OSEA Awards $28,250 in Scholarships in 2019

As education employees, OSEA members believe in supporting learning. We are proud to offer scholarships and grants to OSEA members and their families to help them reach their education goals! Please join us in congratulating our 2019 scholarship recipients. For more information about OSEA scholarships, or to apply.

Lou Gerber Scholarship Recipients

Mindi Childress
Beaverton Chapter 48
“With hard work comes great rewards. I… graduate[d] in August 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana State University. My goal for the future is to continue on in my education for a Master’s degree in nursing.”

Yara Coblenz
North Santiam Chapter 122

Fredy Correa Aguilar
Reynolds Chapter 37

“I am very grateful to receive the OSEA Lou Gerber Scholarship… I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I am hopeful that in just a little over one year, I will be the first in my family to attend and graduate from college.”

Danielle Eversole
Mt. Hood Community College Head Start Chapter 603

“This will help me reach my educational goal, to get a Master’s Degree in Social Work… All of the hurdles I have faced have brought me to where I am today and made me stronger. I have more drive to help others.”

Nikita Hess
Beaverton Chapter 48

Mary Hofer
Bend-La Pine Chapter 6

Kimberly Isaacson
LaGrande Chapter 24

Wyndee King
Bend-La Pine Chapter 6

“Wyndee is… completing a master’s in Education as well as pursuing a certification as a Deafblind Intervener. Wyndee has a passion for using whatever knowledge and talent she has to improve the lives of those around her.”

Julie Powers
Gervais Chapter 135

“Thank you so much for the honor of this scholarship. I am working toward a degree as an academic counselor. I sincerely enjoy working with students and having positive interactions on a daily basis, but I would like to be able to help shape the next generation”

Guy Davis Scholarship Recipients

Mollie Bach
Sponsor: Barry Bach, Medford Chapter 15

“I will be attending both Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College, where I will major in psychology and minor in animal science. I hope to achieve a PhD and open my own private practice.”

Matt Hill
Sponsor: Cari Hill, Springfield Chapter 4

“I can’t begin to thank you enough for your generosity! I know that with your help, I will be able to truly do my best as I move forward in my education, and move toward my goal of helping others the same way.”

Alisha Isabell
Sponsor: Christine Isabell, Sweet Home Chapter 3

Jennah Morris
Sponsor: Wendy Morris, Canby Chapter 105

“Jennah Morris… plans to attend George Fox University in the fall with a major in nursing. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and spending time with friends.”

Rachel O’Ryan
Sponsor: Aimee Richard, Bend-La Pine Chapter 6

Hope Prozanski
Sponsor: Donald Prozanski, Nyssa Chapter 82

“In high school I earned an honor diploma and 40 college credits from Treasure Valley Community College. My plans are to finish my AA degree at TVCC [and] transfer to Washington State University to obtain my degree in Veterinary Medicine.”

Ellie Younger
Sponsor: Dawn Kimball, Beaverton Chapter 48

“Ellie has her lovely librarian mom to thank for helping her discover an intense passion for literature, as well as the joy in helping people… Ellie will attend University of Michigan – Ann Arbor to study nursing.”

Past Presidents Scholar

Maycie Mitsch
Sponsor: Melissa Mitsch, Bend-La Pine Chapter 6

“I was born and raised in Bend, Oregon. I am graduating from Bend Senior High School with an honors diploma and a 4.12 weighted grade point average… I will be attending University of California, Davis.”

John Brown Scholarship Recipient

Katie Hubbard
Sponsor: Jodi Hubbard, West Linn-Wilsonville Chapter 102

“I am a senior at George Fox University and working to obtain my CPA license in accounting. Currently I am working as an Intern Accounting Specialist for Stoller Wine Group.”

Kathy Melzer Mini- Grant Winners

Brandi Anderson
Eugene Chapter 1

Leslie Arcularius
Lake County Chapter 58

Maria Mendoza Barragan
NW Regional ESD Chapter 101

Amanda Bennett
Beaverton Chapter 48

Brenda Bianchi
Eugene Chapter 1

Carla Carter
Three Rivers Chapter 22

Yara Coblenz
North Santiam Chapter 122

Christi Dunham
Lake Oswego Chapter 12

Rosanna Endicott
Crook County 85

Lonna Engle
Phoenix-Talent Chapter 96

Michele Gutierrez
Clatsop Community College
Chapter 154

JJ Johansson
Eugene Chapter 1

Edward McCann
Corvallis Chapter 2

Kristin Montgomery
Gresham Barlow Chapter 8

Candy Moore
Gladstone Chapter 66

Rose Passione
Rogue Community College Chapter 152

Becky Prevett
Amity Chapter 144

Brandi White
La Grande Chapter 24

Jeremiah Whited
Madras Chapter 54

Anjee Young-Witnah
La Grande Chapter 24