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Updated Aug. 7, 2023
Meet 10 student scholarship winners
10 recent high school graduates are pursuing their dreams, now with a $1,000 Numerica scholarship. The $tarting off Right scholarship supports students entering a trade, vocational, certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2023.
Since 2016, Numerica has awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships to members. Congratulations to the 2023 recipients!
$1,000 $Starting Off Right Scholarship winners
Wyatt S., Hayden
“I plan on going into classrooms during the school year and teaching students about smarter ways to spend their money and how to do their taxes when they are older.”
A Coeur d’Alene High School graduate, Wyatt is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Boise State University. Wyatt is community driven and serves as a volunteer soccer coach. After college, Wyatt plans to help local businesses and youth with finances.
Taryn O., Hayden
“I love studying the influence of social media on society as well as finding creative solutions to tough problems.”
A competitive gymnast, Taryn earned her associate degree upon graduation from Coeur d’Alene High School. She plans to earn a marketing degree at Boise State University. The goal: Make the internet a more positive and productive environment.
Maddison H., Spokane Valley
“I wish to one day become an elementary teacher specifically in a low-income school district … to help the children that have less than they deserve.”
Maddison is heading to Washington State University to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. She’s focused on helping disadvantaged kids gain confidence and skills for their future. Maddison helps kids with math homework at her local elementary school. She also served as president of her FBLA chapter.
Madeline D., Pasco
“My future career plan is to be a physical therapist on a sports team. I love that there is always something new about the human body.”
Madeline is attending Columbia Basin College in the fall, where she secured a soccer scholarship. Her long-term goal is to earn her doctorate in physical therapy. Madeline prepared by taking sports medicine classes at Pasco High School. Knowing the sacrifices required, Madeline wants to help other athletes pursue their dreams.
Stephanie T., Spokane Valley
“It is my goal to become a school counselor and to help children in school feel heard, understood, and supported.”
Stephanie is off to the University of Montana, where she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in education. Many students struggle with undiagnosed learning disabilities. Many students struggle with undiagnosed learning disabilities. Stephanie wants to become a school counselor. She aims to connect students with the tools and resources needed for success.
Sophia R., Spokane
“… [My] plans involve creating a community of conscientious people concerned for the welfare of the planet through education and conservation practices.”
Sophia’s career goals are all about animal conservation. She hopes to help craft zoo education programs and draft a book about the color coatings of animals. She wants to conduct field research into endangered populations. Sophia is attending Washington State University this fall.
Bronte K., Nine Mile Falls
“Our nation struggles at finding common ground. A degree in communication will help me find unity across diverse groups.”
Bronte is attending Whitworth University this fall to study marketing and communications. She’s interested in all aspects of event planning. She enjoys brainstorming and logistics to create experiences that drive community. Bronte plans to put her education to work as a collaborative listener who helps groups find unity.
Clayton R., Chelan
“My goal after completing my welding courses is to be able to purchase a mobile welding truck so I can travel to any location and be more accessible and helpful to my community.”
Clayton is financing much of his upcoming Western Welding Academy education from the cow-calf operation he started at age 14. Today, he has customers as far away as Idaho. Raised on a small farm, Clayton knows the value of fixing broken things rather than buying new. This opportunity for renewal is one of the reasons he’s passionate about welding.
Ella M., Richland
“I aspire to ensure others have a safe community to grow up and mature in. I plan to move up within the ranks and become a criminal profiler at the FBI level.”
Inspired by law enforcement officers, Ella wants to make the world safer. This fall, she will be pursuing a criminal justice degree at San Diego State University. Learning how and why crimes are committed helps make communities safer. This aligns with her goal to leave every place better than she found it.
Juana P. V., Wenatchee
“As a bilingual educator, I will help our community learn English and Spanish. Becoming bilingual helps people maintain strong ties with their entire family, culture, and community.”
Juana plans to attend Wenatchee Valley College and then Central Washington University to become a bilingual elementary teacher. Where language is a barrier, Juana sees opportunity to drive more inclusive communities. Her goal is to help kids learn English and Spanish in a way that builds confidence.
Questions about Numerica scholarships
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