Howard Kelleher Memorial

Each year MERIT Resource Services offers two (2) $1,000 scholarships to Yakima Valley  high school seniors that are planning to attend college or trade school after high school. This year, for 2018, we are again adding a third $1,000 scholarship for students in Kittitas County as well as a fourth $1,000 scholarship for students in Benton and Franklin Counties.. The Scholarship is in memory of Howard Kelleher who passed away in 2005 at the age of ninety-eight. Howard was a long time recovering alcoholic who tried to help others get sober. He was one of the original founders of MERIT Resource Services as well as a founder of Sundown M Ranch and Triumph Treatment Services.


2017 Howard Kelleher Scholarship Winners:

Tamzen Shissler - Ellensburg High School

Emilee Maldonado - Sunnyside High School

Emma Anaya - Prosser High School


2016 Howard Kelleher Scholarship Winners:


Joanna Compo- Mt Adams High School

Katelyn Bramstedt - Ellensburg High School

Katrina Johnson - Toppenish High School



2015 Howard Kelleher Scholarship Winners:

Brinnley Ashton - Prosser High School

Micaella Contreras - Toppenish High School

Rachele Barker - Ellensburg High School


2014 Howard Kelleher Scholarship Winners:

Kathleen Burnett - Prosser High School

Eugene Bell - Zillah High School


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2018 Letter

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