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H. Kelleher Scholarship

Merit Resource Services in Central Washington H. Kelleher Scholarship

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About the Scholarship

Each year, Merit Resource Services offers scholarships to Central Washington 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 in addition to the current two (2) scholarships to Yakima Valley. The scholarship is in memory of Howard Kelleher, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 98. 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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