University
  • Robin Tay­lor – Uni­ver­si­ty of Washington

The 16 stu­dents receiv­ing renew­able awards this year include:

  • Ty Ander­son – Gon­za­ga University
  • Ela Angevine – Anglo-Amer­i­can University
  • Emi­ly Atwell – Port­land State University
  • Julian Brown – San­ta Clara University
  • Olivia Brown – Savan­nah Col­lege of Art & Design
  • Trin­i­ty Cullen – Uni­ver­si­ty of Arizona
  • Marieke Dan­ni­au – Colum­bus Col­lege of Art & Design
  • Evan Foley – Uni­ver­si­ty of Washington
  • Raylee Miniken – West­ern Wash­ing­ton University
  • Aida Must – Wash­ing­ton State University
  • Stel­la Par­sons – The Master’s University
  • Ayla Rid­wan – Stan­ford University
  • Thea Seitz – Karolin­s­ka Institute
  • Geor­gia Smith – Pacif­ic Luther­an University
  • Rachel Starr – Uni­ver­si­ty of Montana
  • Fal­lon Tay­lor – Vil­lano­va University

The San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion Schol­ar­ship Fund pro­vides awards for San Juan Island res­i­dents fur­ther­ing their edu­ca­tion at a com­mu­ni­ty col­lege, two-year col­lege, four-year col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty, grad­u­ate school pro­gram, or career train­ing pro­gram. This year’s recip­i­ents include six stu­dents who will be uni­ver­si­ty seniors or grad­u­ate stu­dents in the fall:

  • Lydia Downs-Williams – Uni­ver­si­ty of Montana
  • Isabel Gabriel – Pacif­ic Luther­an University
  • Megan Haa­gensen – West­ern Wash­ing­ton University
  • Brooke Rad­cliffe – Anti­och Uni­ver­si­ty New England
  • Made­line Schroed­er – Uni­ver­si­ty of Washington
  • Kiana Woods – Uni­ver­si­ty of Utah

The San Juan Pilots Asso­ci­a­tion cre­at­ed the John Volk Memo­r­i­al Schol­ar­ship to pro­vide fund­ing for stu­dents pur­su­ing a career in an avi­a­tion-relat­ed field. It seeks to encour­age and reward the sort of friend­ship, lead­er­ship, and ser­vice that typ­i­fied John Volk’s pres­ence in our com­mu­ni­ty. This year’s four recip­i­ents are:

  • Julian Brown – San­ta Clara University
  • Levi Demaris – Embry-Rid­dle Aero­nau­ti­cal University
  • Siri Dow – Uni­ver­si­ty of Washington
  • Aaron Kahek­ili Vli­et – Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Technology

The schol­ar­ship estab­lished in mem­o­ry of Dr. Mar­cia L. Zakari­son, MD, offers a one-time schol­ar­ship for grad­u­at­ing high school seniors pur­su­ing a career in human med­i­cine and the heal­ing arts, either at tech­ni­cal or trade schools, or two- or four-year col­leges or uni­ver­si­ties. This year’s awards go to:

  • Amelia Eltinge – Wash­ing­ton State University
  • Isabel Gra­ham – Ari­zona State University

2022 marks the Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation’s 15th con­sec­u­tive year pro­vid­ing schol­ar­ships to island stu­dents. In the past 15 years SJICF has award­ed $2.15 mil­lion in schol­ar­ships to 175 recipients.

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