Scholarship Program

Scholarship Overview

In the fall of every year, we have the special pleasure of announcing our scholarship recipients. In 2016, we awarded nearly $65,000 to 29 deserving recipients and we'd like to introduce them to you. Scroll down a little further on the page to meet them. 

About the Scholarship Program
  • Applications are accepted from December to February each year
  • Recipients are selected and notified in the spring
  • WSECU members of all ages are welcome to apply
  • $1,500 awards for two-year college/vocational school
  • $2,500 awards for four-year undergraduate and graduate programs
Photo of Joonick Ahn
Four-Year Award
Joonick Ahn

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Olympia, WA
College: University of Pennsylvania
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Jacey Anderson
Four-Year Award
Jacey Anderson

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Lynnwood, WA
College: Washington State University
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Rachel Bechtel
Four-Year Award
Rachel Bechtel

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Moscow, ID 
College: Carroll College, MT
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Nicholas Beine
Four-Year Award
Nicholas Beine

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Spokane, WA
College: University of Washington
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Heather Cantamessa
Four-Year Award
Heather Cantamessa

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Spokane, WA
College: Whitworth University, WA 
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Shanandoah Charbonneau
Two-Year Award
Shanandoah Charbonneau

Award: $1,500
Hometown: Spokane, WA
College: Spokane Community College 
Class Level: Sophmore

Photo of Jasmin Chigbrow
Four-Year Award
Jasmin Chigbrow

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Bellingham, WA
College: Western Washington University 
Class Level: Senior

Photo of Alison Dietz
Two-Year Award
Alison Dietz

Award: $1,500
Hometown: Yakima, WA
College: Perry Technical Institute, WA
Class Level: Junior

Photo of Conley Doyle
Four-Year Award
Conley Doyle

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Elma, WA
College: University of Washington
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Hailey Fagerness
Four-Year Award
Hailey Fagerness

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Snohomish, WA
College: Western Washington University
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Gustavo Fujiwara
Four-Year Award
Gustavo Fujiwara

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Seattle, WA
College: University of Washington 
Class Level: Graduate

Photo of Marissa Gill
Four-Year Award
Marissa Gill

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Coeur d'Alene, ID 
College: Seattle University
Class Level: Graduate

Photo of Emily Grahn
Four-Year Award
Emily Grahn

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Olympia, WA
College: University of Puget Sound, WA
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Sarah Hendricks
Two-Year Award
Sarah Hendricks

Award: $1,500
Hometown: Olympia, WA
College: Portland Community College, OR

Photo of Mohammed Jagana
Four-Year Award
Mohammed Jagana

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Seattle, WA
College: St. John's University, NY
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Brandon Knutsen
Two-Year Award
Brandon Knutsen

Award: $1,500
Hometown: Everett, WA
College: Washington State University 
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Jacob Kovacs
Two-Year Award
Jacob Kovacs

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Seattle, WA
College: University of Washington
Class Level: Graduate

Photo of Ben Madonna
Two-Year Award
Ben Madonna

Award: $1,500
Hometown: Mead, WA
College: Edmonds Community College, WA 
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Maxwell Mielke
Four-Year Award
Maxwell Mielke

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Davenport, WA
College: Washington State University 
Class Level: Junior

Photo of Nam Nguyen
Four-Year Award
Nam Nguyen

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Kent, WA 
College: Washington State University
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Cassi Nilles
Four-Year Award
Cassi Nilles

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Medical Lake, WA
College: Gonzaga University
Class Level: Junior

Photo of Christopher Pham
Four-Year Award
Christopher Pham

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Olympia, WA
College: University of Washington 
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Evan Randazzo
Two-Year Award
Evan Randazzo

Award: $1,500
Hometown: Lacey, WA
College: South Puget Sound Community College
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Emma Rose
Two-Year Award
Emma Rose

Award: $1,500
Hometown: Olympia, WA
College: South Puget Sound Community College 

Photo of Adrian Ruiz
Two-Year Award
Adrian Ruiz

Award: $1,500
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ 
College: Chandler-Gilbert Community College, AZ
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Nina Thach
Four-Year Award
Nina Thach

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
College: Pacific Lutheran University, WA 
Class Level: Junior

Photo of Len Tran
Four-Year Award
Len Tran

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Seattle, WA
College: University of Washington - School of Medicine
Class Level: Graduate

Photo of Yolanda Valencia
Two-Year Award
Yolanda Valencia

Award: $1,500
Hometown: Lafayette, CO
College: University of Colorado 
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Jiali Zhang
Four-Year Award
Jiali Zhang

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Olympia, WA
College: John Hopkins University
Class Level: Freshman