Scholarship Program

Scholarship Overview

We received more than 400 applications for our 2017 scholarships and were pleased to provide $64,500 in higher education support for our recipients. A committee comprised of WSECU employees and members select recipients based on an evaluation of students' academic record, financial need, community involvement and a written essay.

Take a few moments to "meet" our 2017 scholarship recipients.

About the Scholarship Program
  • Applications are accepted December through 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 Alexa Alberts
Four-Year Award
Alexa Alberts

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

Photo of Nathaniel Collins
Four-Year Award
Nathaniel Collins

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Olympia, WA
College: Eastern Washington University
Class Level: Senior

Photo of Hope De Avila
Four-Year Award
Hope De Avila

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Colfax, WA
College: University of Idaho
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Evan Gibbons
Four-Year Award
Evan Gibbons

Award: $2,500
Hometown: Kennewick, WA
College: Brigham Young University
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Timothy Goodwin
Two-Year Award
Timothy Goodwin

Award: $2,500 
Hometown: Toledo, WA 
College: California State University: Chico
Class Level: Senior

Photo of Elliot Grahn
Four-Year Award
Elliot Grahn

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

Photo of James Gunther
Two-Year Award
James Gunther

Award: $1,500 
Hometown: Olympia, WA 
College: Olympic College
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Monica Haugen
Four-Year Award
Monica Haugen

Award: $2,500 
Hometown: Colton, WA 
College: Texas Tech University 
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Rebecca Heelan
Two-Year Award
Rebecca Heelan

Award: $1,500 
Hometown: Elma, WA 
College: South Puget Sound Community College
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Berlyn Hunt
Four-Year Award
Berlyn Hunt

Award: $2,500 
Hometown: Coulee City, WA 
College: Oregon State University
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Willa Jeffers
Four-Year Award
Willa Jeffers

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

Photo of Wendaka Jordan
Four-Year Award
Wendaka Jordan

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

Photo of Nikolas Jorstad
Four-Year Award
Nikolas Jorstad

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

Photo of Jacob Kovacs
Four-Year Award
Jacob Kovacs

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

Photo of Juliauna Largent
Two-Year Award
Juliauna Largent

Award: $1,500 
Hometown: Wenatchee, WA 
College: Wenatchee Valley College
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Lyndsay Lawrence
Two-Year Award
Lyndsay Lawrence

Award: $1,500 
Hometown: Chehalis, WA 
College: Centralia College
Class Level: Senior

Photo of Morgan Leach
Four-Year Award
Morgan Leach

Award: $2,500 
Hometown: Shelton, WA 
College: Grand Canyon University
Class Level: Junior

Photo of Madison Leidig
Four-Year Award
Madison Leidig

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

Photo of Maxwell Mielke
Four-Year Award
Maxwell Mielke

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

Photo of Lovely Nylund
Two-Year Award
Lovely Nylund

Award: $1,500 
Hometown: Palouse, WA 
College: Walla Walla Community College
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Amber Owens
Two-Year Award
Amber Owens

Award: $1,500 
Hometown: Chehalis, WA 
College: Clark College
Class Level: Junior

Photo of Elizabeth Purdy
Four-Year Award
Elizabeth Purdy

Award: $2,500 
Hometown: Shoreline, WA 
College: University of Washington
Class Level: Senior

Photo of Adrian Ruiz
Four-Year Award
Adrian Ruiz

Award: $2,500 
Hometown: Gilber, AZ 
College: Arizona State University
Class Level: Junior

Photo of Thea Schnase
Four-Year Award
Thea Schnase

Award: $2,500 
Hometown: Olympia, WA 
College: Saint Martin's University
Class Level: Graduate

Photo of Tamzen Shissler
Four-Year Award
Tamzen Shissler

Award: $2,500 
Hometown: Ellensburg, WA 
College: Whitman College
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Olivia Shulke
Two-Year Award
Olivia Shulke

Award: $1,500 
Hometown: Castle Rock, WA
College: Lower Columbia College
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Breanna Smith
Four-Year Award
Breanna Smith

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

Photo of Emma Stucki
Four-Year Award
Emma Stucki

Award: $2,500 
Hometown: Yakima, WA 
College: Brigham Young University
Class Level: Sophomore

Photo of Jaide Swanson
Two-Year Award
Jaide Swanson

Award: $1,500 
Hometown: Fife, WA 
College: North Idaho College
Class Level: Freshman

Photo of Annika Thach
Four-Year Award
Annika Thach

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