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Scholarship Foundation

Seattle King County REALTORS® First Citizen Scholarship Awards are presented in honor of the many contributions made by REALTORS® and their families to the growth, health, and betterment of our communities, as exemplified by the recipients of the Seattle First Citizen Award.

students have received scholarships since the Foundation's beginning in 1999
has been distributed to qualified applicants since the Foundation's beginning in 1999

Apply for a First Citizen Scholarship

Applications are open to REALTOR® and Affiliate members of Seattle King County REALTORS (SKCR) in good standing. i.e. continuous and paid membership for a minimum of one year preceding the application deadline of April 1. Also eligible are the children, foster-children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of SKCR members in good standing.

All applicants must:

  1. Be high school graduates or in some other manner establish eligibility for the course of study or training to be pursued;
  2. Meet admission requirements of the university, college, school or educational program selected;
  3. Follow a program that leads to a degree, certification, or professionally recognized program for self-improvement. For SKCR member applicants, the program must be real estate related;
  4. Manifest qualities of character, loyalty, good citizenship, academic achievement, leadership and self-reliance and exhibit exemplary standards of personal conduct;
  5. Be willing to submit to a personal interview if requested by the SKCSF Board of Directors.

Supporting documentation shall include:

  • A transcript (if applicable) from any university, college, school or educational program attended within five (5) years immediately preceding the date of the application;
  • A typed, one-page resume highlighting the applicant’s academic, leadership, volunteer and community service activities;
  • A typed, one-page essay on the following topic: ”Describe your past and present involvement with volunteer and community service activities and how you plan to use the scholarship. Describe how you personally have contributed to the betterment of your community”. Scholarship award decisions will be weighted toward demonstrated volunteer and community service activities.
  • Three letters of recommendation from unrelated persons qualified to attest as to the character, reliability, scholarship, academic achievement, and any other relevant attributes of the applicant.

The Seattle First Citizen Scholarship Foundation Board only accepts scholarship applications that are submitted through the online platform. Mailed applications are not considered.

Questions? Contact Val Taylor at or call (425) 974-1014.


A Little History

In 1997, Stanley O. McNaughton of PEMCO Insurance provided an initial investment to help create the Seattle First Citizen Scholarship Foundation. He did this to acknowledge the work of REALTORS® in establishing the Seattle King County First Citizen Award honoring leadership and community service. Since that beginning, the Foundation has focused on awarding scholarships to young people who display that spirit of community service. The program has grown over the years to offer scholarships to SKCR REALTOR® and Affiliate members, their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Awards shall be for a maximum of $5,000 per year, per recipient. The number and amount of the awards shall be determined annually by the SFCSF Board of Directors, based upon the contributions received in any given year. SFCSF is a 501C(3) charitable corporation, so your contributions are tax deductible.
The SFCSF Board of Directors will review all applications and select the winners. Winners will be formally announced at the annual First Citizen Awards Banquet.
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Top 2024 Scholarship Named to Honor Dahni Malgarini-Logar

2024's top scholarship award will be given in honor of Dahni Malgarini-Logar, 2023 President-Elect, who passed away in February 2023. Awarded REALTOR® of the Year in 2022, Dahni was a devoted volunteer, serving on the Boards of SKCR, WR, and NAR, on several committees, and as an RPAC Trustee. The Dahni Malgarini-Logar Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant that shows the drive and enthusiasm for service that Dahni exhibited.

Congratulations to our 2024 scholarship recipients!

2024 High School Recipients
RecipientSponsored bySponsor Firm
Ranit BhamraRaman P BhamraJohn L Scott Real Estate
Chloe BritschgiAshley BritschgiJohn L Scott Lake Tapps
Hudson DavisDeborah YoungWindermere Real Estate Midtown
Tianna EddyRodolfo Hernandez McIntyreKeller Williams Burien
Amelie FleuryClaudine FleuryLake & Company Real Estate
Willa (Ollie) GuidottiTony GuidottiWindermere - Bellevue
Antonia Kwan*Janice KwanKeller Williams Bellevue
Tennyson LeibyJohn LeibyAllison James Estates & Homes
Sasha MarithDararith MarithWindermere RE/PSR Inc
Marina O'ConnellTom O'ConnellJohn L Scott Lake Tapps
Sonia SidhuKristi JohnsonWindermere - Sand Point
Dominic SkallyChristina SkallyWindermere Bellevue Commons
Miles ZanerClaire ZanerLake & Company Real Estate
2024 College Recipients
RecipientSponsored bySponsor Firm
Shaye AgnewAnnie AgnewWindermere – Issaquah
Cole BlacksmithHeather BlacksmithLake & Company Real Estate
Alexa CrosbyTiffany CrosbyRE/MAX All City
Kyah EastonShane Rossow-BelenkyEnsemble
Jaedy Anne EdralinJustin Jude EdralinCOMPASS
Reyelle FrazierRebecca FrazierCOMPASS
Nazanin HassanzadehPoneh ShafaianfardKeller Williams Bellevue
Guy KalachIris KalachCOMPASS
Sophie KnoxAllison RosandichColdwell Banker Bain
Kasimir LovricBeverly ReadWindermere - Northlake
Dinato LuzDinato V LuzBerkshire Hathaway Homeservice
Ella Mei MatiasBetsy MatiasWindermere - Bellevue South
Tyler NorthHeidi NorthKeller Williams Puget Sound
Dustin PongMary PongCOMPASS
Ava SchuldtMelissa SchuldtRE/MAX Integrity
Adam WalterDebbie WalterRE/MAX Northwest - Kirkland
*Recipient of the 2024 Dahni Malgarini-Logar Memorial Scholarship
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