Scholarship Program

2015 Recipients: Marguerite Barker, Julia Wickerath and Rachele Barker.   

Who will be next?  Apply Now!



Left to right: Marguerite Barker, Julia Wickerath, Rachele Barker 2015 Winners of the Swauk-Teanaway Grange Scholarship

 The Swauk-Teanaway Grange is proud to honor Julia Wickerath and twins Marguerite and Rachele Barker, all honors graduates of Ellensburg High School in 2015, with $1,000 Scholarships as they set out to continue their academic excellence in college.  All three of them exceeded the Grange’s scholarship requirements relating to participation in agricultural activities, community and school participation including leadership experience and strong academic performance.

Eligibility & Application

    The Swauk-Teanaway Grange will award $1,000 in scholarship money in 2017. To be eligible, you must be a high school senior graduating in Kittitas County. Our points of consideration are:

  • An agricultural background or history of participation in agricultural activities or plans to pursue a career in an agriculture-related field.  Examples are 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA).
  • Community and school involvement, including leadership experience and awards received.
  • Grade point average–to be verified with transcript.
  • If you are in Running Start, Cornerstone, or College in the Classroom, include your CWU transcript.

Preference will be given to applicants with Grange membership or whose family members have a history of Grange membership.  If possible, please provide documentation with your application.

Previous Recipients:

2014 Recipient Molly Slothower and her parents Jeffrey and Susan2014

Molly Slothower and her parents Jeffrey and Susan.  Molly is enrolled at Washington State University.

2014 Scholarship Recipient Julia Bramstedt and her parents Daniel and Lorraine


Julia Bramstedt and her parents Daniel and Lorraine.  Julia is enrolled at Central Washington University.



Victoria Zencak, a home-schooled student who also did Running Start, is enrolled at Central Washington University.



Nicholas Gylling, an Ellensburg High School senior, is enrolled at the University of Washington.



Andrew Clarke is an Ellensburg High School graduate who went on to Yakima Valley Community College.

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Nathan Sorensen is a graduate of Kittitas High School.



Amanda Anderson is a Cle Elum/Roslyn graduate who went on to Central Washington University.



Scholarship recipients Amber Strand and Molly Jo Ballard. Pictured, left to right: Jack and June Hendrickson, Molly Jo Ballard, Amber Strand and Scholarship Committee Chair, Sally Gililand


Scholarship recipient Travis Matthews accepts award from Scholarship Chair Barb Sowers.

Where Are They Now? Updates from Past Scholarship Recipients:

2009: Travis Matthews, the 2009 Ellensburg High School graduate was chosen to receive our $1,000 Scholarship Award, became a member of our Grange in July. Travis, whose family live in Thorp and who have a long history of Grange members, earned a John Deere Technology Degree at Walla Walla Community College and graduated from Washington State University in 2014. We are proud to count Travis as a member of our Grange and wish him well in his new job!

2017 Scholarship Applications now being accepted

Complete all sections of the application. Forms must be received by our committee no later than March 17, 2017. These include your application form, letter, and transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Finalists may be interviewed before a final selection of the winner is made. Please do not submit a resume instead of filling in all sections of the application form.

When complete, mail Application Materials To:

Swauk-Teanaway Grange Scholarship Committee
c/o Sally Gililand, Chair of Committee
PO Box 813
South Cle Elum, WA 98943-0813