Journal of the San Juan Islands


SJI Community Foundation awards $152K in academic scholarships

July 17, 2014 · 5:37 PM

The San Juan Island Community Foundation awarded a total of $152,000 in scholarships for the 2014/2015 academic year to former and present San Juan Island high school students. Awards were made to continuing college students, high school students graduating this year, and individuals pursuing career training.

The following renewable awards have been made to graduates of Friday Harbor High School, Spring Street International School, and home schooled students through the Inskeep Scholarship Fund (one-year awards based upon exceptional need and demonstrating excellent promise to succeed):

The following students were previous recipients of Inskeep Scholarships and have been awarded another scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year:

Clara Brand, Western Washington University: $4,000

Amanda Brast, Oregon State University: $5,000

Ashleigh Brown, Central Washington University: $4,000

Diana Eisenhauer, University of Washington: $9,000

Lita Gislason, Western Washington University: $5,000

Elle Guard, Baylor University: $10,000

Gavin Guard, Whitman College: $5,000

Jennifer MacDonald, Western Washington University: $5,000

Emma McMain, Pacific University: $4,000

Miranda McPadden, Washington State University: $5,000

Shanti Neff-Baro, Pomona College: $4,000

Audrey Olshefsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: $10,000

Brett Paul, Gonzaga University: $6,000

Connar Smith, California Polytechnic State University: $10,000

Hannah Sundberg, Northwest University: $7,000

Sierra Truesdale, Western Washington University: $6,000

Malcolm Wynn, Washington State University: $4,000

The following students graduated this June and have been selected to receive Inskeep Scholarship awards:

Emma Brand, University of Washington: $2,000

Otis Cooper-West, University of Washington: $2,000

Kate Fenley, University of Washington: $2,000

Emily Guard, Baylor University: $2,000

Jacklyn Justiniano, Oregon State University: $4,000

Madeline Marinkovich, University of Washington: $5,000

Isabel Place, University of Washington: $2,000

Alaina Scheffer, Western Washington University: $5,000

Julianne Schreiber, Western Washington University: $5,000

Ellery Von Dassow, Western Washington University: $2,000

Nelson Wynn, University of Washington: $2,000

The Inskeep Scholarship Fund was established by a donation made by the late Jerry Inskeep who deeply appreciated the helping hand that he received enabling him to attend college. He left a legacy through the San Juan Island Community Foundation that will provide a permanent source of funds for the education of the island’s children.

SJICF Scholarship Fund:

The following awards were made:

Andrew Anderson, Grand Canyon University, Master’s Degree: $10,000

Amy Dunaway, Whatcom Community College, Associate Degree: $3,000

The SJICF Scholarship Fund was established through donations to the Community Foundation to provide San Juan Island residents scholarships for community college, two-year college, four-year college or university, graduate school programs, or vocational/career programs.

John Volk Memorial Scholarship Fund: (A program of the San Juan Pilots Association)

The following award was made:

Levi Demaris, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University: $3,000

The John Volk Memorial Scholarship honors one of our finest citizens who served us all through his tireless volunteer service, both on the ground and in the air.

The Community Foundation serves as a nonprofit philanthropic umbrella organization helping donors, nonprofits and public organizations to achieve their goals through direct grants, organizational assistance and philanthropic resource management. The office is located in the Technology Center, 640 Mullis St. Friday Harbor; Phone 378-1001.


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