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Innovia Foundation Awards More Than $321K in Scholarships 

Innovia Foundation recently awarded $321,726 in scholarships to students throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho for the 2022-2023 school year. Innovia manages over 30 scholarship programs on behalf of donors who have established funds to help students achieve their higher education goals. 

“As a community foundation, we believe that educational opportunities open the door to success,” said Shelly O’Quinn, CEO of Innovia Foundation. “We are incredibly honored to partner with so many generous donors in helping students strive toward their full potential.”

Meet some of our regional scholarship recipients: 

Michelle Navarro 

Scholarship: Judy & Terry Davis Scholarship 

College Choice: Whitworth University 

Major: Pre-Med, Biology 

“I want to make my family proud and pave the way for future generations to become doctors.” 

Colton Marsh 

Scholarship: Joe & June Fulton-Liberty High School Scholarship 

College Choice: Washington State University 

Major: Civil Engineering 

“After many years of working and growing as a professional, I plan on fulfilling my dream of opening my own civil engineering firm.” 

Alexis Johnston 

Scholarship: Don & Mable Nicholls Scholarship and Joy-Hughes Scholarship 

College Choice: University of Washington 

Major: Secondary Education 

“I want to continue to expand my learning, and I want to be able to show students how learning can be fun and not daunting or tiring.” 

Lilly Newman 

Scholarship: Diamond Lake Ranch Scholarship 

College Choice: Eastern Washington University 

Major: Early Childhood Education 

“I want the kids that I teach to grow up and be amazing, successful and well-educated people.” 

Nara Shin 

Scholarship: Diversity in Advertising Scholarship 

College Choice: Whitworth University 

Major: Communications 

“I want to learn how to share comfort, happiness and joy with people who are in desperate, hopeless circumstances.” 

Parker Ritzmann 

Scholarship: East Spokane Kiwanis Scholarship 

College Choice: University of Washington 

Major: Business Entrepreneurship 

“I want to advocate for the youth who are like me, and at one point didn’t have a voice.” 


A complete, searchable list of 2022-2023 Innovia Foundation scholarship recipients is below.

Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities through Innovia.

Scholarship  Student Name  Current School/Hometown College Choice  Amount 
Annie Maria Hitchings Scholarship  Brooklyn Bailey-Leonardo  St. John Endicott HS, St. John WA  Montana State University  $684  
Annie Maria Hitchings Scholarship  Keely Jones  St. John Endicott HS, St. John WA  Montana State University  $1,300  
Bess Mikalson Scholarship  Jayne Mahowald  Lakeside HS, Nine Mile Falls WA  Washington State University  $3,500  
Bess Mikalson Scholarship  Tryston Schmitt  Lakeside HS, Nine Mile Falls WA  University of Washington  $1,900  
Bess Mikalson Scholarship  Emma Ames  Washington State University  Washington State University  $3,500  
Clarence Hines Scholarship  Anna Cocking  Colfax HS, Colfax WA  University of Montana  $1,000  
Clarence Hines Scholarship  Cora Schindler  Colfax HS, Colfax WA  Lewis-Clark State College  $1,000  
Clarence Hines Scholarship  Dyamin Vaneck  Colfax HS, Colfax WA  College of William & Mary  $1,000  
Clarence Hines Scholarship  Hannah Baerlocher  Colfax HS, Colfax WA  Eastern Washington University  $1,000  
Clarence Hines Scholarship  Kathleen Tate  Colfax HS, Colfax WA  Washington State University  $1,000  
David L. and Frances G. Ray Scholarship  Julia Klein  Southern Nazarene University, OK  Southern Nazarene University, OK  $1,000  
Denny & Thelma Yasuhara Scholarship  Emily Tompkins  Lewis & Clark HS, Spokane  Western Washington University  $1,500  
Denny & Thelma Yasuhara Scholarship  Lily Veith  Seattle Pacific University  Seattle Pacific University  $1,500  
Denny & Thelma Yasuhara Scholarship  Jared Hoffman  University of North Dakota  University of North Dakota  $1,500  
Diamond Lake Ranch Scholarship  Annie Huang  Newport HS, Newport WA  Washington State University  $2,500  
Diamond Lake Ranch Scholarship  Lillian Hughes  Newport HS, Newport WA  Montana State University  $2,500  
Diamond Lake Ranch Scholarship  Lilly Newman  Newport HS, Newport WA  Eastern Washington University  $2,500  
Diversity in Advertising Scholarship  Aleja LeVert  Whitworth University  Whitworth University  $5,000  
Diversity in Advertising Scholarship  Nara Shin  Whitworth University  Whitworth University  $5,000  
Diversity in Advertising Scholarship  Telmen Amarbayasgalan  Whitworth University  Whitworth University  $5,000  
Don & Mable Nicholls Scholarship  Alexis Johnston  Rogers HS, Spokane WA  University of Washington  $1,050  
Doris L. Kenney Scholarship  Sage Saccomanno  Bard College, NY  Bard College, NY  $1,575  
Doris L. Kenney Scholarship  Luke Levesque  Berklee College of Music, MA  Berklee College of Music, MA  $1,575  
Doris L. Kenney Scholarship  Christina McClelland  Brigham Young University, UT  Brigham Young University, UT  $1,575  
Doris L. Kenney Scholarship  Alana Seifert  Dartmouth College, NH  Dartmouth College, NH  $1,575  
Doris L. Kenney Scholarship  Sara Hathaway  Lewis-Clark State College  Lewis-Clark State College  $1,575  
Doris L. Kenney Scholarship  Everett Hannah  Priest River Lamanna HS, Oldtown ID  Spokane Community College  $1,575  
Doris L. Kenney Scholarship  Wesley Simko  University of Hawaii at Manoa  University of Hawaii at Manoa  $1,575  
Doris L. Kenney Scholarship  Bryce Barba  University of Idaho  University of Idaho  $1,575  
Doris L. Kenney Scholarship  Shea Kilpatrick  University of Nevada: Reno  University of Nevada: Reno  $1,575  
Doris L. Kenney Scholarship  Stephanie Sfeir  Whitworth University  Whitworth University  $1,575  
Dr. Mark Paxton Dental Scholarship  Jamie Williams  Eastern Washington University  Eastern Washington University  $1,200  
East Spokane Kiwanis Scholarship  Juliette Aguilar-Gomez  Central Valley HS, Spokane  Gonzaga University  $1,250  
East Spokane Kiwanis Scholarship  Parker Ritzmann  West Valley HS, Spokane WA  University of Washington  $1,250  
Eileen Hutchison Scholarship  Kaydee Wuesthoff  Lakeside HS, Nine Mile Falls WA  Grand Canyon University, AZ  $1,535  
Eileen Hutchison Scholarship  Emma Ames  Washington State University  Washington State University  $1,535  
F. Neale Bock Scholarship  Alexander Boyce  Lewis & Clark HS, Spokane  Central Washington University  $1,000  
Gary L. Carrow Memorial Scholarship  Colby Blegen  University HS, Spokane  Montana State University  $700  
Harold Balazs Creating Wonder Scholarship  Jase Picanso  Rogers HS, Spokane WA  Western Washington University  $1,000  
Idaho Panhandle Dental Society Memorial Scholarship  Kyndal Lindley  North Idaho College  North Idaho College  $1,000  
Joe & June Fulton - Liberty High School Scholarship  Ava Budde  Liberty HS, Spangle WA  Northwest College, WY  $2,000  
Joe & June Fulton - Liberty High School Scholarship  Colton Marsh  Liberty HS, Spangle WA  Washington State University  $2,000  
John R. Rogers - Ziegler Family Scholarship  Brayden Crossley  Rogers HS, Spokane WA  Brigham Young University, UT  $2,500  
John R. Rogers - Ziegler Family Scholarship  Long Che  Rogers HS, Spokane WA  Washington State University  $2,500  
Joy-Hughes Scholarship  Alexis Johnston  Rogers HS, Spokane WA  Western Washington University  $1,200  
Judy and Terry Davis Scholarship  Michelle Navarro  Paideia HS, Valley WA  Whitworth University  $4,000  
Judy and Terry Davis Teacher Innovation Award  Sky Griepp  K-8 teacher at Valley School District, Valley, WA  N/A  $4,000  
Lenhart Scholarship  Isabella Sims  Bonners Ferry HS, Bonners Ferry ID  Westminster College, UT  $1,500  
Lillian M. Bailey Scholarship  Bo Petrich  Selkirk HS, Ione WA  Western Washington University  $722  
Lucille I. Hudon Scholarship  Eika Willis  Bonners Ferry HS, Bonners Ferry ID