2019 Scholarship Winners

Watch out world, bright futures ahead!

We received many incredible applications and are grateful to everyone who took the time to share their accomplishments and goals with us - we admire you all. Our selected scholarship winners stood out for their incredible commitment to both their own personal growth, as well as our community's. 

Without further ado, help us congratulate our amazing scholarship winners!

Maggie Bailey

College attending: Carroll College
Field of study: Biochemistry

What does a college education mean to you? 

A college education gives me opportunity - the opportunity to show what I can do and achieve. This will be the first time where I am independent to experience the goodness and hardships in life and accomplish my goal of becoming a pediatric oral surgeon to specializing in cleft palate repair. 

Upon hearing that you won the scholarship, who did you tell first?

I was at FFA state at WSU when I received the exciting news, so the first people to find out about me winning was my FFA advisor and my FFA chapter members.  I couldn't contain my excitement!  I then immediately contacted my parents!

What is your favorite local charity?

I have two favorite local charities, Camp Fire and the Chase Youth Commission.  I have been a member of Camp Fire since the age of 3 and this is where I found my love for giving back to our community.  I admire the Chase Youth Commission for recognizing youth in Spokane that are doing extraordinary things and I have been fortunate to be a member of this organization for five years.  Without these two organizations, I would not be where I am today.

What is your favorite place to visit?

I have been blessed and able to travel quite a bit in my youth thanks to my parents. My favorite place I have visited is Iceland!  It was such a beautiful country that is rich in unique cultures.

Sophia Nixon

College attending: City University of Seattle
Field of study: Human Services

Upon hearing that you won the scholarship, who did you tell first?

I told my immediate family who has been supporting me on my journey every step of the way. Special Thanks to my husband Terrance and our wonderful and beautiful children Saiaujah, Zion, Irene and Elijah. I would not have made it this far without you.

What is your favorite local charity?

My favorite local charity is the one that my husband and I are orchestrating called Revive Community Services. This is a new 501c3 non-profit organization looking to serve individuals and families in the community by providing them with food, hygiene products, clothing and marital counseling. We are looking to grow and offer additional services such as educational, financial management.

What is your favorite meal?

I absolutely love any meal that has seafood and steak, but my favorite dish is fettuccine alfredo.

Are you a morning person or night owl?

I must say that I am both a morning person and a night owl.  I like to exercise and go out shopping early in the mornings and I love to stay awake all night and watch my movies.

Nicholas Haynie

College attending: University of Washington
Field of study: Business Administration

What does a college education mean to you?

A college education means that I will be better equipped to achieve my goal of becoming a business professional. 

What is your favorite local charity?

Washington Basset Rescue, an organization that provides adoption and foster care services for basset hounds. Both of our dogs were adopted from this organization. 

What is your favorite movie?

Back to the Future.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Mostly a night owl, but it depends on the day!


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