Council 2 COVID Response ScholarshipsCouncil 2 realizes that unique times call for unique actions. With the current COVID-19 pandemic and economic difficulties that have touched almost everyone who is a member of Council 2 and their families, the Union is awarding the following 62 additional dependent scholarships and 5 continuing education awards, for a total of $32,250:
$500 Dependent Scholarship Awards:
|First||Last||Member First||Member Last||Local||Sub||Local Name||Scholarship|
|Jacob||Bailey||Rachel||Brooks-Bailley||21||DC||King County District Court||$500|
|Jadie||Huynh||Jason||Huynh||21||M||City of Mercer Island||$500|
|Sarah||Kenny||Jim||Kenny||21||PA||City of Seattle Prosecuting Attorneys||$500|
|Elyssa||Minton||Sherry||Minton||21||DC||King County District Court||$500|
|Kaila||Red Bow||Stephen||Redbow||21||RD||City of Redmond||$500|
|Sierra||Red Bow||Stephen||Redbow||21||RD||City of Redmond||$500|
|Evan||Hibbing||Tanya||Funk||114||F||Bellingham Fire Dispatchers||$500|
|Alyssa||Bunten||Jennifer||Vasquez||120||City of Tacoma||$500|
|Kyle||Rowan||Troy||Rowan||120||Tacoma/Pierce Co. Health Dept.||$500|
|Brea||Wilson||Brenda||Wilson||120||Tacoma/Pierce Co. Health Dept.||$500|
|Alexandria||Miller||Amanda||Miller||176||SW||City of Sedro Woolley||$500|
|Jocelyn||Arguinzoni||Maria||Arguinzoni||270||City of Spokane||$500|
|Taryn||Irwin||Randy||Irwin||367||C||Pacific County Courthouse||$500|
|Georgia||Lavinder||Gary||Lavinder||367||Pacific County Roads||$500|
|Sofia||Lavinder||Gary||Lavinder||367||Pacific County Roads||$500|
|Hannah||Beierman||Scott||Brown||846||E||City of Ephrata||$500|
|Hannah||Flory||David||Flory||1122||City of Yakima||$500|
|Saeed||Sams||Riley||Sams||1135||W||Whitworth Water Dept.||$500|
|Jacob||Dunn||Martin||Dunn||1191||W||City of Walla Walla||$500|
|Emily||Boutain||Judy||Boutain||1254||CH||Lincoln County Court House||$500|
|Cody||Young||Linda||Young||1341||Lewis County Road Dept.||$500|
|Jolee||Sanford||Chad||Sanford||1476||City of Clarkston||$500|
|Braxton||Martin||Geary||Martin||1557||PW||City of Kelso||$500|
|Ethan||Cameron||Dave||Cameron||1619||City of Port Angeles||$500|
|Sophia||Amrine||Christine||Schmidt||1811||M||City of Mill Creek||$500|
|Chase||Gardner||C. Mike||Gardner||1811||A||Alderwood Water District||$500|
|Faith||Embler||Michael||Embler||1849||San Juan County||$500|
|Jaime||Cantwell||Stephanine||Cantwell||1857||King County Library System||$500|
|Justin||Cantwell||Stephanine||Cantwell||1857||King County Library System||$500|
|Emily||O'Brien||Maria||O'Brien||1857||King County Library System||$500|
|Rose||Schatz||Carol||Schatz||1857||King County Library System||$500|
|Demetrius||Dove||Tammi||Dove||1938||City of Lakewood||$500|
|Nathan||Hutson||Brian||Hinkle||1938||City of Lakewood||$500|
|Jason||Kuo||Tom||Kuo||2083||Seattle Public Library||$500|
|Brian||Nguyen||Theressa||Tran||2083||Seattle Public Library||$500|
|Susan||Nguyen||Theressa||Tran||2083||Seattle Public Library||$500|
|Neka||Ton||Lori||Ton||2083||Seattle Public Library||$500|
|Thai||Wichienwidhtaya||Nicole||Wichienwidhtaya||2083||Seattle Public Library||$500|
|Brandi||Kalmbach||John||Kalmbach||2170||City of Renton||$500|
|Kendra||Walmsley||Rhonda||heyden||2170||City of Renton||$500|
|Darrion||Brunelle||Amber||Horejsi||2617||City of Kent||$500|
|Zoe||Ihrke||Joel||Ihrke||2658||Kittitas County Appraisers||$500|
|Kaylee||Whatmore||Jeff||Whatmore||3517||City of Edmonds||$500|
|Trent||Suckut||Jennifer||Haynes-Suckut||3845||City of Bothell||$500|
|Cameron||Zundel||Gretchen||Zundel||3845||City of Bothell||$500|
$250 Continuing Education Awards:
|Recipient’s Name||Recipient is from Local|
|Grace Amundsen Barnkow||3830 City of Seatac|
|Lindsey Clegg||618 Thurston County|
|Erin Fosler||21I Issaquah School Bus Drivers|
|Teresa Ives||1308 Kitsap County|
|Lindsay Tebeck||1191W City of Walla Walla|
Photos of 2020 COVID Response Scholarship Winners
|Faith Embler||Noah Wootten||Jaime Cantwell|
|Chase Gardner||Shadrach Roundy||Sierra Red Bow|
|Adah Barenburg||Alyssa Bunten||Anna Knapp|
|Braxton Martin||Brea Wilson||Cameron Zundel|
|Cody Bemis||Darrion Brunelle||Elyssa Minton|
|Emily O'Brien||Eric Kletke||Ethan Cameron|
|Flynn Hibbs||Georgia Lavinder||Hannah Flory|
|Jacob Dunn||Jadie Huynh||Jason Kuo|
|Jocelyn Arguinzoni||Jolee Sanford||Joseph Isaac|
|Kaylee Whatmore||Kendra Walmsley||Kyle Rowan|
|Jocelyn Arguinzoni||Jolee Sanford||Joseph Isaac|
|Nathan Hutson||Neka Ton||Okeoma Okoro|
|Parker Vernier||Paul Vernier||Saeed Sams|
|Sarah Kenny||Sofia Lavinder||Sophia Amrine|
|Thai Wichienwidhtaya||Zoe Ihrke||Erin Fosler|
Thank You Notes - $500 Additional Scholarship Recipients
Thank you so much for awarding me a scholarship, every little bit helps.
Thank you again for your generosity, the honor to receive this. It is much appreciated!
Thank you so much for the honor to receive this. It is much appreciated!
Thank you for awarding me with this scholarship. Any help to relieve financial stress for school is always appreciated.
I am so grateful to the scholarship committee for granting me this generous gift towards my higher education, thank you so much!
Thank you so much for accepting me as a Union Scholarship Recipient.
Thanks so much,
Thank you very much for your time and consideration of your generous gift; I really appreciate it.
Thank you so much for supporting my college education and investing in my future.
I just want to express my gratitude for this scholarship! It means more than you know to me. It is a huge blessing! I am excited for the coming school year and all it holds.
Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will help me greatly in being successful through my senior year at UW Tacoma.
Thank you again,
Thank you for this opportunity.
Thank you so much for the scholarship. It will definitely help.
Thank you so much for awarding a scholarship to me.
Thank you so much for awarding me a $500 AFSCME scholarship. I am so excited and appreciative! I auditioned and was accepted into my dream school and I have a lot of money to raise, so this really helps a lot. Especially with the pandemic, it has been really hard to find a job right now to earn money toward school.
Thank you so much for the scholarship. All of you just made paying for college a little bit easier for me.
Thank you so much for the opportunity. It will not be wasted.
I just wanted to thank you for the gracious award. I would like to thank you very much for the opportunity.
Thank you for the extended scholarship opportunities. The $500 scholarship I received recently comes at a time that it really helps me out. I lost my academic scholarship when I took two years off to do service work. This scholarship helps get me back into school with a little less financial pressure.
I am very grateful to have received the AFSCME Council 2 $500 Scholarship Award and I would like to show my gratitude for your support.
I will be taking classes this year so I can get my AA and transfer to a 4-year college to become a sports broadcaster. I have always been big into football so calling games would be a dream. I currently work at Dairy Queen making minimum wage, so you have given me an incredible amount of help for paying for college.
Your scholarship will help me achieve my dreams and will help shape me into being the best version of myself that I can be. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the help you have given me.
I would like to express my gratitude towards the Council 2 Scholarship Committee. I am honored to have been selected to receive such an award. Thank you for your generosity as it gives me an opportunity to continue to pursue a post-secondary education with less difficulties.
I am a student at Washington State University and have certified in architecture in the School of Design and Construction. I have also been granted acceptance into the Master of Architecture program at Washington State University. I have registered for class for the fall of 2020 and will be in my fourth year. I will continue studying architecture with the plan to receive a Master’s in architecture.
At this time with continually rising tuition, I appreciate the fact that the Council 2 Scholarship Committee believes in me enough to honor me with this award. I hope to make everyone involved proud.
Jacob M. Dunn
Thank you for choosing me for this award, it will no doubt help me in the next upcoming school year. The money will go straight towards my tuition, books and other necessities that I will need for the 2020 school year. This is a big deal to me and my family for myself to be the first person in my family to go to college and I am so grateful that you have selected me. Thank you once again for believing in me to give me this scholarship, I will work hard and achieve my goals to finish school and hopefully be able to provide for my mom like she has done for me for so many years.
I greatly appreciate being awarded this scholarship.
We are extremely thankful for the generosity of the Council for recognizing the need to assist our pursuit of college during these difficult economic times of COVID19 for our family that experienced some layoffs during the beginning of the pandemic.
We felt fortunate to both have been hired this summer by Pacific County as frontline workers at our local County Courthouse. We monitored all entry into the courts and other onsite office department facilities. This week is our final week of Pacific County employment as we both prepare to resume our third year of college at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma on August 31st.
Sofia & Georgia Lavinder