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Kathy Lundgren Scholarship

Kathy Lundgren Memorial Scholarship

Kathy Lundgren was born in Spokane and raised on a dairy farm. She attended Reardan schools, graduating from Reardan High School in 1975. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics with emphasis in Foods and Nutrition with a minor in Business Administration from Washington State University in 1978.  She received a Master’s Degree in Adult and Continuing Education, specializing in Consumer Education. Her master’s degree was from Washington State University.

Kathy became an Area Extension Agent in January 1980. She worked in Lincoln-Adams Counties as a Family Living Agent with 4-H responsibilities. She was appointed County Chairman in June 1982.

Kathy died in August 1982, after a fall. She was survived by her parents, Lloyd and Norma Lundgren, a brother, David Lundgren, a sister, Betty Donaldson; her grandparents; and numerous aunts and uncles.

The Kathy Lundgren Memorial Scholarship was established by the Washington Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences to provide financial support for professional improvement opportunities for Association members. According to her parents, “Kathy loved her work and was very proud of her profession.”

In 1987, the Association expanded the scholarship financial base to include memorials on behalf of those whose lifework was dedicated to family living programs.

Association members can apply for the scholarship following the described guidelines and eligibility requirements.

Application Requirements

  • Applicant must be current member of Washington Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences one year prior to application.
  • A maximum of $300 per candidate or team per year will be awarded. One year must lapse before reapplying.
  • A maximum of two scholarships will be awarded each year.
  • Scholarships will be awarded twice a year, one month following the application due dates of March 1 and September 1.
  • Projects must be completed within one year of receiving the award.
  • Scholarships are not appropriate for those activities associated with an advanced degree program.
  • Applications must precede the event or completion of project.
  • Application forms are due to the Professional Improvement Chairman on or before March 1 or September 1.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Professional Improvement Committee and approved by the Board.


  1. Attend short term subject matter or related course, seminar, conference, workshop, or other professional training event. Scholarships are to be used for registration, course fees or travel.
  2. Development of educational materials for innovative projects, programs, or social media.
  3. Attend NEAFCS National Meeting as a first time attendee. Scholarships can be used for registration, lodging, or travel.

The scholarship application is a fillable PDF. It can be downloaded, or accessed under Kathy Lundgren Scholarship in the left side, web site menu. Complete the application and submit it to the Professional Development Committee Chair.