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2021 - 22 Scholarship Award Winners

BLET Auxiliary Scholarship Awards for School Year 2021 – 2022

  • October 12, 2021

LECMPA is proud to announce the winners of the BLET Auxilary/LECMPA scholarship for the upcoming school year. These $2,500 scholarships, funded by LECMPA and administered by the BLET Auxilary, help the children and families of railroaders defray education costs and help to minimize student debt. Congratulations!  

RECIPIENTS OF LECMPA $2500 AWARDS

ALISON ANDERSON – Alison will be attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Her father, Mark Anderson, is a member of BLET Division 333 in St. Paul, Minnesota and works for Union Pacific Railroad. Her mother, Nancy Anderson, is an auxiliary member-at-large.

NATALIE KING-SHAW – Natalie will be attending the University of San Diego as a Junior. Her father, James Forrest King-Shaw, is a member of BLET Division 158 in Sparks, Nevada. Her mother, Linda King-Shaw is an auxiliary member-at-large.

RECIPIENT OF $1000 AUXILIARY AWARD IN MEMORY OF LEONA A. LOUIS

JARED BISBIKIS – Jared will be attending the University of San Francisco as a Junior. His father, Jason Bisbikis, is a member of BLET Division 839 in Stockton, California, and works for the BNSF railroad. His mother, Kathleen Bisbikis, is a member of the NorCal Auxiliary in Stockton, California.

RECIPIENTS OF $1000 AUXILIARY AWARDS

CAMBRYANA BACKUS – Cambryana will be attending West Texas A&M University as a Freshman. Her father, Shane Backus, is a member of BLET Division 299 in Amarillo, Texas, and works for the BNSF railroad. Her mother, Cindy Backus, is a member of the Amarillo Auxiliary No. 99.


JASON BALDWIN – Jason will be attending the Aveda Institute in Portland, Oregon. His father, Steve Baldwin, is a member of BLET Division 362 in La Grande, Oregon, and works for the Union Pacific Railroad. His mother, Christine Baldwin, is a member of the Eastern Oregon Auxiliary in La Grande, Oregon.


DANIELLE FINCHAM – Danielle will be attending the College of Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Her father, Fred Fincham, is a member of BLET Division 224 in Marysville, Kansas. Her mother,
Nancy Fincham, is an auxiliary member-at-large.


CHAD MARTIN – Chad will be attending Otero Junior College as a Freshman. His father, Troy Martin, works for BNSF Railroad, and is a member of BLET Division 430 in Trinidad, Colorado. His mother, Lisa Martin, is an auxiliary member-at-large.


MAYA RAMSEIER – Maya will be attending the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point as a Freshman. Her stepfather, Eric Stroik, works for CN Railway, and is a member of BLET Division 174 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and an auxiliary member-at-large. Her mother, Kate Giblin, is an auxiliary member-at-large.


BRENDEN RUNION – Brenden will be attending the University of Wyoming in Cheyenne, Wyoming. His father, Cory Runion, works for the Union Pacific Railroad, and is a member of BLET Division 116 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. His mother, Jacqueline Runion, is an auxiliary member-at-large.

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