Omak Foundation scholarships

WVC at Omak Foundation awards $6,000 in winter-quarter scholarships

Media Contact: Jennifer Short, Omak Foundation board executive secretary, 509.422.7835

The Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Foundation recently awarded $6,000 in multiple scholarships to students this winter. The ten scholarships ranged from $500 to $1,000 each. The Omak Foundation Scholarship Committee reviewed the submitted applications and selected ten recipients.

Laura Gribble of Omak and Troy Riling-Anderson of Okanogan were awarded $1,000 each from the Vaughan Memorial Scholarship, in memory of Dolores Vaughan. This memorial scholarship is from donations made by her family. Both Gribble and Riling-Anderson are majoring in the associate of arts and sciences transfer degree.

The following scholarships, worth $500 each, were made possible through the combined support of Steve and Joyce Chervinskas, Stan Berg Memorial Fund, Franklin Allen Memorial Fund, and the Okanogan Regional Home Health and Hospice Endowment Fund.

Alice Early, Okanogan, associate of arts and sciences degreeRosaura Vargas, Malott, nursingSergio Duarte, Omak, associate of arts and sciences transfer degreeBilly Taft, Omak, aerospaceLauralei Seiber, Tonasket, nursingEnrique Ortega, Tonasket, criminal justice, associate of technical sciences degreeJulio Perez, Bridgeport, nursingMiranda Sales, Nespelem, associate of arts and sciences transfer degree

The Omak Foundation would like to thank donors for their support over the past year. Special thanks to Steve and Joyce Chervinskas, the family of Dolores Vaughan, the Okanogan Regional Home Health and Hospice Fund, the Stan Berg Memorial Fund, and the Franklin Allen Memorial Fund for supporting the scholarships and mission of the Omak Foundation.


Other interested organizations and/or people interested in making a tax-deductible donation are encouraged to contact Jennifer Short at or call 509-422-7835.  Donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 1374, Omak, WA 98841-1374. Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Foundation is an I.R.S. Code Sec. 501(c)(3) Charitable Corporation and all donations are tax-deductible.