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Home » Archives » June 2018 » SJI Community Foundation Awards $176,700 In College Scholarships

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06/17/2018: "SJI Community Foundation Awards $176,700 In College Scholarships"

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Ten graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School and two graduating seniors from Spring Street International School were awarded new scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year from two different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Previous recipients of the following scholarships have also been awarded one year renewals.

Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund

Diego Anderson - Rhode Island School of Design - $5,000
Zachariah Fincher - University of Washington - $3,000
Savannah Hoffman - Western Washington University - $3,000
Alen Melic - Western Washington University - $4,000
Tenley Nelsen - Seattle Pacific University - $5,000
Laurel Robertson - University of Victoria - $5,000
Ana Sanabria Velazquez - Western Washington University - $8,000
Emma Schroeder - University of Victoria - $3,500
Vida Wight - Western Washington University - $2,000
Kiana Woods - Whitworth University - $3,000

Total New Applicants: $41,500

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

Otis Cooper-West, University of Washington: $10,000
Lydia Downs, Missoula College: $3,300
Gavin Guard, University of Colorado: $10,000
Blythe Parker, Midwives College of Utah: $4,000
Sierra Truesdale, Seattle University: $10,000

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

John Volk Memorial Scholarship Fund

Nick Armstrong, University of Washington: $3,000
Levi Demaris, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: $3,000
Zachariah Fincher, University of Washington: $1,000
Abigail Margolis, Tel Aviv University: $1,000

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.

Marcia L. Zakarison M.D. Scholarship Fund

Zachariah Fincher, University of Washington: $400
Emma Schroeder, University of Victoria: $1,000

This scholarship is provided in the name of Dr. Marcia Zakarison, a local physician, who believed that every young person should have an equal opportunity to receive the best education possible. This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors, on San Juan Island, pursuing a career in human medicine.

Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Renewals

The following students were previous recipients of Inskeep Legacy Scholarships and have been awarded another one-year scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Isabella Brown, Santa Clara University: $3,500
Eli Cooper-West, University of Washington: $3,000
Melanie Cope - University of Washington: $5,000
Griffin Cuomo - Chapman University:$7,000
Sophia Dillery - Seattle University: $5,000
Isabel Gabriel - University of Washington: $5,000
Kai Herko - Clark University: $5,000
Sammantha Hopkins - Linfield College: $4,000
Sophia Marinkovich - Western Washington University:$5,000
Hayden Mayer - Western Washington University: $4,000
Alexa Mora - Central Washington University: $4,000
Samantha Pluff - University of Washington: $5,000
Madeline Schroeder - Seattle University: $5,000
Madden Shanks- Central Washington University:$6,000
Thomas Synoground - Washington State University: $8,000
Nayaleah Tucker-Belt - Western Washington University: $7,000
Corbin Williams - University of Washington: $3,000
Echo Wood - University of Washington: $4,000

Total Re: applicants: $88,500

If you would like information about the Foundation’s scholarship funds or would like to contribute, call Carrie Unpingco, Executive Director, 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, visit, write to PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or, visit the office located at 640 Mullis St. Suite 104.

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