For a twelfth consecutive year a group of Tualatin Historical Society members will sponsor a $3000 scholarship for a qualified Tualatin High senior who plans to attend an Oregon College or University this fall. We are very proud of our previous winners and the difference that the scholarship has made in their lives. Our first recipient, Nathan Andrews, who received the 2011 award, graduated from medical school and is now in family practice. The 2017 winner, Sharona Shnayder, lives in Israel and is the leader of Tuesdays for Trash, an environmental cleanup company which is active in 23 countries. These examples show what a financial boost can do for a student. The Jack Broome Scholarship is named in honor of Jack Broome, who was the early leader of the program. Jack had received a scholarship through the G.I. Bill in 1945 after his WW2 service and felt the Historical Society could help students in Tualatin.
If you know a Tualatin High School senior going to an Oregon college or university in the fall, have them talk with their counselor for information on how to apply. Applications are due May 15.
We are always looking for additional people to help us grow this program by donating funds, as well as encouraging students to apply for the award. You will find that giving to this effort to help future generations will put a smile on your face knowing you are making a difference.
Committee members are: Gerry Brosy, Kay Gooding, Rochelle Martinazzi, Diane Swientek, Chris Tunstall, and Norm Parker.
To donate or find out more about the scholarship, contact the Tualatin Historical Society at www.tualatinhistory.org or 503-885-1926.