Freestone Capital Management Awards Five Inaugural Future Leaders Scholarships to Students from Washington, Oregon and California

Comprehensive wealth management firm names the five recipients of $25,000 in total college scholarships for the fall 2018 school term

SEATTLE--()--Freestone Capital Management is proud to announce it has awarded five students with its inaugural Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship. The recipients include graduating high school seniors and current college students who demonstrated strong commitments to community with a drive to make a difference through servant leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.

Each student earned $5,000 in financial support for the fall 2018 school term.

“We were very impressed by the ambition and compassion of the applicants we got to know through our inaugural scholarship,” said Gary Furukawa, founder of Freestone Capital Management. “The five winners are exemplary citizens and we know they’ll have a positive impact on their communities as they pursue higher education to achieve their dreams.”

The winning students are Kellen Burgess-Alm from Seattle attending the University of Washington; Lily Morgan from Gold Bar, Washington, attending Seattle Pacific University; Andrew Ho from Clackamas, Oregon, and John Llamas from Pasadena, California, attending the University of Southern California; and Ashley Garcia from San Bernardino, California, attending the University of California, Berkeley.

Scholarship recipients expressed outstanding community involvement, aptitude and entrepreneurial skillsets to stand apart from hundreds of highly qualified applicants. The recipients’ outreach efforts include leading youth organizations, supporting people experiencing homelessness and mentoring disadvantaged students.

To determine the recipients, Freestone’s scholarship selection committee evaluated applications for the strength of their personal narratives, extracurricular interests, community involvement, entrepreneurship and financial need.

“This year’s scholarship recipients are already making a difference in their communities and share an ambition to improve global living, health and financial conditions,” said Erik Morgan, a senior partner at Freestone Capital Management. “With students pursuing degrees in international business, business administration, political science and public health, our scholarship uncovered an amazing group of analytical thinkers, doers and future leaders, and we look forward to seeing them succeed in their studies and beyond.”

Freestone has committed to providing $100,000 in total financial support for 20 students over four years, empowering deserving students to achieve a higher education.

For full details on the scholarship and to monitor for future scholarship applications, please visit the Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship website.

About Freestone Capital Management

Freestone Capital Management is a Northwest-based wealth management firm that brings together superior client service within all aspects of wealth management and a comprehensive investment approach for clients who entrust the firm to help achieve their long-term financial goals. Founded in 1999, Freestone has offices in Washington, Oregon and California.

In 2018, two Freestone advisors were named to Barron’s list of the top 1,200 financial advisors in the country, an annual state-by-state ranking. Freestone’s Erik Morgan was ranked as 2018’s Top Financial Advisor in Washington State. This was his fifth time receiving this recognition. For more information regarding the methodology, visit: Learn more about Freestone Capital Management at


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