Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship

Civility & Social Responsibility Scholarship (2017)

Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship: Bryanna Bui pictured with Carlyn Hove Roedell and Robyn Hove Layng

New in 2017, the Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship was established by retired teacher Carlyn Hove Roedell and her sister Robyn Hove Layng to help a student who is committed to demonstrating and improving civility and social responsibility in our society.

2017 Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship Recipient:

Bryanna Bui, Mount Rainier High School
Bryanna plans to attend the University of Washington Bothell this fall to study either education or communications. While still unsure of a specific career, she would like to work either for a government department, public relations firm, human resources department, community or volunteer organization or school.  Bryanna has been on Mount Rainier’s Honor Roll all four years. She is President of the Mindfulness Committee and has volunteered at Mary’s Place White Center Homeless Shelter. She is also secretary of the Scholarship Club.


New in 2017, the Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship was established by retired teacher Carlyn Hove Roedell and her sister Robyn Hove Layng to help a student who is committed to demonstrating and improving civility and social responsibility in our society.

“We started this scholarship to help a student who is committed to demonstrating and improving civility and social responsibility in our society.  We want this scholarship to help a student who displays and promotes polite behavior and who actively pursues ways to make their community/country a better place. Call it social responsibility, social justice, stewardship, promoting the common good, doing the right thing for others; we want this scholarship recipient to go on to college and a career where they will continue to value and implement these ideals.” ~ Carlyn Roedell

Details & Eligibility

The Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship will be awarded based on student’s commitment to civility and social responsibility; writing skills, academic achievement, financial need; leadership skills; extent of community involvement; achievements in particular fields; and work history.

One (1) $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student in Highline Public Schools pursuing a 2 or 4-year education. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipient during their first year of study.

  • Students must graduate from Highline Public Schools, by 6/30/17
  • Families must live in the Highline Public School District service area
  • 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
  • Two (2) 500-word essays answering the following questions: Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again? – AND – How do you hope to promote civility and social responsibility in college and career?
  • High school records – Your transcript and SAT scores
  • 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 “Please describe how you have seen this student demonstrate civility and social responsibility.

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 Carlyn Hove Roedell and Robyn Hove Layng for their generous partnership, which makes this scholarship award possible!