2018 Alumnae Endowed Scholarship Finalists

The Palmer Society Alumnae Endowed Scholarship is proud to announce that this year's top scholarship prize has been awarded to Nicole Dalton ’18, Yerin Kwak ’18, and Daniela Vega ’19. Each sister will receive $2,311 for her education during the Spring 2018 semester. We thank all our alumnae volunteers and donors for making the Endowed Scholarship possible.

Get to Know the Alumnae Endowed Scholarship Award Winners


Nicole Dalton '18

Nikki is a senior English Literature and Psychology double major from Duvall, Washington. Since pledging in 2015, Nikki has served in many elected positions, including Social Chair, Secretary, and Vice President. Beyond Palmers, Nikki serves as a research assistant to a faculty member in the psychology department, and is also a member of the Sigma Tau Delta and Psi Chi honor societies on campus. Nikki has also been both a staff writer and section editor for The Quaker Campus, Resident Advisor, and peer mentor.

Nikki writes, "I am thankful beyond words to have been named one of the recipients of the Palmer Society Alumnae Endowed Scholarship this year. This scholarship means so much to me as it not only acknowledges our efforts within the sisterhood itself, but also our continued desire to grow as women, striving for our utmost potential. Though my graduation is rapidly approaching, Whittier is just the first step in my journey to become a clinical psychologist, and this scholarship will help aid me in making my educational dreams a reality.”

Yerin Kwak '18

Yerin is a senior Biology major who grew up in both Yangon, Myanmar and Seoul, Korea. She pledged in 2015 and is the current chair of the Publicity and Historian Committees. She also has chaired the Scholarship and Community Service committees in the past. In addition to her involvement with the Palmer Society, Yerin is the current Marketing Manager for KPOET Radio Station and has studied abroad in Greece and China.

Yerin shares, “I'm so grateful to receive this scholarship because it is an award for my hard work throughout my years at Whittier and also an encouragement to successfully finish my last semester.”

Daniela Vega '19

Daniela is a junior History and Spanish double major from Westmorland, California. Daniela is this year’s Palmer Homecoming Chair, and helped plan a successful brunch that was attended by 50 Palmer alumnae. Additionally, she is a current Mellon Mays Fellow as well as co-President of First Gen and Allies.

Daniela writes, “Receiving the Palmer Scholarship means that I will have more time to focus on my studies and extracurricular activities. It will take a lot off my shoulders, as it will help finish paying for my study abroad expenses.”




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