Our Donors


Bruce Lee Foundation

This scholarship is established by the Bruce Lee Foundation in celebration of the life and legacy of Bruce Lee. Bruce attended Edison Technical School (which would later become Seattle Central College) prior to being accepted to the University of Washington.

The Bruce Lee Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sharing Bruce Lee’s message with the world and creating opportunities for people to apply that message as a personal call to action.

They envision a world where the actions of the Bruce Lee Foundation, inspire people to embrace their uniqueness and discover their limitless potential.


Chateau Ste. Michelle

John Sarich was a beloved and legendary member of the culinary community. He passed away on October 5th 2014 as Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Culinary Director. John spent the last three decades inspiring and educating people around the world with his passion for food and wine through his TV shows, cookbooks, and Chateau Ste. Michelle culinary events. To honor John’s remarkable life and legacy at Chateau Ste. Michelle, the Chateau established the John R. Sarich, Jr. Memorial Scholarship at the Seattle Culinary Academy to support future culinary professionals.


Dler Ismael Scholarship - Katherine & Jim McDermott

Dler Ismael graduated from Seattle Central in 2010 with an associate degree in Computer Science. Like many Seattle Central students, Dler did not have a linear path to college. At the age of 13, he was forced to join the peshmerga, the Kurdish military, to support his family, but he longed to return to school. After fourteen years, Dler was able to come to Seattle and find a place where he could learn, explore his interests, and realize his potential at Seattle Central.

During his time here, he served in student government, represented students on the Foundation’s board and worked in the IT department. After graduating, Dler transferred to Seattle University where he worked toward a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Tragically, despite Dler’s continued academic success, he committed suicide in 2012.


Family of Bruce McKenna

Bruce McKenna, who gave his life to teaching, died on October 9th, leaving behind his wife of 31 years, Janice McKenna, and thousands of former students, in whom he inspired a love of books and reading. He was 60 years old.

Raised in Boston, Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale and a doctorate in English and American Literature from Brandeis University. He taught at prestigious universities like MIT, but preferred teaching students who’d gotten fewer opportunities in life. He was a faculty member of Seattle Central College since 2004.


Fotheringham Family

Tommy Fotheringham was 23 years-old, spending a semester as an international student at Kwansei Gakuin University in Osaka, Japan. While living his dream of immersion in the culture, politics, economics, history, food, and language of Japan, his life was tragically cut short.

Julie Hungar

Julie Hungar

Donor, Julie Hungar, was formerly the vice chancellor of Education at the District, prior to that was faculty at Central. She help establish the Middle College in 1989. She started three scholarship funds at each college (North, Central, South) in 2008 ($10,000/each) in honor of her late husband, Gordon Hungar, who was a great supporter of the colleges.

Gordon was a naval officer, teacher, dentist, politician and family man. He was a math teacher and a coach at Mount Vernon and Lake Washington high schools, set up dental practices in Seattle and Mountlake Terrace and served on Lake Forest Park’s city council, planning commission and water district board.


Northwest Oracle Users Group (NWOUG)

The Northwest Oracle Users Group (NWOUG) serves the Pacific Northwest community who use Oracle Corporation products. Our goal is to provide education, facilitate networking and technical resources, and relay Oracle Corporation’s strategy and direction to application and database users.


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Rocha Family

The Rocha Family has created this scholarship to honor the memory of their granddaughter/niece, Kaylene Keller whose life was un-expectantly cut short in 2012. Kaylene, a North Bend, Washington resident, was a vibrant and creative young woman who had a dream of becoming a video game designer with a focus on character design and development. With this scholarship the Rocha Family hopes that other young women who share Kaylene’s passion can fulfill their dreams.


Seattle Rotary

At the Seattle Rotary we are a diverse club filled with professionals in the Seattle area. We have multiple committees who contribute to society in a variety of ways. For instance we have a business mentor program to help small businesses, an Arts committee to contribute to the Arts in the Seattle area.

Organization: http://www.seattlerotary.org

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The Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS)

The Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historic, antique and classic boats and provides education about their heritage.

From the time of its first official general meeting and board meeting of officers and directors on February 9, 1975, in Boston, the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) has been dedicated to bringing together people with a love of antique and classic boats and boating. This international organization currently has over 7,000 memberships.

The mission of ACBS is to promote the love and enjoyment of all aspects of classic boating. In furtherance of that goal, ACBS also provides scholarships to worthy students in approved programs seeking careers in the field of antique marine restoration and preservation. ACBS also acts as a central governing body for the classic boating hobby and our chapters.

The Leanora Boone Memorial Scholarship

The Leanora Boone Memorial Scholarship

Leanora Boone was a young woman who reached out to people in need. She could think of nothing more important than connecting with others, especially when no one else would. She hoped to make helping people her life’s work.

Leanora wasn’t able to reach that goal in her lifetime, but she would have been happy to know that she inspired others who also share that dream. The Leanora Boone Memorial Scholarship helps women enter a helping profession to become a force for change, kindness, and hope.