Scholarship Program

2019 Recipients (left to right): Dawn Smith, Carlee Houle, Gracie Loen, Tyler Clerf  

NEW FOR 2020! Additional scholarship provided for students pursuing trades-related preparation.   More information below.

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2019 Recipients:

Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Swauk-Teanaway Grange is able to award $6,000 in scholarship funds in 2019.  A scholarship of $1,500 each is being awarded to Tyler Clerf of Thorp High School, Dawn Smith and Gracie Loen of Ellensburg High School, and Carlee Houle of Easton High School.

Eligibility & Application (College/University or Trade-Related)

New this year – The Swauk-Teanaway Grange is offering an agriculture-based scholarship and a trades-related scholarship for 2020. We have traditionally offered a scholarship to students going on to higher education who have a background in agriculture. In addition, we want to support students who plan to go into the trades such as plumbing, construction related fields, iron work, graphics or culinary.  Please choose the download button for the application that applies to your background and future plans.

To be eligible for either of these scholarships, you must be a high school senior graduating in Kittitas County. Please download the scholarship application to view the requirements for each scholarship. The scholarship for students with agricultural background and the scholarship for students seeking training in a trade both require a fully completed application be received by the deadline for the respective scholarship. This must include an official transcript for all completed courses. Please keep copies of your application materials for future reference.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Do not include resumes or letters of recommendation with your application (college/university or trade-related).

Previous Recipients:

2018 Recipients:   

Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Swauk-Teanaway Grange is able to award $5,000 in scholarship funds in 2018.  A scholarship for $1,000 each is being awarded to Madelynn Olson and Eli Lonowski of Ellensburg High School, Mikaila Montgomery of Cle Elum-Roslyn High School, Natasha Vincett of Kittitas High School, and Seneca Dehuff of Easton High School.

2018 Recipients: (clockwise from top left) Madelynn Olson, Seneca Dehuff, Mikaila Montgomery, Eli Lonowski and Natasha Vincett

2017 Recipients:

The Swauk-Teanaway Grange is pleased to present scholarships to Katherine Tasker, Megan Ray, and Laura Johnson, Bailey Buchholz, graduates of Ellensburg High School in 2017, and Jessie Weaver, 2017 graduate of Easton High School.    Katherine, Megan and Laura each received $1,000 Scholarships and Bailey and Jessie each received $500 as they set out to continue their academic excellence in college. 

2017 Recipients L to R: Katherine Tasker, Bailey Buchholz, Megan Ray, and Laura Johnson, graduates of Ellensburg High School

Scholarship Committee Chair Sally Gililand and 2017 Recipient Jessie Weaver, Easton High School

2016 Recipients:

The Swauk-Teanaway Grange is proud to honor Kimberly Lonowski and Travis Gylling, graduates of Ellensburg High School in 2016, and Holly Terrill, 2016 graduate of Cle Elum-Roslyn High School, 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.

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2016 Scholarship Recipient Holly Terrill, graduate of Cle Elum-Roslyn School District

2016 Scholarship Recipients Kimberly Lonowski and Travis Gylling, graduates of Ellensburg High School

2015 Recipients:

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.

2015 Winners of the Swauk-Teanaway Grange Scholarship (left to right): Marguerite Barker, Julia Wickerath and Rachele Barker, graduates of Ellensburg High School

 

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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

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

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

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

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2012

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

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2012

Nathan Sorensen is a graduate of Kittitas High School.

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2011

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

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2010

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

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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!

2020 Scholarship Applications (college/university or trade-related) now being accepted

Complete all sections of the application (college/university or trade-related). Forms must be received by our committee no later than March 15, 2019. 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.

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When complete, mail Application Materials To:

Swauk-Teanaway Grange Scholarship Committee
PO Box 401
Cle Elum, WA  98922
College or University
Scholarship Application
 

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Trade-Related
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