IHS Booster Club Senior Scholarships 

Every Spring scholarships valued at $1,000 or greater are awarded to selected IHS graduating seniors.  Scholarships are  applied towards college school tuition, fees, and costs.  Scholarships must be used during the school year following high school graduation. 

Senior Scholarships will be announced May 31st!  

The due date was April 21, 2017.    2018 Scholarship applications will be available starting January 2018.  



A candidate must meet each of the following conditions: 

  • Be a senior at Issaquah High School.
  • Plan to attend any accredited 2 or 4 year university, college, community college, or vocational/technical institute beginning in the fall of the student’s graduating year.
  • Participate in an IHS Booster Club affiliated co-curricular activity*.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Criteria for Selection 

In awarding scholarships the Issaquah High School Booster Club shall evaluate the candidates based on the following criteria: 

    • Character, integrity, and personal qualities
    • Embody a well-balanced high school experience
    • Meaningful participation in an activity outside of school (work, community service, volunteer, etc.)

*Booster support for Non-Sanctioned sports and activities

There are no limitations in the Bylaws that prevent the Booster Club from considering grant requests, scholarships, or honoring Issaquah High School Athletes of non-sectioned sports or activities.  The following things would be taken into consideration when looking at these applicants/applications: 

  • If the team, club or activity is made entirely of full-time Issaquah High School Students.
  • If an Issaquah School District employee leads the Activity, Sport or Club, even if not being paid by the Issaquah School District for such activity.
  • If the funding requests and scholarship applications are endorsed by the lead Issaquah High School Coach or Advisor.
  • The program can show the families are current donors and support Issaquah High School Booster Club. A request of percentage of the program that are members may be requested.  The donor list is found on the Booster website.    



Past Senior Scholarship Recipients



        2016:  Congratulations to the five seniors chosen as the 2016 Issaquah High School Booster Club scholarship recipients.

        Each of these amazing students exemplifies the IHS Booster Club values as demonstrated by their character, integrity,

         and contributions while at Issaquah High. Thank you for being such remarkable influences while at Issaquah High



Rachel Benoliel:  Rachel impressed the booster selection committee in many ways including her impressive GPA, her work experience as a summer camp counselor, a preschool teacher’s assistant and personal child care for an hearing impaired two year old. Her volunteer experience includes teaching sign language to deaf and hard of hearing children at the Hearing Speech and Deaf Center in Seattle, a summer camp counselor at Camp Solomon Schechter and the Stroum Jewish Community Center. She is also active in the high school band and the Ukulele Club.

One of her references had this to say about Rachel:
“Rachel has shown great responsibility while working at the FRS. I regularly visit the classrooms and see her actively engaged with the students and following teacher direction with precision. I have seen her leading student activities and engaging them with her enthusiastic and warm approach. I can see this kind of caring comes from the heart.”

Rachel will be attending CAL State Northridge in the Fall with plans to major in Deaf Studies and Education.


Dane Mui:  Dane impressed the booster selection committee in many ways including his impressive GPA, his volunteer experience as director and co-director of the charity Mito Golf Tournament for 3 years, his work with the Issaquah Food Bank via Lunch for the Break and as a SOMA youth group member. Dane was a two year DECA state qualifier, was a member of the IHS basketball team which qualified for the state tournament in both 2015 & 2106 and a four year scholar athlete. He was also voted most improved player on the 2016 varsity basketball team and was the December 2013 Student of the Month / Integrity. His work experience includes being a basketball referee and a dog sitter.

One of his references had this to say about Dane and his work with the Mito Golf Tournament:
“Dane is a born leader and I have no doubt he will continue to bring communities of people together as he works hard to make a difference – one life at a time. I cannot think of anyone who deserves more recognition for his strong character, his ability to work well with others, and his desire to give back to his school, his team and his community more.”

Dane will be attending the University of San Diego.


Christina Paoletti:  Christina impressed the booster selection committee in many ways including her impressive GPA, and her volunteer experience as a camp counselor, her youth outreach for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, a National Honor Society volunteer and numerous other youth ministry volunteer roles. She was also a two year letter recipient on Track & Field, an Eagle Crew Leader, secretary of the Chemistry Club, a SIFF Club member and has participated in the high school orchestra for four years. Her work experience includes swim instructor at Julius Boehm Pool and tutor at Kumon.

One of her references had this to say about Christina:
“A quick learner and effective analyzer Christina quickly grasps difficult concepts through observation, repetition, hard work and conscious attention to detail. I am impressed by her skill and maturity in assessing situations and responding appropriately. I believe that she will continue to excel as a leader and contributing citizen.”

Christina will be attending the Washington State University studying bioengineering in their honors program.


Amy Behar:  Amy impressed the booster selection committee in many ways including her impressive GPA, her volunteer work at the Issaquah Food Bank, Mountains to Sound Greenway and the American Cancer Society. She is also active in DECA, IHS Honor Society, the Key Club, the Ambassador Program and Issaquah Soccer Club. All this while working at the Issaquah Café and in child care.

One of her references had this to say about Amy:
“Amy is a young woman with self-motivation, a drive for success and a genuine love for learning that I’ve seldom seen in my fifteen years of teaching. She’s a leader in the classroom, always willing to participate and respectfully dialoging with her peers. I sense her enthusiasm for college and I know she is going to accomplish much during the next four years.”

Amy will be attending the University of Washington.


Olga Andreeva:  Olga impressed the booster selection committee in many ways including her impressive GPA, and her many activities such as – Girls who Code Summer Immersion Program, Math YouTube Channel Creator, Gender Equality Club Founder, National Honor Society and the IHS Student Council. She has also volunteered at the Issaquah Farmers Market and Serving our Society supporting the IHS Special Olympics basketball team and Food Lifeline. Her sports participation includes ISC Gunners Soccer and IHS Cross Country. Awards include: AAUW Math Excellence Aware, NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Washington State Runner-up, National Merit Commended Student, AP Scholar with Distinction, WSMA Contest 2nd Place and the Issaquah Pride and Tradition Award in both 9th and 10th grades. She has also created two websites called Map my Summer which was designed for high school students looking for summer programs and Holy Guacamole! Which takes your location and shows the places around you that sell guacamole.

One of her references had this to say about Olga:
Olga has repeatedly proven herself to be tremendously passionate, capable and dependable. She constantly seeks to improve her own understanding and is never afraid to share her expertise with others and help them improve. I am certain that she has a very bright future in computer science ahead of her and I believe she will be very successful in her post-secondary endeavors. I give her my highest recommendation.”

Olga will be attending the University of Washington.


Prior Scholarship Recipients:


Bryan Hanner
Michelle Fowler
Coleen Young
Edward Park
Anne Robertson

Halle Gordon
Katherine Chun
Rebecca Chin
Amanda Levenson


Sara Wedekind - Seattle University
Troy Potensky - Bellevue College
Alex Hansen - University of Chicago
Weston Mui - University of Southern California

Nick Ryder - Tufts University
Anna Fairhart - Marquette University
Nicole Migotsky - Washington University St. Louis
Ben Rosellini - Stanford University
Riley Foreman - Whitman College
Matt Sekijima - University of Washington

Sara Brumley - University of Washington
Conner Young - University of Washington

Elyse Edward - Johns Hopkins University
Taryn Ohashi - Scripps College

Gillian Pennington - University of Washington
Nicholas Roselini - Stanford University

Casi Schwisow - Wellesley College
Lindsay Cowgill - University of Washington
Aubrey Jensen - Brigham Young University

Lauren Goodman - Georgetown University
Nathan Saad - Gonzaga University
Jordan Taylor Jackson - Arizona State University
Alice Pumpian - University of Washington