What Makes A House A HOME?

Scholarship Contest

Presented By Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty

In Conjunction with:

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

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Previous Contest Winners

“To Give a House a Soul”

Kalyani Marsh, Winner 2022

“Running Home”

Allison Holder, Winner 2021

“What I Would Say”

Bethany Ruzicka, Winner 2020

About The Scholarship Contest

Since 2011, we have proudly supported our local high school students through our “What Makes a House a Home?” scholarship contest. Over the years, the many thoughtfully crafted essays of home have deeply inspired us. This essay contest is open to all Thurston County High School students, grades 9 through 12, from private to public, homeschooled and online learning – we really look forward to hearing your story of home!

See Our Inspirational Educator Award Winners

Teachers are a big part of what make this community a great place to call home. They inspire the hearts and minds of our youth. Each year our first-place scholarship winner nominates a teacher of their choice to receive this award. We are thrilled to give back and honor these teachers.

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