Thurston County Democrats - Evalyn Poff Memorial Scholarship

Provided by Thurston County Democrats

We are pleased to announce the Thurston County Democrats are again offering $1,000 scholarships to four college-bound students in Thurston County. This scholarship is presented annually in honor of a beloved and long time Thurston County Democrat: Evalyn Poff. Evalyn was well known in local Democrat circles as a former chairwoman of the Thurston County Democrats, state Democrat of the Year in 2000 and campaign finance director for several candidates, state elected officials, and political action committees. Evalyn exemplified a woman who experienced career changes and supported education. Sixty-plus years ago, she paid her way through college -- earning master's degrees in education and business administration in five years -- as a performer in a three-ring circus. Evalyn spent her college summer years as a high-flying trapeze artist for a traveling circus! She taught school and eventually spent 20 years as an international buyer for Frederick & Nelson. Evalyn also worked as an accountant and instructor at The Evergreen State College. In her “spare” time, she gave music lessons freely to kids in her northeast Olympia neighborhood and worked in the state Legislature information center during sessions. We are proud to name our scholarship after this accomplished woman, educator, Democrat, and friend.
Evalyn Poff
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2017 - 2018
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