2021 Scholarships and Awards

Congratulations to our 2021 scholars! Please scroll down through some of photos, slideshow, and information. We so appreciated seeing many of these scholars on our May ZOOM meeting and hope their families and friends were online to cheer them on. We heard from some amazing, bright, clear and focused young women. What an honor to support them.

36 young women are supported at various levels by these scholarships and awards. UWF is giving over $64,000 from endowed and non-endowed funds to young women who are pursuing higher education and technical certification, as well as high school and middle school STEM education.

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Elmira K. Beyer (EKB) Endowed Scholarship ($11,000) – Aria Turney has relocated back to Port Townsend where she is hoping to work as a Nurse Practitioner after completing the three-year program at Gonzaga University’s Master of Science in Nursing

Academic Endowed Scholarship (AES) based on EKB criteria ($8,500) – Leianna Kunz is finishing her BA in Political Science/Pre-Law at Washington State University and applying for law programs for 2022.  Her greatest interests are international human rights law and family law, especially related to adoptions and child services.

Lisa T. Painter (LTP) Endowed Scholarship ($6,700) – Melanie Bakin is going into high tech bio/medical field as a Univ. of WA engineering major.

Scholarships based on LTP criteria (from $500 to $100) – Rachel Banks, Estelle Jorgensen, Holly Snider, Rowan Sharp, Lacey Bishop, Myka Briggs

Constance Anna Pash (CAP) Memorial Endowed Scholarship ($4,500) – Emma Liliana (“Lily”) O’Shea is going into her junior year at Willamette University in general STEM studies.

Environmental Scholarship ($3,000) – Ella Ashford is going to Willamette University for an environmental degree.

Technical Career Scholarship (TCS) ($5,000) – Alona Woodard, who already has a BS in health and human behavior, is now going into Everett Community College to be certified as a Medical Billing specialist.

Technical Career Scholarship ($4,550) – Emily Perkins will attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building.

High School Scholarships to help with first year college/university in the amount of $4,000 each were awarded to 3 seniors representing our three public high schools in East Jefferson County: Sorina (Soso) Johnston (PTHS), Aleina Mitchel (QHS), and Hailey Haralson (CHS).

Three of the recipients of the 2020 High School Scholarships will be receiving $1,000 each for Sophomore Assist Scholarships.

Each year, we honor East Jefferson County girls with high school STEM awards of $100 — this year 9 winners.  Young women are nominated by Port Townsend High School, Chimacum High School and Quilcene High School by their counselors and classroom teachers in the areas of science, math and technology.  While this is a small award monetarily, it is an honor to be chosen by their schools as the top female student in the STEM areas.

Tech Trek Summer STEM Camp for 7th grade girls – 2021 camp includes 8th graders as well – Because the 2020 AAUW Tech Trek camps were canceled, we are now able to offer both our 7th grade recipients and 8th grade recipients (chosen last year) to attend a VIRTUAL CAMP for July 2021. The Cross Foundation generously supports these local awards. Read more…