Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

The Olympic Logging Conference Foundation, 501 (c) (3) 81-4466161, is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes including the making of distributions to persons seeking advanced education or organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code.

Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, books and/or room and board for students attending any college, university or vocational/technical school. A minimum $500.00 shall be awarded annually and will be paid directly to the recipient's post-secondary institution.

Criteria

OLYMPIC

  • Current OLC attendees, children/grandchildren of current OLC attendee or children/grandchildren of past Board Chairman. Current member is defined by paid membership within the past two years.
  • Pursuing post‐secondary education
  • Application must be completed in full and supporting documents submitted with application.
  • Annual application is required.
  • Preference may be given to forestry related fields but not exclusively awarded to such candidates.
  • Applications must be emailed to scholarship@olcnw.com by April 1 to be considered for award distribution within the upcoming school year. Confirmation of receipt will be emailed.

EVERGREEN

  • Current resident of Western Washington. Employee of a current OLC member. Current member is defined by paid membership within the past two years.
  • Pursuing post‐secondary education.
  • Application must be completed in full and supporting documents submitted with application.
  • Annual application is required.
  • Preference may be given to timber related fields but not exclusively awarded to such candidates.
  • Applications must be emailed to scholarship@olcnw.com by April 1 to be considered for award distribution within the upcoming school year. Confirmation of receipt will be emailed.

The Kevin Worley Memorial was established by Paige Pearson, Nick Worley, Colton Worley and family in memory of their father. We thank them for their generosity in providing funding for this scholarship.

 

Kevin WorleyKevin Worley devoted his entire 38 year career to the timber industry. At the time of his passing, he was owner and president of Forks Fiber Management, Inc.

He was on the board of directors for the Olympic Logging Conference where he served as chairman of the 70th annual conference. He also served as past president of the Washington Trucking Association-Log Truckers Conference, where he was still a member. Kevin was also a long-time member of the Washington Contract Loggers Association.

His passion for the timber industry was exceeded only by his love and commitment to his family and friends. Games of cribbage with his buddies, family card games, golfing adventures, fishing expeditions, watching sporting events and family vacations were what he truly loved.

His children and family want to continue to honor his memory and his love for the timber industry by awarding the Kevin Worley Memorial Scholarship to a deserving student each year.

2019 Scholarships Recipients:

Kevin Worley Memorial Scholarship


Alex Marshall - $1500

  • Will graduate from Junction City HS in June 2019 with a 3.656 GPA
  • At school he is a member of the National Honor Society and has participated in basketball and football
  • Actively involved in 4H, having competed in cattle and hog showing

Alex will attend Montana State - Northern in the fall where he will begin course work towards a 4-yr BS in Diesel Technology. His hope is to use his degree while working in the timber industry.

Evergreen


Matthew Scheuber - $1000

  • Will graduate from Adan High School in June 2019 with a 3.9 GPA.
  • At school he participated in 4 different varsity sports, knowledge bowl, FBLA, and was a class officer

Matthew will attend Oregon State University in the fall where he plans to attain dual degrees in Forest and Civil Engineering.

OLC Foundation Scholarships

Mackenzie Courtney - $1000

  • Currently a Junior at Linfield College majoring in Finance with a minor in Management
  • Mackenzie hopes to works in finance within the field of forestry

Elizabeth Wheeler - $1000

  • Currently is set to finish her transfer degree from Lower Columbia College in the Summer 2019
  • Will start WSU-Vancouver in the fall where she will work towards a BS in Psychology

Lacey Mowry - $1000

  • Will graduate from Elma High School in June
  • Plans to study Elementary Education at Grays Harbor College

Jessica Mitchem - $1000

  • Current student at Lower Columbia College, expected to graduate spring 2019
  • In the fall, Jessica will continue towards her 4-yr degree in Natural Resources at University of Idaho

Laura Nutter - $750

  • Currently working towards her BS in Microbiology and Molecular Biology at the University of Idaho
  • Laura plans to become a research scientist in the field of gene therapy

Brianna Carbaugh - $750

  • Currently a student at Whitworth University
  • Brianna plans to pursue a career in Graphic Design

Josie Emery - $750

  • Currently a student at Central Washington University
  • Josie is currently majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education

Wyatt Mowry - $750

  • Will graduate with his AA degree from Grays Harbor College in June
  • Plans to transfer to University of Washington continue working towards becoming a Math professor

Luke Dahlgren - $750

  • Will be graduating from Forks High School in June
  • Luke plans to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering from Eastern Washington University

Mikaila Johnson - $750

  • Currently a student at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
  • Mikaila is pursuing a masters in Occupational Therapy

Forrest Carbaugh - $500

  • Currently a student at Grays Harbor College to complete prerequisite classes and later transfer to a 4-yr university as a Junior
  • Forrest plans to study Forestry

Emily Abrahams - $500

  • Will graduate from Port Angeles High School in June
  • Emily plans to finish her Dental Hygienist prerequisites at Eastern Washington University

Jaimie Sevier - $500

  • Will be graduating from South Puget Sound Community College in June with an Associate in Science
  • Jaimie will begin work towards her Pre-Vet degree at Washington State University in the fall

Devyn Roth - $500

  • Currently a student at Boise State University, majoring in Computer Science
  • After graduation, Devin would like to be a Threat Analyst with a tech company

Scott Nutter - $500

  • Will be graduating from Port Angeles High School in June
  • Scott plans to pursue a degree in Business Management at Western Washington University

Grace Oatfield - $500

  • Currently a student at Central Washington University in the Professional Pilots Program
  • Grace would like to become a captain for Delta Airlines

Nicholas Wicklund - $500

  • Will be graduating from Tenino High School in June 2019
  • He will be studying Computer Science at University of Washington