James Elwyn Memorial Scholarship

The James Elwyn Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 by his beloved wife, Kathy, family and friends in remembrance of  James’s long-standing involvement in the Wenatchee Valley swimming community. James was a much-loved social studies teacher at Wenatchee High School, as well as the coach for both girls’ and boys’ swim teams.  He had the privilege of coaching each of his three children; Kayli, Connor and Austin.  James lead multiple boys and girls swim teams to top ten finishes at Sate and was named Coach of the Year by several organizations.  James’s sense of humor, combined with his passion for teaching and coaching, earned him the love and loyalty of many.  He had a positive impact on multitudes of swimmers, students and his family.

This scholarship supports graduating seniors from Chelan, Douglas or Grant Counties who are seeking further education in an accredited educational program in the US.  The committee seeks to award a promising student who demonstrates leadership in the classroom and with the team.

Application Opens: January 1st
Application Due Date: March 1st


  1. Graduating senior from Chelan, Douglas or Grant County
  2. Must have participated in a minimum of 2 years in USA swimming while in high school and/or 2 years of high school swimming
  3. Demonstrate involvement and commitment to swimming
  4. Shows leadership in the classroom and with the team


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