Marilyn Nold Scholarship Fund

Madrona Bay InvestmentsMarilyn F. Nold Scholarship established for students at Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University

The Marilyn Nold family and Bellingham-based Madrona Bay Real Estate Investments have established an annual scholarship to provide housing financial assistance to one student pursuing teacher certification through the Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University. The scholarship, named in memory of educator Marilyn F. Nold, enables a student in the College to live rent free for three academic quarters. Recipients are selected by Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University and the Nold family.

Michael Henniger, Associate Dean of the Woodring College of Education, said “This scholarship is a significant financial contribution that may make the difference in whether or not an excellent student completes their teacher preparation program and enters the profession.”

The recipient of the inaugural scholarship, Renato M. Rongcal Jr., is a senior who plans to teach in the elementary grades in Bellingham and pursue a master’s degree in English.

“Our family is very excited about this opportunity to give back to the teaching profession,” said Claire Nold-Glaser. Marilyn Nold was an elementary teacher and spent many years teaching and substituting in Puyallup, Seattle, Port Angeles and Stanwood.

“Marilyn Nold was a dear and beloved family friend,” said Morgan Bartlett, president and owner of Madrona Bay Real Estate Investments. “As I grew up, Marilyn always welcomed me into her home as part of her family. The opportunity to work with the family to honor Marilyn, and give back to the teaching field that Marilyn was a part of is the least I can do.”

The Marilyn F. Nold Memorial Housing Scholarship will be awarded at the beginning of each academic school year to a selected student enrolled at the Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University. Application forms and information can be found on the Woodring Scholarships for Teacher Education Students web site.