13th Year Scholarship

13th Year (2017)

2017 13th Year Scholarship (pictured from left to right) Tseyon Nurilegn, Christina Naydyuk, Habtamu Kabeto, Leslie Garcia-Bobadilla

New in 2017, this scholarship was established by Brad and Danielle Tilden to support students who might otherwise be unable to continue their education beyond high school. Four scholarships are being awarded based on financial need, academic merit, and achievement.

Christina Naydyuk, Academy of Citizenship & Empowerment and Highline College (Running Start)
Christina plans to attend the University of Washington this fall to study computer science. She has been actively involved in her high school through National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, Co-leader for Shine Bright at Midway Elementary, volunteer at Highline Hospital and as a tutor for AVID and core classes.

Habtamu Kabeto, Global Connections High School and Highline College (Running Start)
Habtamu plans to attend the University of Washington and study computer science and engineering. He participates in National Honor Society, Summer Search, Africa United Club (where he serves as President), Track & Field, and Cross Country. He is also a member of Medhane-Alem Evangelical Church where he is part of the leadership and fundraising committees as well as a member of the media and sound engineering team.

Leslie Garcia-Bobadilla, Health Sciences & Human Services High School
Leslie will attend Seattle University in the fall to study engineering. Numbers have always been important to her as she saw math and numbers as a universal language – especially with her father as math was the only subject her dad could understand and help her with. She is on the HS3 honor roll, has participated in varsity soccer, gymnastics, and cheerleading, and Upward Bound. She is also involved with National Honors Society, Key Club, and Asociación de Latinos en Acción y Servicio (ALAS).

Tseyon Nurilegn, Highline High School
Tseyon plans to attend the University of Washington to become a nurse practitioner. She is an honor student at Highline High School participating in National Honor Society. She has also participated in a research program run by Seattle Children’s Hospital focused on the impacts that social media has on people’s lives.  Tseyon has also participated in the achievers program through College Success Foundation, Link Crew at Highline High School, and is a volunteer/page for the Burien Public Library.


Leslie Garcia-Bobadilla with Danielle Tilden

Leslie Garcia-Bobadillam one of the 2017 13th Year Scholarship recipients, pictured with Danielle Tilden at the 2017 Gold Star Awards Breakfast

New in 2017, the 13th Year Scholarship was established by Brad and Danielle Tilden to support students who might otherwise be unable to continue their education beyond high school.

“We believe in the transformative power of education. Brad is a proud Highline alumni and we are both grateful for the opportunity to work with students and families in the Highline School District as they pursue their own dreams for education beyond high school.” ~ Brad and Danielle Tilden

Details & Eligibility

Four (4) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients during their first year of study at a four-year college or university, or a two-year community college, junior college or accredited trade school.

  • Students must graduate from Highline Public Schools, by 6/30/17
  • Families must live within the Highline Public School District service area
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student, enrolled in college level classes and to receive awarded scholarship money
  • Scholarship money will be paid directly to the college and may be used for tuition, fees or books
  • The Highline Schools Foundation will not pay scholarship money to schools outside the United States

Apply
Applications are available online beginning mid-January of each year. The timeline, including the deadline to apply, will be posted at the time the application is available online. Scholarship recipients are announced in the spring.

Applications are accepted online and processed by the Highline Schools Foundation. The information contained in your scholarship application will not be used for any purpose other than to process your application. Scholarship selection is made without regard to applicant’s race, color, national origin, religious belief, sex, marital status, age, or physical handicap.

As part of the application, you will be asked to provide:

  • Your personal contact information
  • One 500-word essay on one of the following topics: What has been your most enjoyable learning experience? What did you learn? Why was it enjoyable? – OR – Share an important experience that affected your life. How would you take that learning experience and apply it to your future education?
  • One Letter of Recommendation from an adult who has had a significant role in interacting with you in your extracurricular, community service, or leadership activities. Please ask this adult to answer the following question in their letter “What are the personal qualities that you have seen while working with this individual which demonstrates his/her leadership?”

Additional
Your scholarship money will be paid directly to the college and may be used for tuition, fees and books. The Highline Schools Foundation will not pay scholarship money to schools outside the United States.

Thank you to Brad and Danielle Tilden for their generous partnership, which makes this scholarship award possible!