Over $250,000 awarded in scholarships to area students

Posted on July 29, 2019

Innovia Foundation recently awarded $257,413 in scholarships to 116 students throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho for the 2019-2020 school year. The Foundation manages over 30 scholarship programs on behalf of donors who are invested in the educational success of students in our region. See the bottom of the page for a complete list of scholarship recipients.

Meet some of our regional Scholarship Recipients below:

Travis Dillon

Scholarship: Newport-Priest River Rotary
College Choice: Lawrence University
Major: Mathematics
“With this scholarship, I will be able to travel to Budapest in the fall to attend the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics programs, one of the most prestigious mathematics study abroad programs in the world. Every student who has attended BSM has told me that it was an absolutely amazing mathematics experience, and I am looking forward to the opportunity. Thank you!”

 

Carolyn Moravec

Scholarship: Rika Ream Environmental
College Choice: Northwest Nazarene University
Major: Biology/Ecology
“I can’t wait to pursue my passion for helping the environment! With this scholarship, I will be able to continue to pursue my education to become better informed on how I can help with the climate crisis. Thank you so much for awarding me with the amazing Rika Ream Environmental Scholarship!”

 

 

Nathan Anderson

Scholarship: East Spokane Kiwanis
College Choice: Grand Canyon University
Major: Computer Science or Cyber Security

“My desire is to wake up every morning with a sense of purpose and an eagerness for changing the world. Ultimately, I hope to break historically held notions that the best security and technology belongs only to the rich and powerful. I truly hope to make the East Spokane Kiwanis proud of helping me achieve my dreams.”

 

 

Kierra Frick

Scholarship: Mark and Kay Burkett
College Choice: Idaho State University
Major: Health Science with EMS Concentration

“Thank you for your extremely generous contribution towards my future. It humbles me to have received this and it will push me to be an even better scholar and better person while I attend Idaho State University. I can guarantee that this scholarship will be put to good use and will not go unnoticed or unappreciated.”

 

 

Caleb Petersen

Scholarship: Lenhart
College Choice: Brigham Young University
Major: Animal Science with Pre-Veterinary Module

“The small, rural town of Bonners Ferry I live in is a tremendous supporter of community projects, students, and activities. However, if I want to pursue advanced educational goals, I must attend school far from our region. This makes attending such a college very expensive. I appreciate your willingness to invest in my educational goals. This scholarship will allow me to achieve my goal of supporting people through working with their animals. Thank you for your support!”

 

Alissa Ludeman

Scholarship: Ren H. Rice
College Choice: Washington State University
Major: Speech and Hearing

“After seeing the effects that physical and cognitive disabilities can have on people, I knew that I wanted to help in any way I could. Speech and hearing are such an important part of how people communicate with others and it is isolating when you are struggling with those basic functions. I want to make sure no one ever feels alone.”

 

 

Scholarship Program Name Hometown College Choice Amount
Annie Maria Hitchings Hope White St. John N/A $1,302
Annie Maria Hitchings Olivia Larsen St. John N/A $651
Bess Mikalson Haley Golding Nine Mile Falls Western Washington University $3,100
Bess Mikalson Sydney Hause Nine Mile Falls Eastern Washington University $3,100
Bess Mikalson Sophie Keller Kettle Falls Western Washington University $3,200
David L. and Frances G. Ray Jazzmyn Gordon Washtucna Washington State University $1,000
David L. and Frances G. Ray Bryce Kelly Ritzville Eastern Washington University $1,000
David L. and Frances G. Ray Erica Leffel Ritzville Washington State University $1,000
Denny & Thelma Yasuhara Deanna Dwyer Spokane University of Michigan $1,000
Doris Kenney Hannah Hurst Sagle University of Idaho $1,440
Doris Kenney Jessica Klein Sagle University of Idaho $1,440
Doris Kenney Madison Koster Sandpoint Boise State University $1,440
Doris Kenney Rachel Meyer Sandpoint Boise State University $1,440
Doris Kenney Kellie Rich Sagle University of Idaho $1,440
Doris Kenney Delaney Search Sagle George Fox University $1,440
Doris Kenney Lauren Sfeir Sandpoint Whitworth University $1,440
Doris Kenney Niah Brass Sandpoint Montana State University $800
Doris Kenney Harrison Hertzberg Sandpoint Babson College $800
Doris Kenney Alex Johnson Sandpoint University of Idaho $800
Doris Kenney Christina McClelland Sandpoint Brigham Young University $800
Doris Kenney Grace Meyer Sandpoint Northern Arizona University $800
Doris Kenney Alana Seifert Sandpoint Yale University $800
Doris Kenney Lillian Simko Hope University of Montana $800
Doris Kenney Isaac Solly Sandpoint Stanford University $800
East Spokane Kiwanis Nathan Anderson Spokane Valley Grand Canyon University $1,285
East Spokane Kiwanis Bellamie Sy Spokane Valley University of Washington $1,285
Eileen Hutchison Joy Mahowald Nine Mile Falls Washington State University $1,500
Eileen Hutchison Rylee Thomas Nine Mile Falls Gonzaga University $1,500
Idaho Panhandle Dental Society Memorial Jessica Schell Spirit Lake North Idaho College $560
Joe & June Fulton – Liberty High School Margaret Nelson Spangle Eastern Washington University $1,000
Joe & June Fulton – Liberty High School Haley Marsh Spangle Eastern Washington University $2,000
John R. Rogers – Ziegler Kimberly Esperum Spokane Western Washington University $1,300
Joy-Hughes Mariah Johnson Spokane Washington State University $1,200
Lenhart Caleb Petersen Bonners Ferry Brigham Young University – Idaho $1,500
Lillian M. Bailey Jenna Couch Ione N/A $650
Lucille Hudon Awson Wheeler Lamont University of Idaho $10,000
Lucille Hudon Alanna Seifert Sandpoint Yale University $2,000
Lucille Hudon Christina McClelland Sandpoint Brigham Young University $2,000
Lucille Hudon McKenzie Ahrnsbrak Rathdrum University of Idaho $2,000
Lucille Hudon Carson Odegaard Wilbur Central Washington University $2,000
Lucille Hudon Danaca Colvin Wilbur Eastern Washington University $1,100
Lucille Hudon Niah Brass Sandpoint Montana State University $1,100
Lucille Hudon Jenna Dotson Sandpoint University of Idaho $1,100
Lucille Hudon Rylee Thomas Nine Mile Falls Gonzaga University $1,100
Margaret F. Galbraith Cade Warner Kendrick North Idaho College $1,000
Margaret F. Galbraith Dawson Stokes Deary University of Idaho $1,000
Mark and Kay Burkett Abigail Pyle Spokane Taylor University $2,500
Mark and Kay Burkett Dominic Treis Saint John Eastern Washington University $2,500
Mark and Kay Burkett Grace Lilje Davenport Gonzaga University $2,500
Mark and Kay Burkett Kierra Frick Kellogg Idaho State University $2,500
Mark and Kay Burkett Stephanie Bineau Republic University of Montana $2,500
Mark and Kay Burkett Glory Dickerson Colfax Mississippi State University $1,000
Mark and Kay Burkett Jordan Dick Clark Fork Brigham Young University – Idaho $1,000
Mark and Kay Burkett Marlaena McKeehen Davenport Washington State University $1,000
Mark and Kay Burkett Julie Martin Edwall Eastern Washington University $1,000
Mark and Kay Burkett Makayla Miller Pomeroy Washington State University $1,000
Mark and Kay Burkett Rose Melville Spokane Humboldt State University $1,000
Mark and Kay Burkett Vanessa McClure Davenport Whitworth University $1,000
Mattawa Area Beatriz Tapia Mattawa Big Bend Community College $750
Mattawa Area Mirna Gallaga Mattawa Bellevue College $750
Newport-Priest River Rotary Travis Dillon Newport Lawrence University $1,000
Newport-Priest River Rotary Abigail Barnes Priest River Washington State University $1,000
Newport-Priest River Rotary Evan Barnes Priest River Washington State University $1,000
Newport-Priest River Rotary Rebekah Brooks Newport Eastern Washington University $1,000
Newport-Priest River Rotary Giovanni Flavel Priest River Gonzaga University $1,000
Ren Rice Tiffany Estes Spokane Seattle Pacific University $16,000
Ren Rice Clara Plenty Spokane Whitworth University $16,000
Ren Rice Jackee Smith Spokane Washington State University $12,000
Ren Rice Alissa Ludeman Spokane Washington State University $12,000
Ren Rice Titus May Spokane Washington State University $7,500
Ren Rice Mario Reyes-Serrano Spokane Spokane Falls Community College $5,000
Rick Robinson Hotstart Kaiha Hovanec N/A N/A $5,700
Rika Ream Environmental Carolyn Moravec Spokane Northwest Nazarene University $2,000
Rika Ream Environmental Emily Reidt Spokane Whitworth University $2,000
Travis Companies Samantha Contreras Leos N/A N/A $5,000
Travis Companies Ethan Cook N/A N/A $5,000
Travis Companies Julia Jones N/A N/A $5,000
Travis Companies Emma Morse N/A N/A $5,000
Travis Companies Jaron Schneider N/A N/A $5,000
Travis Companies Bryan Cortes N/A N/A $5,000
Travis Companies Yaraizi Garcia Lopez N/A N/A $5,000
Travis Companies Mason Hayes N/A N/A $5,000
Travis Companies Alexis Ramired N/A N/A $5,000
Travis Companies Greg Eversole N/A N/A $5,000
William & Flossie Sanborn Awson Wheeler Salem University of Idaho $900
William & Flossie Sanborn Hannah Brittain Salem University of Idaho $650
William & Flossie Sanborn Madison Miller Salem Gonzaga University $650
William & Flossie Sanborn Kimberly Rios Salem Central Washington University $500
William & Flossie Sanborn Mya Lynch Salem University of Idaho $600
William & Flossie Sanborn Rose Melville Salem Humboldt State University $600
William & Flossie Sanborn Zane Swanger Salem Eastern Oregon University $300
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Grace Lilje Davenport Gonzaga University $2,000
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange John Tanke Mohler Washington State University $2,000
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Alizabeth Williams Davenport Montana State University $2,000
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Bryce Miller Davenport Northwest Nazarene University $1,800
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Guthrie Boleneous Cheney Eastern Washington University $1,800
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Awson Wheeler Lamont University of Idaho $1,800
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Kyle Bodeau Almira Washington State University $1,800
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Garrett Bodeau Almira Washington State University $1,800
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Zane Swanger Medical Lake Eastern Oregon University $1,400
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Ezekial Tareski Davenport Spokane Falls Community College $1,400
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Krisah Plumb Davenport Eastern Washington University $1,400
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Carson Odegaard Lincoln Central Washington University $1,100
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Cheyanna Wing Edwall University of Idaho $1,100
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Bailee Perleberg Reardan Washington State University $1,100
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Lacey Williams Post Falls University of Idaho $800
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Colton Cotter Nine Mile Falls Montana State University Northern $800
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Alexia Guhlke Davenport Eastern Oregon University $800
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Kaylene Kuykendall Reardan Washington State University $800
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Marlaena McKeehan Davenport Washington State University $800
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Whitney Bjornberg Reardan Washington State University $500
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Samantha Merriott Medical Lake Washington State University $500
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Chad Ross Wilbur Whitworth University $500
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Julie Martin Edwall Eastern Washington University $500
Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Heather Murinko Spokane Washington State University $500
116 Scholarships Totaling: $257,413