The Alaska Airlines Scholarship is funded thanks to the generosity of Alaska Airlines, an important partner with Highline Schools Foundation. Started in 2014 as one (1) $5,000 scholarship awarded to one graduating student attending Highline Public Schools, Alaska Airlines increased the number of scholarships awarded in 2016 to four (4). The scholarship is based on financial need, academic merit, achievement, and the student’s future goals. Scholarships are awarded to the recipients during their first year of study at a 2 or 4-year institution.
2017 Alaska Airlines Scholarship Recipients:
Andrun Lowerre, Big Picture High School and Highline College (Running Start)
Andrun is passionate about the prosthetics industry. He plans to attend Western Washington University and then head to graduate school to receive a Master’s Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MPO). He hopes to one day be a pioneer in the human augmentation industry. Andrun has done multiple internships in college including at Absolute German Autowrecking, Foundry10, St. Vincent DePaul, and the Highline School District IT department.
Madison Hall-Lambert, Highline High School and Highline College (Running Start)
Madison plans to attend University of Washington in the fall. She plans to be an economics major with an emphasis in political science. Eventually, she hopes to become a corporate attorney. Madison is currently the Black Student Union President and has done internships at Ogden Murphy Wallace and Mendoza Law Center.
Sosna Woldermariam, Raisbeck Aviation High School and Highline College (Running Start)
Sosna plans to attend the University of Washington in the fall studying molecular biology as a pre-med student. As an immigrant from Ethopia, she has seen many people get sick and die of treatable diseases and illnesses. She wants to be the solution and change the living standard of the average citizen. Sosna has worked as an interpreter for the Museum of Flight, as a tutor for Gear Up, and as an active member of the Highline College Black Student Union.
Yasin Ali-Halane, Raisbeck Aviation High School
Yasin plans to attend the University of Washington where he received direct admission into Business Administration at the Foster School of Business. He hopes to study business and political science with a focus on international relations. He is currently ASB Vice President at Raisbeck as well as a cross country runner. Yasin is also the senior patrol leader with Boy Scout Troup 352, where he earned his Eagle Scout designation.
Thank you to Alaska Airlines for their generous partnership, which makes this scholarship award possible.