Kitsap Bank Names 2019 Scholarship Recipients

June 5, 2019
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Kitsap Bank is pleased to present nine scholarships to the graduating children of Kitsap Bank employees who are going on to pursue higher education. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are:

Student Name


Parent (Kitsap Bank Employee)

Trey Young

South Kitsap High School

Jacqueline Young

Eliza Villarma

South Kitsap High School

Heidi Villarma

Chelsea Winslow

Klahowya Secondary School

Carry Winslow

Brooke Nelson

Bonney Lake High School

Lori Nelson

Jae Min Cha

Bellevue High School

Samuel Cha

Ryan Budd

Life Christian Academy

Rick Budd

Nate Maxwell

Gig Harbor High School

Steve Maxwell

Brynna Maxwell

Gig Harbor High School

Steve Maxwell

Grant Garrison

Orting High School

Trena Johnsen-Garrison

“We are extremely pleased to provide scholarships to this talented group of students,” stated Helen Langer Smith, Vice Chairwoman of the Board. “At Kitsap Bank, we value education, and we are happy to help the children of our employees reach their educational goals.”

Trey Young will be attending Olympic College in the Fall. Chelsea Winslow will also be attending Olympic College, and plans to pursue Early Childhood Education.  Brooke Nelson will be attending the University of Washington where she intends to receive her degree in pediatric dentistry. Jae Min Cha will be attending Bellevue Community College before transferring to the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. Ryan Budd will be attending Seattle Pacific University to receive his degree in Engineering.  Eliza Villarma will be attending the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business where she intends to receive her degree in Business Administration, focusing on corporate law. Nate Maxwell will be majoring in Business with a minor in Worship Arts at Azusa Pacific University. Brynna Maxwell will be attending the University of Utah, with a full basketball scholarship, and plans to study in Communications. Grant Garrison will be attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where he will be pursuing a degree in Aeronautical Science, minoring in National Cyber Security.


Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington.  With over $1 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual clients.  Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred Lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and a Corporate Philanthropist by the Puget Sound Business Journal.  Kitsap Bank is ranked the 12th largest bank based in the State of Washington and is the sixth largest women-owned business, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal.  The Bank was named Family-Owned Business of the Year in 2015 by Seattle Business magazine and has a 5 Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter