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.