Previous Scholarship Awards

2016 Scholarship Award

In 2016, we awarded the Souther and White Scholarship of $1000 to Julie Ann Hiebert, a Visual Communication Technology student at Shoreline Community College.

Julie has worked as a project manager for web application content management systems and was often frustrated that she didn’t have the credentials or software knowledge to give input to front end development so that the end user can succeed in their task. This is what lead her to the discipline of user design and user experience.

In addition to pursuing a degree in UX and UI design, Julie has an interdisciplinary degree from the Minnesota College of Art & Design. She also has a long history as a lover of art and books and grew up visiting art museums and exhibits throughout the Midwest.

2014 Scholarship Award

In 2014, we awarded $1000 to Clara Wing Lam, a senior at the University of Washington.

Clara is completing her degrees in Visual Communication Design and Marketing. She says both are challenging, but very exciting and rewarding.

As a fulltime UX design intern at Microsoft, Clara’s work was focused on user experiences with mobile devices. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in UX design or corporate identity. You can see her profile at

2013 Scholarship Award

In 2013, we awarded $1000 each to Kirk Turner from Western Washington University and Jonathan Anscher from the University of Washington. We awarded the MadCap Suite from MadCap Software to Rahul Mehan (a $1499 value).

We want to thank our sponsors, Adobe Corporation and MadCap Software, for their generous donations to the 2013 scholarship awards.