Each year the Pullman Education Foundation distributes scholarships to the Pullman High School graduating class. Many of these scholarships have been created as memorials to graduates of the Pullman School District. PEF works with the Pullman High School counseling office to distribute scholarship applications and choose award recipients.
These scholarships are presented at Senior Night, typically held in May of each year.
Applications for these scholarships can be found here and should be returned to the Counseling Office.
Mary PAZNOKAS SCHOLARSHIP $500
Endowed in 1999 to honor former PHS Math Teacher and Assistant Principal, Mary Paznokas, who died of a heart attack while vacationing in Hawaii. Given to a PHS senior who shows compassion for others and effort to improve scholarship.
CLASS OF 1956 SCHOLARSHIP $750
Created in 2002 by Cliffold Oldham, member of the Class of 1948, in memory of his brother, Darrell Oldham. This scholarship is given to a PHS senior attending WSU who shows enthusiasm and contributes to others wellbeing
CLASS OF 1948
Endowment established in 1998 at the 50th reunion of the Class of 1948 and initiated by Cliff Oldham. This long standing award is given to a PHS senior attending WSU who shows enthusiasm and contributes to the wellbeing of others.
CLASS OF 1960
PHS senior attending WSU who shows enthusiasm and contributes to others' wellbeing.
Created in memory of Ryan Brindamour, Pullman High School Class of 2013 and awarded to a PHS senior male attending WSU who participated in athletics.
Endowed in 1999 to honor Jessica Clark, the daughter of Bill and Stephanie Clark, who died in a car accident and was a 1997 PHS graduate. Given to a PHS senior female who participated in athletics, has a strong work ethic and compassion for others.
Established to honor the memory of Karin A. Myklebust who passed away in 2007 after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. This award supports a PHS senior female who participated in athletics, shows strong work ethic and compassion for others .
CHAPTER S PEO
The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international Philanthropic Educational Organization that promotes educational opportunities for women. Awarded to a PHS senior female who shows excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service and academics.
Established in 2007 in memory of Corrine Simasko who was taken by cancer in her senior year at Pullman High School. This scholarship aids a PHS senior who shows a love of learning and perseverance in face of adversity .
Created in 2018 from a donation in honor of Paul Sturm, former Pullman School District Superintendent and Marge Maxwell, teacher. This scholarship will be awarded to PHS senior pursuing a career in teaching.
Noah Stephen Francis Evermann Humanitarian
Established in 2017 in memory of Noah Evermann, PHS Class of 1999. This award will be given to a PHS senior who exemplifies kindness, compassion, loyalty and service.
2018 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Noah Stephen Francis Evermann Humanitarian Award $2500: Kameron Kinkade
Future Teacher $2000: Kaden Hildenbrand
Corinne Simasko $1900: Berklee Child
Chapter S PEO $1500: Jane Tang
Karin Myklebust $1000: Brianna Reyes
Jessica Clark $1000: Laura Shearer
Ryan Brindamour $1000: Jared Holstad
Class of 1960 $1000: Elizabeth Hwang
Class of 1948 $1000: Alyssa Bailey
Class of 1956 $750: Sara Moore
Mary Paznokas $500: Grace Teague