2017 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients!

Each year, Unitus awards scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence, a commitment to community service and a desire to pursue higher education.


Meet the 2017 Unitus Scholarship Recipients

  • Sierra Cleary

    Sierra Clearly

    High School Senior

    Sierra plans to study Pre-Med/Biology at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. After several years of experience teaching yoga, Sierra aspires to be a healer through naturopathic medicine.

  • Taylor Morris

    Taylor Morris

    High School Senior

    Taylor plans to major in Sociology and minor in both Accounting and Criminal Justice at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. She would like to pursue a career in the criminal justice field, and preferably work with the FBI.

  • Alona Arneson

    Alona Arneson

    High School Senior

    Alona plans to major in Global Studies at Long Island University Global in Brooklyn, New York. Her goal is to become a Humanitarian Relief Officer to help provide all struggling countries with support. 

  • Brady Bronson

    Brady Bronson

    High School Senior

    Brady Bronson will be studying Business at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. He plans to spend his college summers fighting fires alongside his brother in Flash Back Fire and is considering a future in law enforcement.

  • Mitchel Jordan

    Mitchel Jordan

    Green River College

    Mitchel is enrolled in the Information Technology (IT) Network Administration & Security program at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. He aspires to be a Network Analyst to further expand his understanding of IT.

  • Sierra McCauley

    Sierra McCauley

    Concordia University

    Sierra is studying Nursing at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. Her decision to be a Nurse was reaffirmed after spending a 3-month medical internship in rural India where she was able to work with culturally diverse populations.


  • Kathy Sweet

    Kathy Sweet

    Clackamas Community College

    Kathy is seeking a degree in Nursing from Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon. A mother of four and a birth doula in the community, Kathy will complete her college program as a Certified Nurse Midwife.

  • Akouvi Ananouko

    Akouvi Ananouko

    University of Oregon

    Akouvi is studying Sociology at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Following her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend law school to specialize in Juvenile Justice, with a focus on working with young African American and Latino men and women.

  • Anne Bujold

    Anne Elizabeth Bujold

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Anne is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Anne hopes her degree will create a path for her, as a woman in the blacksmithing field that combines teaching, studio practice, and community engagement.

  • Chris de Venecia

    Christopher de Venecia

    Portland State University

    Christopher is working toward his PhD in Urban Studies with a focus in Economic Development and Social Justice from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He plans on teaching economic development at the university level in his birthplace, the Philippines.

  • Ahoefa Ananouko

    Ahoefa Ananouko

    Overall Community Involvement
    George Washington University

    Ahoefa is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In the last three years alone, she has logged almost 900 hours of community service. Ahoefa serves on the Multnomah County Citizen Review Board as an advocate for youth in foster care. Additionally, she is the Civic Engagement Chair for the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals, where she has planned events including a “National Day of Empowerment” financial literacy workshop, and an event partnered with Portland Center Stage featuring local speakers advocating for victims of domestic violence.  Ahoefa’s goal is to become an active participant in the formulation, adoption and implementation of policies that better serve an ever transforming society and global community.

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