$43,000 in Scholarships awarded to 2020 applicants – top honor is Van Anderson Scholarship

The Seattle First Citizen Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors is excited to announce that thanks to member generosity, 28 out of 63 applicants this year will receive scholarship funding. Scholarships are awarded to high school and college applicants who demonstrate a commitment to community service.

“We had some very highly qualified and deserving applicants this year. Our goal is to fund at least 30% of the applications each year and this year we were able to fund 45%, for a total of $43,000 in awards,” said Foundation Chair and Board Director Sharon O’Mahony. “The Foundation exists to help Seattle King County REALTORS® members and their families have access to great educational opportunities, and we want to thank all the members who contributed to the Foundation.”

Long-time member and past President Van Anderson

This year, the Scholarship Foundation is naming a scholarship for long-time member and past President Van Anderson. The high school application chosen by the Foundation to receive the Evangeline “Van” Anderson $5000.00 scholarship is Bellevue High School senior Rachel Park.

“I am overwhelmed by this huge honor,” said Van, upon learning of the named scholarship. “I am in my 84th day of quarantine and only 3 brief glimpses of the outside of my apartment in that time. I have no words to thank the Foundation for doing this in my name. I have tried through the years to mentor young REALTORS® and could not be more proud to have this in my name. Thank you.”

In the past, the Foundation has recognized Board member Peter Freet and real estate attorney John Demco with special named scholarships.

The chief fundraising event for the Scholarship Foundation is the annual Battle of Barristers, which has been postponed because of Washington’s “stay at home” order. The future date and location of the Battle will be announced later this year.


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Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship recipients!

Recipient Sponsored by Sponsor Firm
Bryant William Allen Gretchen Allen RE/MAX Northwest REALTORS®
Ashley Auld Timothy Auld John L. Scott
Peyton Bergevin Kim Klingenberg Keller Williams Eastside
Zachary Chew Gerald Chew Coldwell Banker Bain
Richlyn Colli Lynn Sanborn Windermere Real Estate | Yarrow Bay
Audrey Craig Steve Craig John L. Scott – Bellevue
Laina Delgado JennyDyk Coldwell Banker Bain
Tessa Galindo Joe Galindo Coldwell Banker Bain
Jordyn Garrett Tanya Franzen-Garrett Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty
Lorien Grace Geiger Wallace Grant Geiger Coldwell Banker Danforth
Anna Hamell Al Orwiler RE/MAX Integrity
Emily Hardwick Sarah “Sally” Hardwick Windermere Wall Street Group
Virginia Herbord Paul Herbord RE/MAX Metro Realty
Claire Hyun Christina Hyun John L. Scott
Chloe Knox Allison Rosandich Coldwell Banker Bain
Matthew Loutsis Jessica Loutsis RE/MAX Northwest REALTORS®
Tiffany Low Agnes Chan Prime Metropolis Properties
Alyssa McCarron-Thompson Gayle Sammons John L. Scott – West Seattle
Faith McClendon Marty McClendon Redfin
Lauren McKiernan Douglas McKiernan Windermere Real Estate
Rachel Park* Young-Jin (David) Park Windermere Real Estate
Alana Robon Daphna Robon Choice Gallery Homes
Caroline Sanders Brent Sanders Windermere RE Seattle | Ballard
Gavin Tampa Sandi Tampa Windermere Real Estate
Alana Tomlinson Audrey Tomlinson Jason Mitchell Real Estate Washington LLC
Alexandra Walter Debbie Walter RE/MAX Northwest REALTORS®
Simon Wolf Peter Wolf Windermere Real Estate Wall Street
Alexandria Woolery Melissa Lawson Emerald Real Estate Group

*Received the Evangeline “Van” Anderson $5000.00 scholarship