SJICF Awards $189,500 in College Scholarships for 2015-16

11 Jun 2015, written by

Scholarship Photo 2015

Sixteen graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School’s Class of 2015 were awarded scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year from three different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation.

Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund

Melanie Cope, University of Washington: $5,000
Sophia Dillery, Seattle University: $5,000
Kaitlyn Domenech, University of Washington: $5,000
Sam Gabler-Brown, Western Washington University: $4,000
Isabel Gabriel, University of Washington: $5,000
Genevieve Gislason, Western Washington University: $4,000
Sammantha Hopkins, Western Washington University: $4,000
Sophia Marinkovich, University of Washington: $5,000
Samantha Pluff, University of Washington: $5,000
Madden Shanks, Washington State University: $6,000
Matthew Stepita, Western Washington University: $4,000
Samuel Stewart, Gonzaga University: $4,000
Ashton Timmons, Gonzaga University: $4,000

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

Sydney Wilson, Whatcom Community College: $2,500

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

Tyla-Lynn McKay, Central Oregon Community College: $1,000
Cassidy Quigley, University of Washington: $3,000
Matthew Stepita, Western Washington University: $3,000
Levi Demaris, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University: $4,000 (renewal)

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 2015 graduating seniors, the following students were previous recipients of Inskeep Legacy Scholarships and have been awarded another one-year scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Emma Brand, University of Washington: $2,000
Amanda Brast, Seattle Pacific University: $10,000
Ashleigh Brown, Central Washington University: $4,000
Otis Cooper-West, University of Washington: $2,000
Kate Fenley, University of Washington: $4,000
Lita Gislason, Western Washington University: $5,000
Emily Guard, Baylor University: $5,000
Gavin Guard, Whitman College: $5,000
Juliane Hagn, St. Olaf College: $5,000
Jennifer MacDonald, Western Washington University: $5,000
Madeline Marinkovich, University of Washington: $5,000
Emma McMain, Pacific University: $4,000
Miranda McPadden, Washington State University: $5,000
Audrey Olshefsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: $10,000
Brett Paul, Gonzaga University: $6,000
Isabel Place, University of Washington: $2,000
Alaina Scheffer, Western Washington University: $5,000
Connar Smith, California Polytechnic State University: $10,000
Sierra Truesdale, Western Washington University: $10,000
Ellery Von Dassow, Western Washington University: $4,000
Malcolm Wynn, Washington State University: $4,000
Nelson Wynn, University of Washington: $4,000

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, write to PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or, visit the office is located at 640 Mullis St. Suite 104.

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