WVC students received more than $220,000
in scholarships through WVC Foundation
Eighty-six Wenatchee Valley College students are a little closer to reaching their dreams thanks to more than $220,000 in scholarships awarded through the WVC Foundation during 2008-2009. The average scholarship is $1,000 for each recipient.
"In this economy, scholarships are even more important," said WVC President Jim Richardson. "We are grateful to our donors and for the volunteer work of our foundation board members to make higher education possible for so many of our students."
Connie Bean, president of the WVC Foundation, noted the organization's primary mission is to raise funds to help students and the college. "Giving scholarships to students to help them pursue their dreams gives us great pleasure," she said.
Among the largest sources for scholarships are the Prebble, Morris, HOPE, Nurses for Tomorrow, and ACE Leadership endowments.
An additional 18 WVC students were awarded WVC scholarships totaling $15,000.
Although many scholarships have already been awarded for 2009-10, some are still available, according to Laura Cunning of the WVC Financial Aid Office. Approximately $27,000 for tree fruit and other agriculture students is still available. If an agriculture student has already submitted an application, he or she should follow-up with the financial aid office.
The college also awards scholarships during winter quarter (January through March) if any funds previously awarded were not used by the students originally selected.
Scholarship application forms are available on the WVC Web site at www.wvc.edu or from the WVC Financial Aid Office in Wenatchi Hall.