Snohomish Education Foundation awards $190,000.00 in Scholarships to Snohomish School District students
Celebrating 30 years of service, the Snohomish Education Foundation announced that 176 graduating seniors received 145 scholarships with a combined total of $190,000.00 in college scholarships. These funds are a combined total of funds raised through Snohomish Education Foundation and community groups who SEF administers funds for. In 2016, the following organizations established new scholarships for Snohomish School District students: KlaHaYa Days, Professional Youth Human Resource Leaders of Snohomish County, Snohomish High School Theatrical Legacy, Monroe Rotary, Snohomish Wedding Guild, Chartwell’s, BOLD Scholarship from the Wilson Family Trust, Nicholas & Helen Resar & family. New scholarships were named for retiring District superintendent, Dr. Bill Mester and SEF Founders, Marian Berge and Mal Harding for their years of service with SEF during the past 30 years.
Committee Chair, Carol Robinson commented that “the support of our community is amazing and gives our students the encouragement and support to pursue their dreams. We are fortunate to have the many community individuals and organizations that show their support for our students and their education.”
The mission of Snohomish Education Foundation is to “foster learning by expanding opportunities for Snohomish School District students”.
The Foundation sincerely thanks our growing list of Annual supporters. SBI, Boeing, Corstone Contractors, Mt. Pacific Bank, Coastal Community Bank, Beresford Company, Kirtley Cole, Skydive Snohomish, Comcast, Centennial Family Dental, McKinstry, Foster Pepper, Ideal Communications, Moss Adams and Tonya Mock/Windermere Real Estate.
Imagine… all the Places They’ll Go The generosity of our community grows year after year. This year we were able to award over 175 individual scholarships to Snohomish’s Glacier Peak, Snohomish and Aim High class of 2015 totaling $170,000. These scholarships were funded in partnership with local businesses, organizations, and families. With increases in college tuition each year these scholarships become evermore important to the next generation of our Snohomish School District students. With the help of our many generous sponsors Snohomish School District’s High School seniors were able to pursue their dreams. Here is what one recipient had to say about their scholarship. “I am so blessed to have received this scholarship because it helps me reach my lifelong goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. I want to make a difference in the lives of children and this award helps me get closer to that goal.” Learn how you can help fund college dreams. Scholarships are tax deductible donations and assist students with costs associated with higher education. These scholarships are easy to start and rewarding to give. We encourage all of our scholarship sponsors to provide eligibility standards and/or participate in hand selecting their recipient(s). Each spring we hold a special ceremony to celebrate student accomplishments and invite sponsors to meet their recipients. Here are a few reasons that scholarships are an ideal giving opportunity. • Local businesses may choose to award scholarships for a variety of reasons: to encourage study in their chosen field, increase their pool of qualified employees, or provide a community service. • Service organizations award scholarships each year that encourage volunteerism within the community and reward students for good citizenship. • Scholarships in the name of a family or in honor of a loved one. Scholarships are an incredible way to leave a legacy for a person or an entity. The Snohomish Education Foundation not only provides administrative support, it also awards several thousand dollars in funds each year to students. The Foundation can also assist with the creation and maintenance of endowments. Endowments are principal investments that self fund awards through earnings. Contact us today at 360.568.5292 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can sponsor your own scholarship and make a young person’s college dreams a reality, or to donate to this worthwhile Foundation.
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