Rachel Joanne Weiner Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Rachel Joanne Weiner, daughter of Nancy Miller, an instructor at South Puget Sound Community College, who died of a drug overdose at the age of 20, just nine days shy of her 21st birthday. Rachel was a community college student, a voracious reader and writer, and a deeply spiritual being, whose love of life, people and animals shone forth like a beacon. She always stood ready to help anyone who was having a problem, giving of herself in any way she could. Rachel struggled for years to beat her addiction, signing herself into rehab centers on her own many times. She ultimately failed to overcome it one wintry Christmas night in 2008. This scholarship is available to any student who has experienced an overwhelming obstacle or challenge in life, and who has been able to overcome it. Scholarship is available to students fulfilling program prerequisites.