Every student should have the opportunity to learn. And if they seek a higher education, they should be able to go to school regardless of their ability to pay. That is part of the American Dream. 

Unfortunately, the cost of higher education is soaring out of reach for many working class people altogether, while others are becoming burdened by huge debt. That’s not right. At the same time as  we are supporting changes to policies to address this systemic inequity in the American educational system, UFCW 21 has also expanded our own scholarship award program. We are excited to announce the names of the 2016 awards for a total of $43,000.

FULL TIME $2,000
Sarah Adams — (child of Jennifer Lynn Adams), Forks Community Hospital
Iryna Shevchuk —  Providence Regional Medical, Everett
Hannah Smurdak — (child of Duane Smurdak), Safeway, Enumclaw
Carly Stauffer — (child of Marcia Stauffer), Mason General Hospital
Carly Strayer —  (child of William Strayer), Safeway, Burien
Mawil Espino — Harrison Hospital, Bremerton
Elijah Thompson —  QFC, Seattle U Village
Megan Williams —  QFC, Seattle Wedgewood

Toni Larson —  Providence Sacred Heart, Spokane
Felicia Perez —  Valley Medical Center, Renton

First in Family $2,000
Michelle Cao — (child of Thuy-Hong Nguyen), Fred Meyer, Monroe

Marilyn Savage RN Memorial $3,000
Kaylin Ivy — (child of Malea Ivy), Whidbey General Hospital

4-Year ($4,000 a year for 4 years)
Austin Tugade — Puget Consumer Co-Op, Edmonds