KELSO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS "2019"

Lois Moore Scholarship

(2) @ $6,500

Established in 1994 by Maxwell (Max) and Lois Moore. Max was a local business owner and Lois served on the Kelso school board for a number of years. This Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a career in education. 

2019 Recipients:

Isaac Ford and Erik Relation

Kate Long Scholarship $4,000 + $1750 for 3 additional years

Established by the estate of Kate Long, beloved teacher who taught social studies and contemporary world problems for over 30 years at KHS. The scholarship is intended for students interested in international relations, politics, history or liberal art

  • Renewable scholarship follows for three years. 

2019 Recipient: Robin Hardwick

Kaiser Permanente Scholarship/Hilander Hall of Fame/Class of ’45   (2) @ $2,500

1 female/1 male

Established by Kaiser Permanente in honor of Dan Wagster’s retirement.  Dan was a graduate of the Class of ’45 and was Sr. Vice President of Kaiser Permanente Health/Hospitals. This scholarship is for a graduate with high academic achievement whom Excels in athletics and/or the arts; extracurricular activities in the school/community and demonstrates good leadership and citizenship.

2019 Recipients: Jayden Hardeman and Carol Byman

Huntington Scholarship   $2,000

Established by the staff of HMS in honor of Elaine Cockrell’s retirement. The Cockrell family has maintained this scholarship in her honor for a student who attended Huntington middle school for three years, with a preference given to a Huntington Promise recipient.

2019 Recipient: Carol Byman

Living Educator/Kathy Williamson   $1450

Established by the KPSF in honor of a living Kelso School District educator. the scholarship is intended for a graduate who plans to pursue degree in teaching.

2019 Recipient: Carol Byman

Emmett and Opal Schroeder Scholarship   $1,200

Established by the family and friends in memory of “Mutt” Schroeder, teacher, coach, administrator and friend of the Kelso community. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is an athlete with high academic achievement, excellent citizenship, exhibits hard work and a seriousness of purpose,

2019 Recipient: Tally Conners

Schleif Family Scholarship   (6) @$1,100

Six scholarships established by Gil Schleif, former KSD Assistant Superintendent--three in the name of Patricia Eddy (daughter of Gil/Ruth Schleif) and three in the name of his wife Ruth.

2019 Recipients: Robin Hardwick, Jayden Hardeman, Levi Redmill, Timisha Robinson, Zoe Prothero, Kaylee Seaman

Baker Family Scholarship  (2) @ $1,000

Established by the Jim Baker family to recognize graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better, who plan on attending LCC on a two-year program or to begin there and continue at a four-year institution

2019 Recipient: Alexandra Harman and  Maekaili Russell

Clark Family Scholarship  $1000

Established by the Marion and Ruth Clark family to recognize a graduate interested in entering a medically-related field of study.

2019 Recipient: Jayden Hardeman

Class of ’52 Scholarship   $1000

Established by the Class of ’52 to recognize the working student. Preference given to a student who has worked outside the 

2019 Recipient: Makaila Hughes

Class of ‘45, Don and Vivian Ames Scholarship  $1000

The Ames family continues this scholarship seeking Don’s passion in vocational/technical education.  The scholarship is intended for a graduate attending community college, vocational or tech school and plans to enter one of the trades, i.e., mechanics, truck driving, refrigeration, instrumentation, welding or firefighting

2019 Recipient:

Tristan Dombrowsky

Class of ‘45, Colleene Cottenoir Armstrong Scholarship  $1,000

Colleen’s passion for music and performing arts continue under her guidance in the presentation of this scholarship. Preference given to graduates interested in studying music or the performing arts.

2019 Recipient: Levi Redmill

Class of ‘45, Vronia Bailey Scholarship  $1,000

Established as a memorial by the class of ’45 in honor of her high school involvement. The scholarship is intended for a vocational or technical student (culinary arts, nursing, clerical, computers, and early childhood education). 

2019 Recipient: Kevin Wolff

Class of ‘45, Willard Chinn Scholarship  $1,000

Established by the Class of ’45 and named for Willard honoring his involvement during their high school years. The scholarship is intended for a graduate with a career interest in the area of physical science or medicine. 

2019 Recipient: Zoe Prothero

Class of ‘45,  Tommy Jabusch Scholarship  $1,000

Established by the Class of ’45, this memorial scholarship honors Tommy’s years of dedication as a teacher with physical impairments. The scholarship is intended for a graduate seeking degree in education who distinguishes him/herself despite a physical impairment or handicap.

2019 Recipient: Shelby Hiatt

Class of ‘45,  Al Laakso Scholarship  $1,000

Memorial established for Al’s athletic and leadership abilities. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who participate in sports and was a leader in school.

2019 Recipient: Brenden Kazensky

Lori Annette Hamm Memorial Scholarship   $1000

Established by the family in memory of their daughter, Lori, a 1988 graduate who died in the summer of 2006. Lori was injured in an auto accident, spring’88, and through hard work and effort, overcame those injuries to graduate from Kelso High in December 1988 and went on to graduate from LCC. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who has overcome hardship to graduate.

2019 Recipient: Sandra Rios

McCool Living Trust Scholarship   $1,000

Architecture or Engineering

Rich McCool, graduate of the Class of ‘57, established this scholarship to honor his years in the construction business. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is interest in the area of architecture or engineering. 

2019 Recipient: Kevin Wolff

Betty Schloss Scholarship   $1000

Established by family and friends at Butler Acres Elementary in memory of her years of teaching in Kelso School District. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is in pursuit of degree in elementary education. 

2019 Recipients: Shelby Hiatt

Lucille E. Calhoun Scholarship  $900

Established by the estate of Lucy Calhoun, a beloved Kelso High teacher for over 35 years. The scholarships is intended for a graduate who is interested in entering a field of study in child development, nutrition culinary arts or education.

2018 Recipient: Alexis Neely

Class of ‘58, Mike Lyons Scholarship   $750

Established by the Class of ’58 in memory of classmate Mike Lyons who died of injuries sustained in football during his senior year at Kelso High. The scholarships is intended for a graduate who has high personal standards and a Christian attitude toward others.

2019 Recipient: Megan Johnson

Vandecar Memorial Scholarship   $700

The Vandecar children have established this scholarship to honor their parents who were both Kelso alumni.

2018 Recipient:  Robert Bartlett

Vern King Scholarship    $600

Established by family and friends to honor Vern’s contribution as teacher/administrator to the education of students in Kelso, especially Barnes Elementary.

2019 Recipient: Ashley McGhee

Express Employment Scholarship   $500

Established by a local business, Express Employment Services honors students seeking employment in any of the industrial “hard” trades.  The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is attending a community college, vocational or tech school and plans to enter one of the trades, i.e., mechanics, construction, plumbing, electrical, instrumentation, welding and/or any “hard” trade

2019 Recipient: Donovan Smith

Virgil Hopkins Scholarship   $500

This endowed scholarship was established by the estate of Virgil Hopkins, a former Kelso High School English, foreign language and choral music instructor. The scholarships is intended for a graduate who is interested in entering the field of English, foreign language or vocal music. 

2019 Recipient: Todd Johanson

Ernestine Mathis Scholarship   $500

Established in memoriam by the niece and family of Ernestine Mathis. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is interested in the field of Art or Computer Technology.

2019 Recipient: Timisha Robinson

Gordon and Pauline Murphy Scholarship   $500

Established by the family of Gordon and Pauline Murphy, Kelso community activists and school patrons.

2019 Recipient: Sandra Rios

Randy and Linda Zmrhal Scholarship    $500

Established in 2014 by Randy and Linda Zmrhal to honor a student graduating from Kelso High School. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is interested in studying computer information systems/computer science in a college of business or engineering.

2018 Recipient: Jaret Rakoz

H. Roy Parsons     $500

This scholarship was established in memoriam by Roy's family. Roy's greatest love was the students of Kelso School District. He demonstrated this by serving on its board for 37 years. The family has chosen a receipt that was not receiving another scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2019.

2019 Recipient: Colton Jorgenson

Max Moore Scholarship

(2) at $6,500

Established in 1994 by Maxwell (Max) and Lois Moore. Max was a local business owner and Lois served on the Kelso school board for a number of years. This Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree in either a vocational or professional career.

2019 Recipients: Robin Hardwick and Alexandra Harman

Sharon Bergman Scholarship

(2) @ $2,500

One Male/One Female

Established by Sharon Roberts Bergman, a ‘61 graduate of KHS. This scholarship is intended for a Male and a Female in good academic standing, involved in school activities and community service.

2019 Recipients: Zoe Prothero and  Levi Redmill

Chuck Stover (Class of ’37) Scholarship  (4) @ $2,000

Established by the estate of Chuck Stover, an advocate of the KPSF and Kelso High scholarships.

2019 Recipient: Jacob Lease, Timisha Robinson, Alexandra Harman and Riley Noah

Jabusch Family Memorial Scholarship   (2) $1500

Established in memory of Susan Jabusch Grotjohn, Roy Jabusch, Alice Jabusch, Mike Jabusch, Lory Jabusch Hendricks and all future Jabusch descendent memorials. This scholarship is intended for a graduate who lives in the Rose Valley community or regularly attends RV Friends Church, Sunday school or Youth Group and plans to attend a four-year college, community college, trade or business school.

2019 Recipients:

Tristan Dombrowsky & Sydney Hall

Kiwanis/Dr. Herron Memorial Scholarship   $1,200

Established by Kelso Kiwanis in memory of Dr. Thomas Herron, who practiced osteopathic medicine in Kelso.

2019 Recipient: Asher Lange

Class of ’48,  Roy Dennis Scholarship  $1,100

Memory of Roy Dennis, beloved principal of the Class of ’48. The scholarship is intended for a graduate with a desire to pursue an education—either academic or vocational.

2019 Recipient: Kahler Kirk

Walt and Marty Piper Scholarship   $1,100

Established by the Piper family honoring their contributions to the culture and education of Kelso students. Walt taught math and coached at Kelso High for many years. Mary was a great supporter of the education and activities of Kelso students.

2019 Recipient: Olivia Schamel

Rick Roberts Scholarship    $1000

Established by the family of Rick Roberts honoring his years of announcing KLOG radio play-by-play for many Kelso sports. Rick coined the phrase, “Scottie Dogs!  You Gotta Love It!" The scholarship is intended for a graduate who has participated in athletics.

2019 Recipient: Ashley McGhee

Veryl and Larry Anderson Scholarship  $1000

Established by alumni and community advocates Veryl and Larry Anderson. The scholarship is intended for a graduate in pursuit of a degree in Music or Music Education

2019 Recipient: Mikayla Schmidt

Breakthrough Scholarship  $1000

Established by a 2011 Kelso High graduate and recipient of a Kelso Foundation scholarship, who felt strongly about “paying it forward.” The scholarship is intended for a student entering a field of study in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) areas who is well rounded (athlete or leader in school club or work part time).

2018 Recipient: Ben Bergonzine

Marion Clark Memorial Scholarship  $1000

Established by Clark family honoring Dr. Marion Clark in his love of horticulture and music. The scholarship is intended for a graduate entering field of study in music or horticulture.

2019 Recipient: Carol Byman

Class of ‘45, Alan St Onge Scholarship   $1,000

This memorial was established by the class in honor of Alan’s football triumphs and is intended for a graduate with athletic ability and an interest in the arts.

2019 Recipient: Jayden Hardeman

Robert Dykstra (Class of ’54) Scholarship   (3)  $1,000

Established by Robert in an effort to support students of Kelso High and their interest in furthering their education.

2019 Recipients:

Chelsey Kissinger

 Darina Kuchinskaya 

Breakthrough Scholarship    $1,000

Established by Derek DeGraaff, a 2011 KHS graduate, a 2015 graduate of UW with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and now attending nuclear power school in the US Navy, SC. Derek was the recipient of several foundation scholarships in 2011 and wishes to "Pay it Forward."

2018 Recipient: Karli Moore

Ron and Dot Joslin Vocational Scholarship   $1,000

Established by Ron and Dot Joslin, retired Kelso School District instructors. Ron specialized in music and fine arts and Dot specialized in math and science. The scholarship is intended for vocational training at a community college, trade school or vocational program.

2018 Recipient: Braxton Martin

Ron and Dot Joslin Math/Science Scholarship   $1,000

Established by Ron and Dot Joslin, retired Kelso School District instructors. Ron specialized in music and fine arts and Dot specialized in math and science. The scholarship is intended for a graduate interested in mathematics or science.

2018 Recipient: Rachael Johnson

Kelso Eagles Auxiliary Scholarship   $1,000

Sponsored by the Ladies of the Kelso Eagles Auxiliary.

2019 Recipient: Timisha Robinson

Frieda Walworth/Wallace Scholarship    $1000

Established by the Wallace staff and continued by the Walworth family in memory of Frieda Walworth, a Wallace school volunteer. The scholarships is intended for a graduate who attended Wallace Elementary.

2019 Recipient:

Makenzie Stephenson

Ron and Dot Joslin Fine/Performing Arts Scholarship   $1,000

Established by Ron and Dot Joslin, retired Kelso School District instructors. Ron specialized in music and fine arts and Dot specialized in math and science. The scholarship is intended for a graduate interested in fine and/or Performing Arts.

2018 Recipient: Willow Calebrese

Mary Anne Wainwright Scholarship     $1000

Established in 2015 and redesigned in 2019 by Maryanne Wainwright, in memory of her father. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is interested in studying diesel mechanics at LCC.

2019 Recipient: Carlos Valencia

Marlene Worley Laufman Scholarship  $950

Established by her husband, Paul Laufman, in her memory, Marlene was a 1956 alumni and a top student and Scotty majorette. This award is for a student interested in furthering their education in STEM or teaching.

2018 Recipient:

Dailynn Rutherford

Cliff Furness Award   $875

Founded by the estate of Cliff Furness who was a long time Kelso pharmacist and a loyal Kelso High supporter. This award honors students who have overcome personal setbacks that have threatened their graduation status as recognized by staff and counselors.

2019 Recipients:  Keaton Bedegi and Milee Weitman

Rosemary Kingsley Scholarship   $700

Established as a memorial by the Kingsley family.  Rose worked many years as a para educator at Beacon Hill Elementary. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who attended Beacon Hill Elementary School at least two years and is interested in attending community college, university or vocational/ technical training program.

2019 Recipient: Kevin Wolff

Maurice and Betty Cummings Scholarship   $600

Established by family and friends—Maurice was a Class of ‘34 graduate and Betty was a long-time employee of the KSD as an instructional assistant.  The scholarship is intended for a graduate who participated on a varsity basketball team.

2019 Recipients: Noah Riley

Terri Clary Scholarship  $500

Established by Jim Clary in honor of his wife Terri, a former alumni, in lieu of a Christmas gift. The scholarship is intended for a female graduate who is in good academic standing, involved in school activities and community service.

2019 Recipient: Kaylee Seaman

Jack Elms Scholarship   $500

Teacher, coach, principal and district financial officer for many years. Served as treasurer and financial wizard for the Foundation in its beginning years—instrumental in moving the board to the high level of functionality it is today. The scholarships is intended for a graduate who is a former Huntington Middle School student. 

2019 Recipient: Brea Ferguson

Rose Valley PTO Scholarship    $500

Established by the Rose Valley PTO honoring a Rose Valley student. The scholarships is intended for a graduate who attended Rose Valley Elementary. 

2019 Recipient: Sydney Hall

Mike and Linda Saville Scholarship   $500

Established in 1983 by Mike Saville in memory of his wife Linda. The name was changed by family in 2013 in memory of their parents to the Mike and Linda Saville Scholarship. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is interested in entering a health-related field. 

2018 Recipient: Karli Moore

Corey Wardlow Scholarship     $500

Established by the family in memoriam, this scholarship honors students seeking employment in any of the industrial “hard” trades. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is interested in attending community college, vocational or tech school and plans to enter one of the trades, i.e., mechanics, construction, plumbing, electrical, instrumentation, welding and/or any “hard” trade. 

2019 Recipient: Brenna Ball

Huntington Promise     $500

Established by the staff of Huntington Junior High (now Huntington Middle School) to recognize 8th grade students in jeopardy of not receiving a high school diploma. It was the "staff's promise" to award them a scholarship upon receiving their diploma.

2019 Recipients: James Duffin and Harleigh Harrington

© KELSOKIDZ 2020

Call us:

360 501-1835

Email us:

kelsokidz@gmail.com

Find us at:

Kelso High School