*Editor’s note: Recipients and their hometowns are listed below, under each award.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Washington State University Vancouver awarded 71 scholarships for the 2002-2003 academic year at its second annual scholarship luncheon Sept. 20.

The luncheon provides an opportunity for scholarship donors to meet student recipients and hear a student speak on how the scholarships provided him assistance.

The scholarships are supported by private gifts to WSU Vancouver from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations. Individual awards range from $200-$5,000.

When the Vancouver campus was established in 1989, scholarship support was $500. Today, support is more than $1.6 million in annual and endowed scholarship funds.

“The scholarship program at WSU Vancouver has grown tremendously,” said Hal Dengerink, campus executive officer and dean. “Thanks to the continued support of community donors, we are able to help a growing number of students finance their education.”

This year the Harold F. and Beatrice A. Boutwell Endowed Scholarship helped 20 WSU Vancouver students. It is supported by a $415,000 bequest from the estate of Harold Boutwell of Ridgefield. Boutwell established the endowed scholarship in 1999 with a $100,000 gift. Having never attended college, Boutwell wanted to provide financial assistance to community members pursuing higher education.

Five students received a John Robert Brown Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to high-achieving students from Clark College and Lower Columbia College in Washington and Clackamas, Portland and Mt. Hood community colleges in Oregon.

For more information on WSU Vancouver scholarships, contact the Office of Campus Advancement at (360) 546-9600.

The 2002-2003 WSU Vancouver Scholarships

Major James Allan Scholarship (TROA)
Edward Omelina, Vancouver

American Association of University Women
Shannon Richards, Ridgefield

Harold F. & Beatrice A. Boutwell Endowed Scholarship
James Bodell, Vancouver; Omar Canaday, Battle Ground; Juanita Cook, La Center; Shannon Dirks, Sandy, Ore.; Briana Firestone, Ridgefield; Melissa Hittle, Vancouver; Larisa Hozan, Battle Ground; Liisa Jourdan, Centralia; Terrie Lucero, Vancouver; Alyssa Marlowe, Vancouver; Amber Nordby, Portland; Rachael O’Malley, Vancouver; Christopher Nye, Vancouver; Nathan Richmond, Vancouver; Marlena Schmit, Vancouver; Tamara Smith, Vancouver; Susan Tjahjadi, Vancouver; Beverly Tuominen, Vancouver; Janet Turner, Brush Prairie and Crystal Zander, Troutdale, Ore.

John Robert Brown Endowed Scholarship
Berednice Dominguez, Aloha, Ore.; Kathleen Dugas, Kelso; Elizabeth Houston, Vancouver and Summer Sayles, Estacada, Ore.

Brown-Neuberger Leadership Award
Omar Canaday, Battle Ground

Business Alumni Student Scholarship
Brandon Zarzana, Vancouver

Business Faculty and Staff Scholarship
Kathryn Hood, Kelso

Columbia Credit Union Scholarship
Katrina Silbernagel, Vancouver and Christoper White, Vancouver

Columbia Machine Scholarship
Everett Durst, Vancouver

Computer Science Scholarship
Paul Brinkmeyer, Battle Ground

Dupar Foundation Business Scholarship
Kelly Rohling, Washougal

Julie Ebreck Nursing Award
Mariya Surma, Vancouver

Luretta “Lou” Fairweather Memorial Scholarship
Kellia Brink, Vancouver and Misty Butler, Vancouver

Giving Tree Scholarship
Michelle Lampkin, Longview

Hidden Charitable Trust Scholarship
Isabel Azcarraga, Vancouver; Omar Canaday, Battle Ground; Candice Rieger, Battle Ground; Mae Roos, Vancouver; Steve Stalberger, Vancouver; Mariya Surma, Vancouver and Nissa Thibodeaux

Tom McKay and Lois M. Hougan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Eli Newton, Vancouver

Maxine McReynolds Kirmaier Memorial Scholarship
Laryn Dole, Washougal

Manufacturing Engineering Scholarship
Steve Czarnecki, Kelso

Shirley Mae Nelson Memorial Scholarship
Nanette Shubert, St. Helens, Ore.

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
Kelly DeRosier, Kelso

Public Affairs Student Scholarship
Kevin Healy, Vancouver

Riverview Community Bank Scholarships
Daniel Rogers, Vancouver and Angel Hayes, Kelso

Harvey A. Rubin and Gayle Dailey Rubin Endowed Scholarship
Caroline Ega, Amboy; David Howard Jr., Vancouver; Melissa Madore, Vancouver; Tasaday Turner, St. Helens, Ore.; Robin Shanafelt, Vancouver and Steve Stalberger, Vancouver

Glenn Terrell Endowed Business Scholarship
Jacob Hynning, Vancouver

Glenn Terrell Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Mariya Surma, Vancouver

E. Faye Volker and George W. Volker Endowed Scholarship
Emily Crockett, Vancouver; Kristy Filbin, Vancouver; Sara Hitchock, Vancouver; Amie Johnson, Vancouver; Jennifer Lule, Vancouver; Ursula Perkins, Vancouver; Angela Pritchard, Vancouver; and Keina Ritenburgh, Vancouver

Washington Society of CPA’s, Southwest Chapter Award
Kelli Konold, Vancouver

Women In Action Scholarship
Tammy Johnson, Vancouver