Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship

The Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship was established in 2017 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. This scholarship will be awarded based on a 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. Please visit our main scholarship page for eligibility information and how to apply.

“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

2017 Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship Recipient:

Civility & Social Responsibility Scholarship (2017)

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

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.


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