2019 Scholarship Recipients


David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF) Scholarship

Tam Danh - $1500
Milki Mohammed - $1500

Tam Dahn, DDEF Scholarship Recipient; Beverly Fischer, DDEF President

Tam Dahn, DDEF Scholarship Recipient; Beverly Fischer, DDEF President

Milki Mohammed, DDEF Scholarship Recipient; Beverly Fischer, DDEF President

Milki Mohammed, DDEF Scholarship Recipient; Beverly Fischer, DDEF President

Moore/Parker Family Scholarship

Amar Abs - $500 

Beverly Fischer, DDEF President; Amar Abs, Moore & Parker Family Scholarship Recipient

Beverly Fischer, DDEF President; Amar Abs, Moore & Parker Family Scholarship Recipient


Jean Bruck Scholarship

Khadija Gedi - $500
Milki Mohammed - $500

DDEF & Fir Ridge Moore Parker Scholarship

Chantelle Voss - $1500
Asher Grey Smith - $500

DDEF Counselor's Choice Scholarship

Maryam Mohammed Kabir - $1500


Christopher Family Scholarship

Kevin Bui - $1,000

Frieda Christopher and Kevin Bui, Christopher Family Scholarship Recipient

Frieda Christopher and Kevin Bui, Christopher Family Scholarship Recipient

Ralph Howlett Music Scholarship

Reinaldo Martinez-Marcos - $1500

Reinaldo Martinez-Marcos, Howlett Scholarship Recipient and Beverly Fischer, DDEF President

Reinaldo Martinez-Marcos, Howlett Scholarship Recipient and Beverly Fischer, DDEF President

Donald E. Harrel Scholarship

Naima Duale - $500


Horner Performing Artist Scholarship

Naomi Southard - $1000


Walter E Dillon Scholarship

Lisa Tsang - $500 


Scholarship Recipient News


We received an update from Wynne Chen, our 2018 Howlett Scholarship winner, telling us about her first year of college.  She attended Cornell University in New York during 2018-2019.  Here’s her news:

“I am currently majoring in Nutritional Sciences on the registered dietitian track and am thinking of minoring in computer science. I am happy to say that I have handled the work load pretty well and ended the year with a 3.9 GPA! The computer your scholarship funded has been such a life saver. There were days when it is negative 30 outside and snowing so hard and luckily I didn’t have to trek to the library. I’ve also been able to be more productive during small pockets of time because I can just pull out my laptop to do work between classes.

“…I am so glad I could keep playing trombone as a member of the Big Red Marching Band and Cornell University Wind Symphony! As you know, band was a huge part of my high school life and I’m fortunate enough to be able to continue playing music in college. I love the movie nights, video game nights, and socials that both bands host where I can unwind and take a break from the rigorous academics. It has also given me a community I can rely on away from home.

“…I can’t believe that my first year of college is over! I’ll admit that the midterm averages are scarily low, finals week is definitely not fun, and being so far from home is hard, but I think I’ve grown so much this first year. I can’t wait for the next three years where I hope to keep making new friends, get involved in research, and hopefully study abroad somewhere in Europe my junior/senior year. Thank you again for helping me in the money department so that I can succeed academically and get the best Cornell experience!”


We always enjoy hearing from our scholarship recipients and their plans for the future! Following are notes from our 2019 scholarship winners.

Howard F Horner Performing Arts Scholarship

Thank you so much for your generous donation regarding the Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Scholarship! I am very excited to attend Pacific Lutheran University as a performance major and this scholarship will help my journey through college.

Thank you, Naomi Southard


To The David Douglas Educational Foundation, I am so grateful and honored to be the recipient of the DDEF scholarship this year.

This fall, I will be attending the University of Oregon as a Human Physiology major. I am so so excited to begin this next chapter of my life.

Thank you very much for your generosity and contribution to my future.

Sincerely, Tam Danh


2018 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