Amanda Howe Memorial Scholarship

$12,430 of $45,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 26 months
Amanda (Mandy) Karsten Howe passed away on August 20, 2016.  Mandy was a brilliant person with huge artisitic and science skills.  She always had a love for the biological sciences.  She found and focused on the  branch of entomology, and in specific terms - Arachnology.  She had a global network of professional relationships which included several academic institutions such as Iowa State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Washington, University of California, the Southwestern Biological Institute, and numerous scientists, authors and peers.  ALL who became dear friends.

Mandy was a self-taught, global expert on the biology and taxonomy of Spiders.  Whether helping someone on their thesis or putting a worried parent's mind at ease, Mandy was the consummate advocate for spiders.

Mandy's personal struggles did not permit her to complete college.

Her parents, Laura and Curt wish to gather funds to set up a perpetual science scholarship trust in Mandy's name so that in the future, many people will benefit from her work and her relationships with all that knew her.

Please visit and Sign our Guest Book that celebrates Mandy's life at:

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We are shortening the list on academic institutions where Mandy's Memorial Scholarship will be applied. Our focus is on top rated institutions offering the best rated entomology programs in the United States where aspiring scientists with financial need can accomplish their educational goal(s).

We are honored by the participation on Mandy's behalf and we thank all donors. We have had some requests from donors who do not want to enter their credit card information on the internet and folks that do not have access to the internet.

For those wishing to mail a check, please mail the check to the following address:

Amanda Howe Memorial Account
Columbia Bank N.A.
Account Suffix -9755
501 Roosevelt Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022-2929
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$12,430 of $45,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 26 months
Created September 25, 2016
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Laura Paxson
15 months ago

Thinking of you today.

Dan Lam
17 months ago

Was just looking through my Facebook friends and it reminded me I hadn't donated yet....

Eileen & Fred Smethers
17 months ago

Our heart felt condolences.

Sally and Kraig Rice
23 months ago

Mandy was a smart, amazing sweet soul who in her short life made us laugh, showed us the beauty in the smallest of creatures and bestowed so much compassion for others. Not a day goes by that am not reminded of her in some way.

Brent and Marilyn Holl
23 months ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Please add this to the fund. Best Always. Brent and Marilyn Hill

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