Who Can Apply: The mother of Nicole (Lyle) Tranilla established this scholarship in honor of Nicole and her daughter’s desire to make a difference in this world. She wanted to make things better. She was constantly helping out the youth in the community as her 2 daughters continued through their school years with soccer, bake sales, doughnut sales, cheer and booster club. As she entered Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and earned her second degree in electronics, she was frequently speaking to young single women and encouraging them to get more education. Her feelings were, “If a woman improves her education, she improves her quality of life.”
Prior to her death in 2013, while her older brother, Eran, was serving in Iraq in the US Army, Nicole would confide to her mom about her desire of wishing she could do more to help others. As her mom, I told her she was making her mark every day by mentoring these young women both at work and at the school functions.
I believe this scholarship will continue to do just what Nicole wanted to accomplish. It will help many in the years to come. All it takes is a few dollars coming from different directions. They all add up and that is why, “No gift is too small.” I thank each and every one of you that help to keep this legacy alive and help so many young women to better themselves in the process. I also hope the recipients of this scholarship find it in their hearts, when they reach their goals, to “pay it forward” and find a way to help others. How wonderful that would be! Thank you, Dianne Lyle (Nicole’s mom)
This scholarship is need-based and awarded only to students focusing a degree in electronics, electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field. This year’s scholarship will be awarded to a graduating female from Central Kitsap High School who is accepted by an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school. Dollars awarded for the scholarship are sent directly to the institution of choice, once enrollment is confirmed, and will be applied towards tuition.
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Learn More: https://www.kitsapfoundation.org/scholarships