Saint Martin's students receive Trustee scholarships

June 24, 2005

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s College has announced the 2005-06 winners of the Trustee Scholarships for students transferring from Washington community colleges. Both recipients will be awarded $10,000 per year for the next two years.

The Trustee Scholarships are competitive and require that students write an essay and a personal statement, as well as go through an interview with a faculty committee. Recipients must also have earned at least a 3.5 GPA from a Washington community college and have completed an associate’s degree before transferring to Saint Martin’s, said Josefina Pilon, assistant admissions director.

“We are looking for a well-rounded person,” Pilon said. “We look at what kind of student they are, their academic record, and their leadership skills as well.”

This year’s recipients are:

Timothy Crea, Montesano, who is graduating from Grays Harbor College with a 3.93 grade point average and plans to study psychology. The 44-year-old Crea is Navy veteran who attends college while working full time. He is married to Eilene Crea and is the father of two children.

James Graham, 41, Tacoma, who is graduating from Tacoma Community College with a 3.96 grade point average and plans to study secondary education. An Army veteran, Graham has sponsored an Ethiopian child through World Vision, helped build houses for the poor in Mexico and volunteered at Pierce County food banks, the Tacoma Rescue Mission and the Pierce County Hunger Walk. He is married to Jackie Graham and has four children.

Todd Abbott
Director of admissions
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Assistant media coordinator
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