MAY 15, 2020

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Cancelled: 2020 Beach Bash 

Golf Tournament: Friday, September 11

Location: Eagles Pride Golf Course

 The 2020 Tacoma Propeller Club Memorial Scholarship competition was held on May 13 at the Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma.  Eighteen Pierce County public high schools participated.  The scholarship applicants were selected by their high school counselors and career guidance specialists.  Local businesses that sponsored students included:  ILWU Local 22, Auto Warehousing Company, Husky Terminal, MB Metals, Northern Environmental, Northwest Wire Rope & Sling, Pierce County Central Labor Council, Dave Rink, Sperry Ocean Dock, Tacoma Rail, TOTE Maritime, and Washington United Terminals.  An additional contribution was made by Aequalis Photography, and Matson Navigation Company was the event sponsor.

The scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest score computed by five judges for financial need, grade point average, community and school involvement, letter of recommendation, and a verbal presentation.  This year’s topic was, “For your career after graduation, if you could choose any job at or related to the Port of Tacoma, what would it be, why, and what kind of difference do you think you could make in that position?”.

The 2020 recipient of the $4,000.00 Tacoma Propeller Club Memorial Scholarship award was Anastasia Argat from Wilson High School.  A second-place award of $2,000.00 was presented to Sydney McClinton from Bonney Lake High School, and third place, with an award of $1,500.00, went to Rylee Evanger of Bethel High School.  $200.00 cash was awarded to the following scholarship participants:  Ashlynn Hines of Challenger High School, Gavin Cole of Eatonville High School, Kayleigh Reed of Fife High School, Christina Truong of Foss High School, Daniel Choi of Lakes High School, Ciara Savoy of Mount Tahoma High School, Hannah Blake of Peninsula High School, Ella Wolfe of Stadium High School, Ryan Wike of Sumner High School, Aaliyah Lewis of Washington High School, and Jessica Taylor of White River High School.  $100.00 cash was awarded to the following students:  Elias Mwago of Curtis High School, Tony Mateo of Gig Harbor High School, Michelle Rogers of Harrison Prep School, and Kayly Edward of Spanaway High School.

 The total scholarship award for 2020 was $9,600.00, with a twenty-seven (27) year total of over $198,600.00 in cash and merchandise.

Management of the Tacoma Propeller Club Memorial Scholarship is overseen by the “Past Presidents’ Club” of The International Propeller Club of the United States – Port of Tacoma chapter.  The Scholarship Committee consists of:  Susan Becklund Millikan, Ron Mason, Candy Nigretto, John Page, and Heather Shadko.

The Tacoma Propeller Club Memorial Scholarship Fund is supported by contributions from the Tacoma Propeller Club, its members, local businesses, labor, memorials, private donations, and local charities and foundations.  Donations may be made to:  Tacoma Propeller Club Memorial Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 453, Tacoma, WA, 98401.

​​​​The Tacoma


Propeller Club


Our Purpose

  • To promote and support maritime interests and commerce in the Puget Sound Region.
  • To support existing business and related services, including the American Merchant Marine and the Port of Tacoma.
  • To foster understanding and cooperation in the public and private sectors with regard to maritime issues.
  • To support the objectives and program of The Propeller Club of the United States.
  • To maintain support of student education through scholarship funding.