Fueling Dreams: $17,914 in Scholarships Awarded

The thirteen Deer Park High School scholarship recipients at the Shining Star Award Night.
Photo By Stacey Lewis

Deer Park Dollars for Scholars(DPDS) gives scholarships to local students. Seventeen exceptional graduating students from Deer Park School District were awarded this year. With a diverse range of scholarships available, DPDS supports students’ educational dreams.

Deer Park Dollars for Scholars (DPDS), founded in 2001, has actively supported local students in pursuing higher education. The organization is a chapter of Scholarship America; its dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to raise scholarship funds throughout the year. By providing financial assistance, Deer Park Dollars for Scholars empowers students to reach their educational goals, setting them on a path to success.

This year, scholarships amounting to $17,914 were presented to seventeen students. Thirteen students are from Deer Park High School, and four are from Deer Park’s Home Link. The recipients and their respective colleges of choice were announced during the Shining Star Awards night for Deer Park High School and presented at the Home Link Graduation ceremony.

Three of the four scholarship recipients from Deer Park Home Link School at the graduation ceremony left to right: Ryder Wolfe, Garrett Johnson, and Annika Janson.

2023 Scholarships Awarded:

Brooklyn Dryden
James T. Baker Scholarship $2,123 and Max Sanchez Memorial Scholarship $200
College Listed: Carroll College

Hannah Krantz
Thomas B. Baker Scholarship $2,123
College Listed: Eastern Oregon

Owen Varang
Beryl V. Baker Scholarship $2,123
College Listed: University of Washington

Makenzie Bates
The Good Neighbor Scholarship $1,000
College Listed: Brigham Young University

Aaron Harris
The Good Neighbor Scholarship $1,000, and Max Sanchez Memorial Scholarship $200
College Listed: Western Washington University

Layne Lathrop
Friends of the Deer Park Library $1,000
College Listed: University of Montana

 Ezekiel Cox
Friends of the Deer Park Library $1,000
College Listed: Spokane Community College

Paige Hamilton
Bonnie Remington Memorial Scholarship $500
College Listed: Whitworth University

Roberta Simonson
JT Memorial Scholarship $800
College Listed: Whitworth University

Annika Janson
HOPE Scholarship $1000
College Listed: Eastern Washington University

Emily Westerman
Deer Park Dollars for Scholars Hearts Fund Award $750
College Listed: Eastern Washington University

 Garrett Johnson
Horizon Credit Union $1,000
College Listed: Eastern Washington University

Johnathan Brooks
Deer Park Dollars for Scholars Hearts Fund Award $750
College Listed: Spokane Community College

Emilie Palmer
Horizon Credit Union $1,000
College Listed: Whitworth University

Holly Clark
Deer Park Dollars for Scholars Hearts Fund Award $750
College Listed: Boise State

Ryder Wolfe
Fay’s Busted Spur Memorial Scholarship $345
College Listed: Big Bend Community College

Cameron Baker
Bob-Mart Award $250
College Listed: Spokane Falls Community College

How Scholarships Are Awarded
Students can apply for local and national scholarships through the Deer Park Dollars For Scholars (DPDS) website at: deerpark.dollarsforscholars.org. Submitting an application is done online, and only one application is necessary to apply for all awards available. Seniors must apply by April to be considered.

Though seniors are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarships, the board ensures that rewards are evenly distributed by selecting a different student for each scholarship available and coordinating winners with other scholarships in the community that are not affiliated with DPDS.

Some collegiate partners of Dollars for Scholars will match awards for students. After an institution’s scholarships and loans are applied, each award will be factored in by financial aid from a student’s unmet need. An institution’s aid will not be replaced with awards given by DPDS so students don’t lose any money towards their school costs.

Volunteers and Donations Needed
DPDS is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising events, maintain the DPDS website, and solicit donations. Meetings are held once or twice a year.

Deer Park Dollars for Scholars welcomes contributions to their scholarship funds. By donating, individuals can directly impact the educational journeys of Deer Park graduating students. Any amount, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated. Those interested can donate online at: deerpark.dollarsforscholars.org or mail directly to:

Deer Park Dollars for Scholars
PO Box 1241
Deer Park, WA 99006.

For more information, to sponsor a specific scholarship, donate, or volunteer, please contact:

Stacey Lewis
Phone: 509-710-5459
Email: [email protected] 

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