2019 AAUW-Bellingham Scholarships Awarded!

AAUW-Bellingham, with the prime mission of supporting education for girls and women, provides scholarship donations to BTC, Northwest Indian College, Western Washington University, and Whatcom Community College. The amounts may vary from year to year, but recently we have been able to provid $1000 each to BTC, NWIC, and WCC. The WWU amount varies, since it is determined by the annual proceeds from the AAUW-Bellingham Endowment established at WWU in the 1990s. The following students have been awarded their scholarships for 2019. NWIC has not yet made their selection.

Bellingham Technical College
Jessica Crook — Business Management major. Bellingham resident
Jessica’s goal is to expand her dance studio to more locations in the county.

Western Washington University (four scholarships given this year!)
Brielle Lamphere — Human Services major. Lynden resident
Brielle’s goal is to ultimately enter law school to become a child advocacy lawyer.

Courtney “Hoku”lana Rivera — Creative Writing and Cultural Anthropology majors. From Honolulu, HI
Courtney’s goals are to write poetry and to continue her education in Anthropology research.

Kaitlyn Freitas — Sociology and Psychology majors. Buckley, WA resident
Kaitlyn’s goal is to earn a Master’s degree in school counseling

Sylvia Jane Gray — Kinesiology/ Pre-Healthcare major. Orcas Island resident
Sylvia’s goal is to earn a Master’s level Physician’s Assistant degree with a focus on
emergency medicine.

Whatcom Community College
Kimberly Johnson — AAS-T Cybersecurity major. Bellingham resident
Kimberly’s goal is earn a university degree in computer science or data analytics.

Submitted by Carol Simmer, Scholarship/College Relations chair