Contributed photo. Friday Harbor High recipients of the Inskeep scholarships.

Contributed photo. Friday Harbor High recipients of the Inskeep scholarships.

SJICF has awarded $177,000 to local graduates

  • Mon Jul 8th, 2019 3:40pm
  • Life

Submitted by the San Juan Island Community Foundation

Another end of the school year signals a new scholarship awards season at the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Over the last few months, SJICF has awarded $177,000 in college scholarships and awards to 39 local students for the 2019-2020 school year.

Nine graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School and three from Spring Street International School were awarded new scholarships from funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Twenty-five previous recipients were also awarded one-year renewals and new scholarships.

Students are selected each year based on their financial need, level of academic achievement and community involvement. Three funds are awarded based on the intended field of study.

The 2019 scholarship recipients are:

John Volk Memorial ScholarshipJulian Brown – Santa Clara University

Isabella Davis – Wellesley College

Marcia L. Zakarison, MD Scholarship

Payton Brooks – Whitworth University

Thea Seitz – University of Puget Sound

SJI Community Foundation Scholarship Emma Schroeder – Skagit Valley College & Western Washington University

Genevieve Gislason – Western Washington University

Lydia Downs – Missoula College

Gavin Guard – University of Colorado

Blythe Parker – Midwives College of Utah

Joseph Stewart – Gonzaga University

Sierra Truesdale – Seattle University

Joanie Komen Scholarship

Emma Schroeder – Skagit Valley College & Western Washington University

Inskeep Legacy Scholarships – New awards, renewable for four years Payton Brooks – Whitworth University

Julian Brown – Santa Clara University

Ava Hoffman – Western Washington University

Siri Lindstrum – Whitman College

Maxwell Mattox – Washington State University

Matthew McElrath – Western Washington University

Aida Must – Washington State University

Jayna Ott – University of Puget Sound

Victoria Polda – Colorado School of Mines

Thea Seitz – University of Puget Sound

Georgia Smith – Pacific Lutheran University

Inskeep Legacy Scholarships – renewed awardsDiego Anderson – Rhode Island School of Design

Isabella Brown – Santa Clara University

Eli Cooper-West – University of Washington

Griffin Cuomo – Chapman University

Zachariah Fincher – University of Washington

Kai Herko – Clark University

Savannah Hoffman – Western Washington University

Hayden Mayer – Western Washington University

Alexa Mora – Central Washington University

Tenley Nelsen – Seattle Pacific University

Laurel Robertson – Digipen Institute of Technology

Ana Sanabria Velazquez – Western Washington University

Emma Schroeder – Western Washington University

Madeline Schroeder – Seattle University

Thomas Synoground – Washington State University

Nayaleah Tucker-Belt – Western Washington University

Vida Wright – Western Washington University

Echo Wood – University of Washington

Kiana Woods – University of Idaho

At the Friday Harbor Middle School eighth grade promotion event on June 13, two students received the Deanna J. Anderson Legacy Fund award. Each year, this award is given to two young women excelling in the areas of math and/or science. The 2019 winners were Islay Ross for science and Ari Tucker-Belt for math.

Carrie Unpingco, executive director of SJICF said, “One of the most important and gratifying services we provide to our community is our scholarship program.

“These scholarships change the lives of our students and their families. We’re so grateful for Jerry Inskeep’s legacy gift and for the many donors who have donated 100% of the scholarship funds.

“Because of their amazing generosity, the Foundation can provide scholarships to local students in perpetuity.”

Established in 1994, SJICF is celebrating 25 years of success in granting funds to local nonprofits and providing scholarships to local students through the generosity of donors who wish to improve the quality of life on San Juan Island. SJICF’s mission is to help the San Juan Island community thrive through inspired and informed generosity and through the foundation’s trusted stewardship. To learn more, visit sjicf.org.