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Leslie S. Wicks & Vernon H. Portin Endowed Scholarship

two young boysDr. Mark Wicks and Dr. Bradley Portin have established an endowed scholarship in memory of their fathers, two exceptional men who loved their families and believed in the power of education to enhance life and society.  Leslie Wicks and Vernon Portin, as part of "the Greatest Generation," served their country and community in many ways. 

While not pursuing college degrees themselves, they were tireless in supporting the further degree aspirations of their children - several of whom became life-long educators.  

Leslie Wicks and Vernon Portin never had a chance to meet, but shared rural roots, common values, gentle natures, and supporting those around them.  To honor them, this scholarship is established to support first generation university students in the field of education.  

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Hayley Hillson Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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Hayley Hillson embraced the challenge of being the first staff member of the new Education program.  Hayley was at the heart of the school’s work for
many years.  She was known for her brilliant navigation of University systems and had a gift for forging paths through the obstacles that students, faculty, and colleagues often encountered in their work studies and work.

We are thrilled to announce that a very generous donor has made an anonymous contribution to establish the Hayley Hillson Memorial Scholarship Endowment for the School of Educational Studies.  The donor was inspired to create the endowment in Hayley’s memory to lessen financial difficulties for students who share Hayley’s commitment to striving for excellence in support of others.  In addition, the donor has made this commitment with a request that we share the news of this endowment with those that were touched by Hayley during their time at UW Bothell in hope that you would be inspired to do the same. 

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Amelia M. Bowers Family Post Baccalaureate K8 Certification Endowed Scholarship

picture of Amelia talking to some friendsWith the support of Education Alumni and friends, the School of Educational Studies is pleased to announce an endowed scholarship in Amelia Bowers' name. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a post baccalaureate student in the K8 Teacher Certification Program at the UW Bothell.

Amelia made the students and their needs an absolute priority. She influenced every Education advisor, and many from other departments, modeling patience, thoughtfulness and deep concern for the students. Even as she retires, Mimi and her family have found a way to continue her mission to support future teachers.

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School of Educational Studies Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in teaching who exemplify promoting diversity or are committed to working in under served communities.

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School of Educational Studies Education Excellence Fund

The School of Educational Studies Education Excellence Fund is a discretionary fund to support activities not covered by tuition and state funding.

Our faculty are always looking for innovative ways to present new ideas and stimulate excellence in teaching.

This fund allows us to support these innovations and improve the connections between the School, our students and the community. Please join us in contributing to the continued growth and vibrancy of this program.

Support UW Bothell Education Excellence.

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