Scholarships

Congratulations to our 2021 recipients!

Student name: Jóhanna Karen Haraldsdóttir

Parents: Haraldur Gunnlaugsson og Erna Kristinsdóttir

Lives in: Kirkland, WA

High School: Lake Washington H.S.

GPA: 3.90

Ancestry: My family are all born and raised in Iceland and are club members. 

Special Honors and Academic Achievements: Made Dean’s at List Lake Washington Institute of Technology as part of Running Start program two years in a row.

ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in: Music (singing), soccer and weightlifting.

Community Service: Volunteered as Assistant to soccer coach.

Work experience: Domino’s Pizza summer of 2019.

FUTURE PLANS:

Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Educational goals: First, complete an AA degree in Health Sciences and then further my studies at either an American University or in Europe.

Long term career goals: Work in the medical field. 

Student name: Joseph Keller (Jed)

Mother: Krista Palmason Keller

Lives in: Shoreline, WA

High School: Shorewood H.S.

GPA: 3.42

Ancestry: My mother’s side (Palmason) goes back many generations. Mother and sister were both ICGS Princesses. 

Special Honors and Academic Achievements: Dean’s List my Senior year. 

ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in: Lettered in baseball and was team captain my senior year.

Community Service: Volunteered at my elementary school and also helped at various PTA events.

Work experience: Worked as camp counselor at Shoreline Recreation Center.

FUTURE PLANS:

Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Educational goals: I am pursuing a career in a trade. I want to become a welder.

Long term career goals: A career in the welding trade. 

Congratulations to our 2020 recipients!

Marcus Edward Thordarson, Renton WA

Parent/Grandparent: William Thordarson Ancestry: Great grandmother and aunt were both Icelandic princesses and great grandmother was originally from Iceland.
School: Hazen H.S. GPA: 3.0
Accomplishments: Soccer and Basketball
Community Service: 21 hours of young life and basketball camps
Work experience: Subway and QFC
College: Will attend W.S.U.
Educational goals: Graduate college with 3.0 or better with a business degree
Long term goals: I want to work for a big company doing marketing and one day open a business
of my own.

Malin Baldey Margeirsdottir, Mill Creek WA

Parents: Margeir Reynisson & Elin Baldursdottir
Ancestry: Born and raised in Iceland and all ancestors are Icelandic.

High School: Henry M. Jackson H.S. GPA: 3.9
Special Honors and Academic Achievements:

I got awarded for good attendance (98% or higher). Also Student of the Month for September my Senior year.
Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in:

I participated in choir all throughout my high school career, along with a bit of acting. I was also a part of link crew which is a club that offers
assistance to incoming freshman and new students to the school.
Work experience:

Did garden work for my community 8 th – 10 th grade. Also worked at a nursing home for the last year or so.
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend:

Currently attending Cascadia CC for my AA degree in integrated studies.
Educational goals:

In the future, I would like to get into the computer engineering program that the University of Washington has to offer and from there get my bachelor’s degree.
Long term career goals:

My career goal for the future is to become a computer engineer and work for a
big company like Microsoft or Amazon. Ultimately, I would love to work a job that will make a difference
in the world. I love helping people and strive to make the world a better place.

Hrafnkell Ísar Tjörvason, Redmond WA

Parents: Tjörvi Hrafnkelsson & Kristbjörg Jónasdóttir Ancestry: Born and raised in Iceland and all ancestors are Icelandic.
High School: Lake Washington High School GPA: 3.4
Special Honors and Academic Achievements: AP World History. Varsity letter soccer.
Extracurricular activities: Soccer.
Community Service: Community work through soccer team.
Work experience: Camp ground supervisor 2018 & 2019.
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Lake Washington
Institute of Technology.
Educational goals: Engineering degree.
Long term career goals: Helping people.

Gianna Kristine Morella, Sammamish WA

Grandparents: Gary & Susan Atwood. Ancestry: Mom and grandma are members. Grandma is 100% Icelandic.
High School: Kennedy Catholic H.S. GPA: 3.5
Special Honors and Academic Achievements: Honor Roll, college in the H.S. credits. Member of the
National Spanish Honors Society and V.P. of N.S.H.S. Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in: Gymnastics, leadership roles (leading school retreats), painting, Lacrosse and dance.
Community Service: New Orleans service trip with Habitat for Humanity. 6 years of community service
such as feeding the homeless with both my elementary and high schools.
Work experience: Administrative asst. and creative Brother’s landscape, asst paralegal at Bishop Law
(summer jobs).
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Washington State
University.
Educational goals: Study psychology and become a psychiatrist.
Long term career goals: To become a psychiatrist.