Eleanor Davis Pinkham Scholarship

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This award is made in honor of Eleanor Davis Pinkham, a Roosevelt High School graduate who went on to graduate from the University of Washington.  Each year, the Eleanor Davis Pinkham Scholarship is awarded to a Roosevelt High School graduate entering as a first year student at the University of Washington.

Previous Roosevelt High School students selected for the Pinkham Scholarship include:

  • 2023 -- Bergen Brown
  • 2023 -- Hannah Lim
  • 2022 -- Audrey Henriques
  • 2022 -- Olivia Leland
  • 2021 -- Dominic Cornia
  • 2021 -- Hannah Elaimy
  • 2020 -- Zoe Blume
  • 2020 -- Hugo Varlamos
  • 2019 -- Mekedes Dejenie
  • 2018 -- Alpha Sall
  • 2017 -- Cooper Marshall
  • 2017 -- Ravi Spigner
  • 2016 -- Jin Ning Huang
  • 2016 -- Anthony Lefaive
  • 2015 -- Andrea Chen
  • 2014 -- Neha Chohan
  • 2013 -- Nicholas Zelle
  • 2012 -- Ayalnesh Kifle
  • 2011 -- Pei Wen Xiong           
  • 2010 -- Sarah Coney     
  • 2009 -- Megan Hillmann
  • 2008 -- Jane Hung
  • 2007 -- James Nguyen
  • 2006 -- Andra Snow
  • 2005 -- Tristan Senjuk



The scholarship will be awarded to a Roosevelt High School graduate entering the University of Washington as a freshman. Selection will be based on the:

  • Applicant's academic achievement
  • Applicant's extracurricular involvement at Roosevelt High School,
  • Applicant's financial need taken into consideration.

Apply online each year in spring. The online application form will be available here starting May 1.

The online application will include:

  • Basic biographical information
  • 1 letter of recommendation: This letter must be from someone who has taught you, which addresses intellectual curiosity, academic potential, and character.
  • 3 short responses (max. 400 words each):
    • Extracurricular Activities: What has been one of your most defining, important and/or satisfying extracurricular experiences while in high school? Please explain. 
    • Academic Achievement: Briefly describe an academic activity, internship or course that has helped to inform your academic and/or career goals.
    • Financial Need: What financial support will you receive for your studies at UW? This could include support from family, other scholarships, financial aid, or other outside resources. Why is the Eleanor Davis Pinkham scholarship important to helping you fund your first year at UW?
  • Activities resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial high school transcript

The purpose of the Eleanor Davis Pinkham Scholarship is to recognize an academically talented Roosevelt High School senior and to provide financial assistance during his or her first year at the University of Washington.  This scholarship is given in honor of Eleanor Davis Pinkham, a 1926 graduate of Roosevelt High School.  Eleanor studied philosophy at the University of Washington and graduated in 1931.  She went on to become recognized as an accomplished theater administrator at a time when few women were employed in this field.  She worked with renowned agent L.E. Behymer and then joined the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, where she stayed for 34 years, retiring as the managing director in 1974.

Contact Information

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle  WA  98195-2803
Telephone: 206-543-2603
Email: scholarq@uw.edu