Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship Application


“If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything”

            “Carpe diem…Seize the day!”  These words epitomize Brett Akio Jensen’s zest for life, passion for learning, and exuberant personality.  In his short life, Brett touched and influenced the lives of so many people and truly left an everlasting impact on his family, his friends, and Cascade High School.

            Brett graduated from Cascade High School with the class of 2001 as ASB President, a member of the Hall of Fame, a 4.0 scholar, and a graduation speaker. Throughout his high school career, Brett was involved in student leadership, government, football, track, community service, Hi-Q team, and many other activities.  Above all, he was a sensitive, kind, funny, and loving human being.

            This scholarship was established in memory of Brett Akio Jensen, who tragically and unexpectedly died in a fall at the University of Washington on May 7, 2002.  Because Brett was a life-long learner, the Jensen family, relatives, many friends, and the community generously donated to Brett’s scholarship fund. This fund enables a Cascade High School student to continue efforts to reach his/her dreams and goals through a post-high school education.

The Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Cascade High School senior in the amount of $5000.  In making the selection of the recipient, a scholarship committee will give consideration based on academics (minimum 3.2 GPA), leadership, school and community activities, character, and post-secondary educational goals (4 year university, 2 year community college, and/ or vocational/ technical college)

Please complete the attached application and return to Mrs. Taylor at the Cascade High School Counseling Center by April 18, 2017 (Tuesday)  

Scholarship Info:  BAJ App Cover Letter 2017 (pdf)  BAJ App Cover Letter 2017 (doc)

Scholarship Application:   BAJ 2017 Scholarship Application (pdf) BAJ 2017 Application Word (doc)

Brett’s Run 8 Poster!

Brett's Run 8 Sponsor Poster

Here it is, hot off the press, the 2017 Brett’s Run poster!   These are the sponsors who help make this such a special event  and we appreciate the support!

The posters are created by Randy Hughes each year.  Thanks Randy!

Download the poster as a .jpg file by clicking here:  Poster- JPG

Download as a .pdf file by clicking here:  Poster- PDF 


Brett_s Run 8



Just 6 Months Away!


Time seems to be going by so quickly so we are hoping that you will mark your calendars for Saturday, August 26, 2017.  On this date, just 6 months away,  the Brett Jensen Memorial Walk and Run 8 will be held at Legion Memorial Park in north Everett.  We are so looking forward to seeing all of you again after taking a year off to focus on and celebrate Megan and Derick’s wedding.
We will let you know when more information and details become available.  Check back here and also on our Facebook page:  Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship 
Again, please save the date…August 26, 2017.
Thank you,
The Brett Jensen Foundation

Brett’s Run 8- Please save the date!

Brett’s Run/Walk returns next summer, in August, 2017!  After one year off, we will be hosting Brett’s Run /Walk at Everett Legion Memorial Park, on Saturday, August 26, 2017.  Please save the date and share with your friends and family.

We will also have a wide variety of items available for bidding at the Brett’s Run/Walk  Silent Auction. The silent auction is open for viewing and bidding before and even during the run/walk and closes after the last runners and walkers have returned.  Proceeds and donations go directly to the Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Brett’s Run/Walk 8 will start just after 9 am.  Registration will be available online early next year and we also accept registrations via snail mail.   We will be posting more information in the coming months, please check back.

We are looking forward to another special event and appreciate the continued donations, participation and support.

In Loving Memory-


Brett Akio Jensen-   August 28, 1982 – May 7, 2002.

Today you would be 34. We can’t help but wonder…Where would you be?  What would you be doing?  Would you have found love?   We miss you so much. You are loved. Mom, Dad, and Megan –   The Herald (Everett)

Jaidacyn Madrigal- 2016 Everett Rotary/Brett Jensen Memorial Scholarship ($7,500)

Jaidacyn Madrigal  2016 Everett Rotary -Brett Jensen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Jaidacyn Madrigal with Janice and Don Jensen

Congratulations Jaidacyn Madrigal- recipient of the 2016 Everett Rotary/Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship ($7,500)