Congratulations to the 2022 recipients of WC Wally Ohlfs Scholarships.
Hometown: Graham, WA
Brandon is headed to Seattle University to pursue nursing. With a nursing degree, he hopes to create programs that would better support vulnerable populations. Brandon spent his high school years in Key Club, cross-country, student government and more. He volunteered with the Agape project, providing local migrant worker populations food, clothing and basic services.
Hometown: Longview, WA
Andrew will begin his first year at Notre Dame this fall to study engineering. He has big dreams of helping solve the world’s problems through practical applications, such as transportation infrastructure and housing solutions. Andrew is a student tutor, and is the president of the Rotary Interact Club.
Hometown: Eatonville, WA
Andrea will be a Senior at BYU this fall pursuing a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. Andrea has volunteered providing COVID relief in her community, and has taught English in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Hometown: Kelso, WA
Zoie will be a sophomore at WSU Vancouver this fall, pursuing her goals of becoming a CPA. She hopes to help future generations of Cowlitz County residents with financial guidance and leadership. She organized several clothing and toiletry drives in her community during the pandemic.
Hometown: Rainier, OR
Emma will be returning to her Biology studies as a junior at George Fox University. Emma would like to bring people together to work towards sustainability and give a voice to populations that are typically left out of scientific discussions. You’ll find Emma volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and with kids at her church.
Hometown: Silverlake, WA
Clara will be attending California Polytechnic State University this fall. She plans to pursue a degree in computer engineering and eventually a master’s degree in in artificial intelligence and linguistics. Clara has worked in her community helping the homeless population with laundry, food and basic needs.
Brenda Godfrey/Jack Elms Scholarship Winner
This fall, Erin will be attending BYU, J. Reuben Clark Law School to pursue a career in international law and work in the field of international human rights. Erin has a passion for community service, and has given time helping out in the Student Affairs Office, takes meal shifts at the homeless shelter, and is an advocate for women. She spent a year in Beijing, China as a research assistant with UN Women. Most recently, Erin volunteered with the Utah State Bar to represent and provide legal assistance to vulnerable populations.