Roll out the red carpet for these winning Losers! This year are we had an exceptional bunch of applicants to our Loser Scholarship, which made finding our Loser Winners no easy task. Luckily, our Loser Chooser (TM) scholarship committee was game to spend hours reading through hundreds of applications, and at the end of a very difficult decision-making process, the committee has come up with three ultramega-OK, life-affirming scholarship winners. Congratulations to the winners and heartfelt thanks to all who took the time to apply, you have brightened up our days and inspired us all!
In no particular order, we are thrilled to present our Loser Scholarship winners:
Rico from Portland, OR is a dancer who sustained an injury and quickly pivoted to putting all his passion and dedication into visual art, poetry and music. We were moved by his perseverance and impressed with the scope of his work. Rico’s application reminded those of us on the committee that art is always there when you need it. We can’t wait to see him build a community of like-minded creators in college. We’re thrilled to call him a Loser winner!
Ruby from right here in Seattle, WA is an activist who uses her preferred medium (film) to engage in activism. We were not only inspired by her work, but also by her dedication in mentoring and uplifting others in her community. She had a hefty resume and is actively involved in many pillars of Seattle’s music scene: KEXP, Rain City Rock Camp, and Vera Project to name a few. Ruby is doing incredible work and we can’t wait to see what she goes on to do. Give it up for this Loser!
Rylie from Bonney Lake, WA’s submission struck a chord with us in particular. Rylie (with a friend) started a record label that does both digital and physical releases. We were so impressed with all she has learned in getting the label up and running (take it from us, running a record label is no small feat!) and loved how passionate she was about music. With such ambition, drive and heart we have no doubt that Rylie has a bright future ahead of her. Go get ‘em Loser!
This year we had so many great applicants for the Loser Scholarship, it was really hard to choose our winners. For those losers who didn’t win this year, thanks for playing, we loved your applications too, and know many of you will go on to inspire us in your future endeavors.