SJICF Awards $187,500 in College Scholarships for 2016-17

01 Jul 2016, written by

Recipients 2016

Eleven graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School’s Class of 2016 were awarded scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic year from three different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation.

Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund

Uma Hu, University of Victoria, $2,000

Jesse Kolowitz, Pacific Lutheran University, $7,000

Mary McPadden, University of Colorado, $5,000

Madeline Schroeder, Seattle University, $5,000

Luke Stromberg, University of Dayton, $5,000

Thomas Synoground, Washington State University, $8,000

Taylor Turnbull, San Diego State, $5,000

Echo Wood, University of Washington, $4,000

Total New Applicants:          $41,000

The Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund was established by a generous 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 our island’s students.

SJICF Scholarship Fund

Janelle Wood, Edmonds Community College, $2,500

Rainah Sandstrom, American College Dublin, $10,000

 The SJICF Scholarship Fund was established through generous donations to the San Juan Island 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

Nicholas Armstrong, $3,000

Grace Willows, $3,000

The John Volk Memorial Scholarship Fund was established and is administered by the San Juan Island Pilots Association and honors one of our finest citizens who served us all through his tireless volunteer service, both on the ground and in the air.

Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Renewals

In addition to 2016 graduating seniors, the following students were previous recipients of Inskeep Legacy Scholarships and have been awarded another one-year scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Emma Brand, University of Washington, $2,000

Amanda Brast, Seattle Pacific University, $10,000

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

Melanie Cope, University of Washington, $5,000

Sophia Dillery, Seattle University, $5,000

Kate Fenley, University of Washington, $10,000

Sam Gabler-Brown, Western Washington Univ, $4,000

Isabel Gabriel, University of Washington, $5,000

Genevieve Gislason, Western Washington University, $4,000

Emily Guard, Baylor University, $5,000

Gavin Guard, Whitman College, $5,000

Madeline Marinkovich, University of Washington, $5,000

Sophia Marinkovich, Western Washington University, $5,000

Emma McMain, Pacific University, $4,000

Miranda McPadden, Washington State University, $5,000

Brett Paul, Gonzaga University, $6,000

Isabel Place, University of Washington, $2,000

Samantha Pluff, University of Washington, $5,000

Alaina Scheffer, Western Washington University, $5,000

Madden Shanks, Washington State University, $6,000

Matthew Stepita, Western Washington University, $4,000

Sam Stewart, Gonzaga University, $4,000

Ashton Timmons, Gonzaga University, $4,000

Sierra Truesdale, Western Washington University, $12,000

Ellery Von Dassow, Western Washington University, $4,000

Total Reapplicants:          $128,000

If you would like information about the Foundation’s scholarship funds or would like to contribute to the support of them, you can call the Foundation office at 360-378-1001.

The San Juan Island Community Foundation serves as a non-profit philanthropic umbrella organization helping donors, non-profits and public organizations to achieve their goals through direct grants, organizational assistance and philanthropic resource management.  For further information about the Community Foundation, call 378-1001, log on to, write to PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or, visit the office located at 640 Mullis St. Suite 104.

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