2018-2019 Scholar Spotlight


Dominique Jackson

Dominique is a first generation college student and starts her first year of college at UW-Tacoma. She wants to major in Film and Media and minor in Business to create movies one day. She is extremely motivated and says, “I am passionate about working hard for something you want. I want to show my family that the impossible does not exist.” We look forward to seeing Dominique continue to shine!


Stephen cooper

Graduating from Frankling Pierce High School, Stephen now attends Western Washington University. He wants to major in Political Science to create changes in the future. Stephen says, “While in high school I worked as a manager at a local Domino’s to save up for college, unsure of how I was going to fill the holes in my financial aid package. I am now a student at WWU pursuing my degree and that is in part, to The Panago Foundation. I hope I can live up to the legacy he has left behind.” Congrats, Steph!


Annalicia Bing

Annalicia is an awesome student starting her first year at UW-Tacoma wanting to major in Business and Management. She would like to one day work with early learners and own her own childcare facility. She says, “Thank you for the boost of confidence you have given me through this amazing opportunity. While education was always a priority, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to attend college. Through my participation in Ready to Rise, I got to meet your amazing Foundation that has now blessed me with a scholarship.” We’re so proud of you, Annalicia!