WVC Foundation awards over $188,000 in winter scholarships

March 5, 2024

Media Contact:  
Ellora La Shier, WVC Foundation scholarship program manager, 509-682-6417

The Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Foundation is proud to announce over $188,000 was awarded in scholarships during the winter quarter cycle. This brings the total awarded for the academic year to $690,000, with more to be awarded in the spring quarter. 

Seventy students were awarded scholarships through the cycle with an average award of $2,400. The awards can be used to cover expenses for the remainder of the academic year, providing financial support for tuition, books, transportation, and other necessary costs. 

The winter quarter cycle was the first time a roll-over application process was implemented, allowing students who applied in the fall but did not receive a scholarship to be automatically considered for an award. Twenty-nine students who had originally submitted applications in the fall were awarded scholarships during the winter.

“The WVC Foundation’s scholarship program continually identifies and implements processes to be student-centric,” said Scholarship Program Manager Ellora La Shier. “The roll-over application is an effort to make the process low barrier for students who previously applied but did not receive an award.”

Of the recipients, 24% are part of a student support group on campus, including the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA), or TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS). 55% of the scholarship recipients are the first in their families to attend college. Over half of the scholarship recipients have already taken college coursework at WVC.

The WVC Foundation’s mission to provide equitable access to education is due to the generosity of donors. To learn more about the WVC Foundation, visit wvc.edu/foundation.


The WVC Foundation was incorporated in 1971. The foundation’s mission is to provide equitable access to education and invest in student success through philanthropy. For information on how to make a gift to the foundation, establish a scholarship or include the WVC Foundation in your estate plans, contact (509) 682-6410. Visit the WVC Foundation website at http://www.wvc.edu/foundation.

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The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:

  • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Joe Eubanks,
  • Mish ee twie, 1321A, (509) 682-6716, title9@wvc.edu.
  • To request disability accommodations: Student Access Manager, Kristina Li, Wenatchi Hall 2131, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: dial 711, sas@wvc.edu.