Wild Rivers Coast Alliance (WRCA), Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and Brookings-Harbor High School are pleased to announce that Brookings-Harbor High School senior Megan Pearson is a 2022 recipient of the Jim Seeley Memorial Scholarship.
The Jim Seeley Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the longtime WRCA Executive Director in his role of bridging community need with leadership and grant assistance. The annual scholarship is awarded to two high school students in the WRCA service area, which includes high schools in Brookings-Harbor, Gold Beach, Port Orford-Langlois, Bandon, Coquille, Myrtle Point, and Powers.
Each scholarship given is a four-year renewable full-tuition scholarship worth $80,000. Megan received the news during a surprise reveal via video conference on Friday, June 3rd. Her mom Kathleen was in attendance, and the pair were all happy tears when they were told the value of the scholarship. WRCA Executive Director, Marie Simonds, and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort General Manager, Don Crowe, presented the news; both knew Seeley personally.
Recipients of this scholarship have shown outstanding character, high academic achievement, and demonstrated collaborative ability as a team member throughout their high school years.
Megan is a co-valedictorian, student-athlete in cross country, basketball, track and field, and a community volunteer. She plans to study nutrition and dietetics at Oregon State University.