Congratulations to our 2021 Employee Scholarship recipients

Northwest Kidney Centers is a place where all can learn, grow and contribute, which is why we’re proud to have a robust employee scholarship program. This program operates thanks to generosity of Northwest Kidney Centers staff members and of individuals and foundations in our community. Special thanks to the Arlene G. “Pat” Farr Fund, the Boeschoten Foundation, and the Martha A. Jasper Memorial Scholarship Fund!

Since 2011, more than 50 staff members have received a combined total of more than $125,000 in tuition scholarships. We’re excited to announce that 12 employees received scholarships this year with most pursuing nursing.

Congratulations, 2021 Recipients!

Alyssa Atkinson
Dialysis Technician, Port Angeles


Mariam Azami
Dialysis Technician, Hospital Services


Shariza Dacuno
Dialysis Technician, Scribner clinic


“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing me to grant this Scholarship. I am so beyond grateful. With this, I can focus more on my studies without any financial stress. I will study hard and make you all proud. Again, thank you for contribution, time, and efforts for giving me this amazing opportunity for me to further my education.”

Melissa Garcia
Dialysis Technician, Renton clinic


Kharen Lansang
Licensed Practical Nurse, Kent clinic


Vy Nguyen
Dialysis Technician, Renton clinic


Dafne Rangel Humphrey
Clinical Unit Coordinator, Auburn clinic


“I am truly honored and humbled for being selected to receive the generous scholarship to help fund my journey towards my master’s degree in Nursing Education. I am always grateful to have an employer and donors who are willing to support the employee’s development and career advancement.”



Ray Robles
Clinical Educator, Education Services


Maolin Sellers
Dialysis Technician, Lake City clinic


Lonna Ta
Nephrology Nurse, Renton clinic


Samunique “Sam” Wilson
Dialysis Technician, Auburn clinic


Young Yoshioka
Dialysis Technician, Scribner clinic