Hull Scholarships benefit West End Students

22 students selected and $88,915 awarded in 2022

Vancouver, Wash.—A scholarship fund established to honor the lives of Peninsula Telecom owners Maury and Betty Hull awarded 22 students with scholarships totaling more than $88,900 this year. Online applications for 2023 are scheduled to open Dec. 1, 2022, at

Deanna Green, Scholarship Manager and Development Associate, said the 22 students supported this year are attending college during the 2022-23 academic year and have strong representation from both school districts, including ten new graduates from the 2022 class.

“These students persisted through adversity, rising to meet the challenges of supporting their families, serving their communities and becoming leaders,” Green said. “The community can feel hopeful for the future with these bright, diverse, community-focused scholars that Maury and Betty Hull saw the value of investing in.”

The Maury and Betty Hull Scholarship was established at the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington in 2018 with $1.8 million from the late couples’ estate. The fund exists to provide support for graduates from the Quillayute Valley and Cape Flattery School Districts who are pursuing post-secondary education, including vocational certificates, graduate and post-graduate programs. To date, the fund has provided 78 awards to 42 students, totaling more than $350,000.

All graduates from the two school districts are encouraged to apply. Scholarship applications are accepted from Dec. 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023, for the following academic year. Awards are eligible for renewal for the duration of a student’s degree or certificate program if they meet course requirements and reapply each year. Awards are determined by a selection committee consisting of Community Foundation staff, community members, and a member of the Hull family.

Hull Scholarship Recipient List

Emily Adams, Arizona State University $4,297 Biological Sciences

Romario Bello, Peninsula College $4,297 Commercial Driver’s License/CDL

Branndi Bowechop, Seattle University $3,293 Nursing

Connor Earls, Washington State University $4,297 Civil Engineering

Colby Elvrum, University of Washington $3,293 Science

Karen Salazar Ensastegui, University of Washington $4,297 Business Administration

Mya Greeene, Peninsula College $3,293 Business Management

Antonia Pedro, Joaquin Peninsula College $4,297 Nursing

Erika Koskela, Peninsula College $4,297 Nursing

Hannah Larrechea, Central Washington University $3,293 Spanish

Chloe Leverington, Saint Martin’s University $4,297 Exercise Science

Tina Pablo Matias, Peninsula college $4,297 Nursing

Reece Moody, Union University $6,000 Nursing

Kaytlin Parkin, University of Washington $3,293 Elementary Education

Jonah Penn, The King’s University $4,297 Religion

Edna Pilatti, Peninsula College $3,293 Associated of Science

Bailey Powers, Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences $6,000 Pharmacy

Ismael Contreras Ramos, Western Governors University $4,297 Mathematics

Gabe Reaume, Eastern Washington University $4,297 Mechanical Engineering

Mahamadou Traoré, Eastern Michigan University $3,293 Pre-medicine-Pre-Pharmacy

Audrey Veliz, Western Washington University $3,293 Electrical Engineering

Amara Yallup, Peninsula College $3,293 Business Management