2018 Scholarship Recipients


David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF) Scholarship

Abigail Alvarez - $1500
Ashtyn Darnell - $1500

DDEF Counselor's Choice Scholarship

Jaaron Penn-Ilarris - $1500

DDEF & Fir Ridge Moore Parker Scholarship

Sarah McCanna - $1500
Avery Hann - $500


Jean Bruck Scholarship

Morgan Henry - $500
Leonela Aceves-Martinez - $500

Walter E Dillon Scholarship

An Tran - $500 

Donald E. Harrel Scholarship

Elizabeth Vu - $500


Horner Performing Artist Scholarship

Sakari Selva - $1000

Ralph Howlett Music Scholarship

Wynne Chen - $1500

Scott Rasmussen Scholarship

Bedour Al Manea - $1000
Basam Al Manea - $1000


Moore & Parker Family Scholarship

Mwashiti Mongomba - $500 



Scholarship Recipient Correspondence


Scott Rasmussen Scholarship Recipient  

Scholarship committee members,

I would like to thank you for awarding me your scholarship!

     Your scholarship made me more excited about the opportunities for my future.  Growing up in Iraq, there was a very small chance that I would be able to earn a degree and reach my goals.  Every time I remember this, I work twice as hard.  Today, I am a person with a sense of purpose who chases and creates new opportunities.  With your scholarship, I will be able to pursue my educational goals, where I would be able to, one day, reflect the significant impacts I have made on my community members’ lives in a positive manner.

     Again, thank you so much for your scholarship because it will allow me to focus more on the most important aspect, my education.  I hope that you will continue to grant other students your scholarship because it will make their path of pursuing their education and reaching their goals more attainable.

Bedour Al Manea


Jean Bruck/AOMS Scholarship Recipient

Dear Donor of the Jean Bruck Scholarship,

I want to say thank you for honoring me with this scholarship.  This money will aid my family and myself in paying for my tuition tremendously.  I will be attending Pacific University in Forest Grove to study social work and Spanish while also running cross country.  Again, thank you for this scholarship, it means so much.

Morgan Henry

David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF) Scholarship Recipient

Dear DDEF,

 I am honored to be one of the recipients of the David Douglas Educational Foundation Scholarship.  Growing up in a less privileged community has not only offered financial and academic challenges, but has helped me realize the value of education.  I will be starting my undergraduate career as a freshman at the University of Oregon.  My plans at this stage are to complete a major in Journalism and a minor in Business.  I am hoping to graduate in 3 instead of 4 years with the help of my dual credit through Mt. Hood Community College, but none of my educational pursuits would be possible without the generous support from scholarship sponsors like your organization.

 Thank you for enabling this opportunity. 

Ashtyn Darnell

Howlett Scholarship Recipient

Hello Howlett family,

     First off, I want to thank you for supporting me on my college journey.  I am beyond humbled and honored to have been chosen for this scholarship.  I am Wynne Chen, an incoming freshman at Cornell University who plans to study nutritional sciences.  I love, love food and have always been interested about what goes on inside of our bodies after we eat. I hope to one day be a sports nutritionist who works with athletes or a community nutritionist who educates the public (especially kids) about healthy eating habits.

     I am grateful to have music to balance out all the heavy STEM courses.  My best experience in high school is definitely being part of the band program, as a drum major, a section leader, and a member.  Band has taught me how to be a leader, to work hard, work with others, to listen…but most importantly, I found my family at school in band. Therefore, joining band was a no-brainer for an Oregonian like me who is venturing alone to vast, foreign New York.  I cannot wait to play music with new people and become a part of another welcoming musical community.

     I know that I’ll have a blast and can even get a nice laptop using your scholarship for school. (My first one too!)  Thank you again for investing in me.

Wynne Chen


Walter E. Dillon Scholarship Recipient

Dear Donor,

I am writing to thank you for your generous $500 scholarship.  I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship.  I am a chemistry major with a biochemistry track at the University of San Francisco and plan on pursuing a career in biomedical research upon graduation.  Thanks to you, I am one step closer to my goal.  By awarding me with the Walter E. Dillon scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden, allowing me to focus on other matters as I prepare for the upcoming year.  Your generosity is an inspiration to myself and the David Douglas community.  Thank you again for all of your help.

An Tran

Donald E. Harrel Memorial Scholarship Recipient

It is an honor to be a recipient of the Donald E. Harrel Scholarship.  Your contribution will help further my education and help me become a more knowledgeable member of society.  I will use my education to best serve my community!

All the Best,
Elizabeth “Lisa” Vu