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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NCW

2013

SCHOLARSHIP

GUIDE


SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM & PROCESS W hat is yo u r d r e a m f or you r f u t u r e ? Are you a dedicated student? Have you overcome considerable obstacles? No matter what your talents, abilities and passions, the Community Foundation wants to help you pursue your higher education dreams. The Community Foundation of NCW is home to over 80 funds that award scholarships to help students pursue their dreams and goals at colleges, universities and trade or technical schools after high school graduation. These scholarship funds were established by caring donors who have a commitment to higher education and wish to provide opportunities and assistance to worthy students. HOW TO APPLY / DEADLINE You must download the application from our website at www.cfncw.org. See the cover page “Application Instructions” on the application for more specific details of how to apply and what to include. Applications must be postmarked by or delivered to the Foundation office by their application due date. Due dates vary; be sure to note carefully when your scholarship application is due. Each scholarship is unique - the following icons indicate what level of student is eligible to apply for the scholarship:

H = High School Student

R = Running Start Student

C = College Student

APPLYING FOR MORE THAN ONE SCHOLARSHIP Review this booklet for eligibility requirements and then apply for all the scholarships for which you qualify. Using the on-line, fill-in application form on our website makes it easy to apply for multiple scholarships. The “Application Instructions” give more details on how to do it. Remember: separate applications with complete attachments are required for each one. APPLICATION REVIEW Every application is reviewed by members of the Community Foundation’s volunteer Selection Committee. The application is reviewed first for eligibility as the Community Foundation must adhere to the specific eligibility criteria established by scholarship fund donors. After review, scholarship recipients are evaluated on an objective and competitive basis considering academic and nonacademic factors such as financial need, leadership, community service, and special circumstances. DETERMINING FINANCIAL NEED Because financial need is a factor in all but two of our scholarships, the Community Foundation looked for an equitable way to access need among applicants with a variety of family financial situations. Applicants are required to provide the Estimated Expected Family Contribution number calculated by completing the FAFSA or the online FAFSA4caster. Please see Page 3 of this brochure for more details on the Statement of Financial Need and the FAFSA4caster. AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT / PAYMENT We will contact every applicant by mid-May. Specifics about which scholarship award and the amount is announced at graduation ceremonies or awards nights. Scholarships are always paid directly to the school. You will be given a packet with redemption instructions at the time the award is announced. Once we receive the required signatures and documentation, we schedule payment. Our goal is to send payments by August 1.

QUESTIONS? Contact Lila Edlund at 509-663-7716 or e-mail lila@cfncw.org. 2


STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL NEED Fre que n t l y A s ke d Q u e s t i on s WHY HAS THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ADDED THIS REQUIREMENT? When donors establish scholarship funds at the Foundation, they tell us the criteria that is most important to them. The selection committees then search for applicants that most closely match that criteria. The majority of the donors choose to make financial need one of the criteria. Our selection committees require a consistent method of evaluating financial information among applicants. The Community Foundation found the FAFSA4caster to be an easy and time effective tool for applicants and it gives the committees the information they need. WHAT IS FAFSA4CASTER? FAFSA4caster is not an application for aid; it’s a planning tool. It’s an online tool to help college-bound students and families anticipate college costs before officially applying for federal student aid. It provides an estimate of federal student aid eligibility by instantly calculating an estimate of the Expected Family Contribution - the indicator used to estimate financial strength. WHY NOT JUST REQUIRE THE OFFICIAL FAFSA FORM? Two reasons: 1) Timing. The FAFSA guidelines require your application not be submitted before January 1 and then you must wait for the results. It’s too close to the Community Foundation’s February 15th deadline. 2) Many students won’t need to fill out the entire FAFSA form because they won’t be applying for federal financial aid. WHAT INFORMATION DOES FAFSA4CASTER PROVIDE? With the FAFSA4caster, you will be able to see what college might cost depending on the type of school you plan to attend. If you plan to attend a four-year public school, it shows the types of federal student aid that might help cover that and provides examples of aid awards showing in-state and out-of-state costs. Finally, FAFSA4caster shows any estimated financial need that remains after the estimated aid amounts and Expected Family Contribution are taken into account. WHAT OTHER BENEFITS ARE THERE? Parents of younger students can use it to receive early estimates, create scenarios based on future earnings, and to establish college savings strategies. WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I INCLUDE WITH MY APPLICATION? A copy of the page that verifies the Estimated Family Contribution you entered on the application’s Financial Statement page is required. Be sure to write in your name if it’s not printed on the page. ARE THERE OTHER CALCULATION TOOLS I CAN USE INSTEAD? Yes. Feel free to use the tool that works best for you as long as you provide documentation of the Estimated Expected Family Contribution. Some to look at are: www.collegeboard.com/fincalc/efc, www.collegeanswer.com/paying, and www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate .

HOW TO ACCESS THE FAFSA4CASTER Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/estimate and select ‘FAFSA4caster’. Prepare to answer questions about your family financial status and your college plans.

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SCHOLARSHIP TIPS & RESOURCES T i p s fo r C o m pl e t i n g your S cholar s hip Application and E s s ay Organize your surroundings and your time. Make sure you have collected the necessary documents before you begin your application process. Try to keep your documents organized and schedule a time to work on the application when you will not be distracted by outside surroundings or commitments. This will help to avoid mistakes and provide better clarity for writing your essay. Do not use covers, staples, or print double sided. Include only what is requested. Do not attach photos, editorials, etc. that are not requested. Doing so is viewed as inattention to detail, so be sure you only include what the application and criteria indicate. Stay on topic. Make sure you focus on communicating your experiences that are only relevant to the scholarship criteria. If one of the scholarship requirements is music, focus on addressing your experience with music - not backpacking, for instance, or other irrelevant activities. Use descriptive examples in your essay. A writer’s mantra is “show, don’t tell”. Remember this as you are writing your essay. Describe your experiences and how they have impacted you and/or your community. “I worked with Habitat Humanity” says much less than “I worked with a team to build a home that now provides shelter for a family of five. I realized that I can help others and help create a better community.” Scholarship reviewers want to get a sense of who you are, where you come from, and the goals you are planning to achieve. Proofread your application. Take the time to proofread your application materials - did you miss any important notes? Did you spellcheck? Do you have all of the documents the application requires? Taking the time to review your materials can make or break your chances of receiving the award. Even better: ask someone else to proof your application, too. Keep a copy. Be sure to copy your completed scholarshp packet and keep a copy for yourself. If your application is misplaced, having a copy makes it easy to resend promptly.

On l i n e S cholar s hip Res ources http://www.thewashboard.org — Free, web-based, nonprofit scholarship clearinghouse for Washington students seeking college scholarships. http://www.access.wa.gov — Washington State government services. http://www.collegeanswer.com — Explores study options and explains loan and scholarship options, evaluating award letters, and different ways of applying. http://www.college-scholarships.com — Free online scholarship searches; college admissions and financial aid office email addresses and toll free numbers, links to college web sites and online applications (by state). http://www.fastweb.com — Lets you search for scholarships based on a student's profile, one of the best known scholarship search engines. http://www.finaid.org — An introduction to college funding. Information on scholarships, plus tips on filling out forms. http://www.iefa.org — An Internet resource for financial aid information for international students wishing to study in a foreign country. A comprehensive list of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information is provided to assist students wishing to study abroad. http://www.scholarships.com — Search for scholarships by creating a personal profile that will meet your needs. http://www.scholarship-page.com — Search engine for scholarships by major field of study, country, fellowships, and more. 4


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Altrusa Scholarship Fund of Wenatchee

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $1,000 (paid over 2 years) ELIGIBILITY For women graduates of Wenatchee Valley College continuing their college education at a 4-year college or university in the USA; demonstrates financial need and scholastic ability. IMPORTANT NOTE: Must be enrolled at the 4-year university in the fall of 2013. CONTINUATION Must demonstrate a successful academic year and maintain a 2.0 GPA to keep the scholarship in place the second year.

Marlene & Henry Bauer Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $4,000 (paid over 4 years) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of a Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan county high school or a nontraditional student (adult returning to college) who will attend a community college as a full-time student; must be pursuing a career in business, marketing, management, accounting or other business related field minimum 2.5 GPA; demonstrates financial need. IMPORTANT NOTE: Must be enrolled at a community college in the fall of 2013. CONTINUATION Continuing as a full-time student in a business related major and maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA are required to keep the award in place in subsequent years.

Lee Bofto Honorary Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $800) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee High School who has participated in athletics or served the WHS athletic department in some way; minimum 2.5 GPA and passed the WASL or equivalent exam; demonstrates financial need. IMPORTANT NOTE: Involvement in athletics/service to Wenatchee High School athletic department must be addressed in personal statement. RENEWAL Not available

Brewster Mike Marin Memorial Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $700) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Brewster High School who demonstrates scholastic ability, strong moral character and integrity - based on need and potential (not demonstrated solely by grades). RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Brewster High School Rawson Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more (one will be at least $1,000) AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,650) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Brewster High School who demonstrates scholastic ability, strong moral character and integrity - based on need and potential (not demonstrated solely by grades). RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.


2013 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE Cancer Care / Betsy Tontini Nursing Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $3,000) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of a Chelan or Douglas County High School or a current Wenatchee Valley College students; plans to enroll or is enrolled in the nursing program at Wenatchee Valley College; minimum 3.0 GPA; demonstrates proven leadership ability by participation in community service and extracurricular activities; demonstrates a significant chance of success; demonstrates financial need. RENEWAL Possible after acceptance into the nursing program. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Chelan County Fire District #1 Volunteer Association Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Two (1 to Chelan County Fire Department and 1 to Chelan Douglas Firefighters Association) AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,075) ELIGIBILITY A member or retired member in good standing of the Association for at least one year OR be a spouse, child or grandchild of a member. IMPORTANT NOTE: Relationship to the Fire District MUST be addressed in the personal statement. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Chelan County Cattlemen’s Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,575) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of a Chelan County High School or a current college student who graduated from a Chelan County High School; will major in agriculture, vet medicine, home economics or family studies. Children or grandchildren of the former Chelan County Cattlemen’s Association are given preference. Be sure to address that relationship in your personal statement RENEWAL Not available.

Rudolph and Carolyn Christianson Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $13,700 (paid over 4 years) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of a Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan county high school; demonstrates promise and potential academically and in career choice; demonstrates leadership abilities; financial need NOT considered. Personal interviews are required. IMPORTANT NOTE: FAFSA4caster is NOT required. CONTINUATION Update showing educational progress and a successful academic year are required to keep the scholarship in place the following year.

Cone Family Scholarship APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,750) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Chelan High School who will be attending an accredited 4-year college; demonstrates financial need. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants. 6

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2013 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE Bud and Donna Corbin Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15. Available at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church and www.cfncw.org. NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $3,600) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior (public, private or homeschooled graduates) affiliated with Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee); demonstrates financial need. IMPORTANT NOTE: You must address your involvement at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church) in your personal statement. RENEWAL Possible if funds are available. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Melvin P. ‘Mel’ & Lyndell Crowder NCW Memorial Horticulture Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $6,600) ELIGIBILITY Currently enrolled in the Tree Fruit Production Program at Wenatchee Valley College OR the Tree Fruit Management in the Horticulture Program at WSU. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

CVCH Nursing Scholarship in Memory of Holly Williams

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APPLICATION Due June 1 NO. OF AWARDS Two AMOUNT $1,000 each ELIGIBILITY Wenatchee Valley College student enrolled in the nursing program; must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0; demonstrates a strong commitment to the nursing profession and to the community in which they serve (be sure to address this in your personal statement). RENEWAL One renewal is possible with continued enrollment in the WVC nursing program. Must reapply and compete with new applicants.

Kelly Darlington-Winton School Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT $500 ELIGIBILITY Must be both a graduating senior of Cascade High School and a former student at Winton Elementary; demonstrates financial need and potential scholastic ability. IMPORTANT NOTE: Personal statement MUST show year(s) at Winton Elementary. RENEWAL Not available

Eric DePersio Memorial Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $1,000 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee or Westside High School; demonstrates financial need, potential and scholastic ability; demonstrates significant improvement academically and/or has overcome obstacles during high school. RENEWAL Not available

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2013 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE Doell Family Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $2,200) ELIGIBILITY Must be a journalism or music major; graduating senior of a Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan

county high school; demonstrates financial need, potential and scholastic ability. RENEWAL Not available

Douglas County Waste Management Environmental Studies College Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $800 ELIGIBILITY Major in environmental science or environmental engineering; graduating senior of a Douglas County high school. RENEWAL Not available

Fern Cousineau Duncan Art Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $3,300) ELIGIBILITY Pursuing art as a career, not just as a hobby; graduating senior from Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan county; demonstrates financial need. Candidates will present a minimum of 10 pieces (not to be sent with your application) - see your art department for details. RENEWAL Not available

Ronald Dean Estes Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Two AMOUNT $1,000 each ELIGIBILITY A resident of Chelan or Douglas County; graduating senior with a GPA of at least 2.5; demonstrates financial need; has a history of working or participation in school sports, events, church activities, etc.; has an attendance record of 90% during the school calendar year; has been accepted into a college, trade school or university. First generation college students are given priority. RENEWAL Not available

First Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15. Available at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church and www.cfncw.org. NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,690) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior (public, private or homeschooled graduates) affiliated with Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee); demonstrates financial need. IMPORTANT NOTE: You must address your involvement at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church) in your personal statement. RENEWAL Possible if funds are available. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

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First Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee/Arlene Birdsell Martin Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15. Available at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church and www.cfncw.org. NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $2,000) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior (public, private or homeschooled graduates) from Chelan or Douglas county; be seeking a teaching degree at a 4-year college or university with preference given to English majors. First priority is given to students who meet the above criteria and are affiliated with Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee); second priority is given to students who meet the above criteria and are affiliated with any church; third priority is given to students who meet the above criteria. IMPORTANT NOTE: You must address your involvement at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church) or other church in your personal statement. RENEWAL Possible if funds are available. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Henry Max Galbraith / East Wenatchee Grange No. 1012 Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $700) ELIGIBILITY Douglas County resident; graduating senior enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College or a first or second year student at Wenatchee Valley College; enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College in either agriculture/agrelated field of study OR in Allied Health Sciences. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Fisk and Lila Gerhardt Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Four AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $7,200). Paid over 2 years. ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee High School; minimum 3.8 GPA; attending 4-year college or university. CONTINUATION Update showing educational progress and a successful academic year are required to keep the scholarship in place the following year.

Virgil V. and Pearl E. Gustin Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT Determined by committee (paid over 2 years) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Waterville or Mansfield High Schools; enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college, university, vocational, or technical school in the USA; financial need is considered. CONTINUATION Update showing educational progress and a successful academic year are required to keep the scholarship in place the following year.

Everett & Roy Hill Music Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT $6,500 (paid over 2 years) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior from a Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan County high school; seeking further education in the field of music (major in music); demonstrates financial need. CONTINUATION Student must show educational progress in the field of music and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 to keep the scholarship in place the second year. 9


2013 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE Jack and Dede Hill WSU Exchange Club Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $650 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee High School; must be accepted at Washington State University; based on scholarship, leadership and community service. IMPORTANT NOTE: Proof of acceptance at WSU must be included with the application. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Roy W. Hill Music Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Two. One to a Chelan County graduate and one to a Douglas County graduate AMOUNT $16,000 each (paid over 4 years) ELIGIBILITY Major in music; full-time student; graduating senior of a Chelan or Douglas county high school. Selection committee may require a personal interview. CONTINUATION Continuing to be a full-time music major in good academic standing and completion of 40 hours community service is required to keep the award in place the following year.

Gene “Sarge” Huber Band Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $1,000 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior from Wenatchee High School; must have participated in one or more of the WHS Golden Apple Band, WHS Jazz Band or WHS Wind Ensemble during each and all years at WHS; must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. RENEWAL Not available

Jessup Family Scholarship APPLICATION Due February 15

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NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $10,000 (paid over 2 years) ELIGIBILITY First generation college student seeking further education in an accredited educational program at a public institution in Washington state; graduate from any public high school in the Eastmont or Wenatchee School Districts; minimum 3.5 GPA; demonstrates financial need; demonstrates initiative to succeed academically despite obstacles. CONTINUATION Update documenting a GPA of 3.0 or better while carrying a full course load is required to keep the scholarship in place the second year.

Rowland and Ethel Slusser Jones Scholarship APPLICATION Due February 15

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NO. OF AWARDS Two AMOUNT $3,000 each (paid over 2 years) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior from Waterville High School; enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, craft, art or trade school the year immediately following graduation; minimum high school GPA of 2.5; demonstrates financial need. CONTINUATION Update documenting educational progress and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is required to keep the scholarship in place the second year.

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Dr. Steven G. Kerr Memorial Medical Scholarship APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $400 ELIGIBILITY Non-traditional student at Wenatchee Valley College enrolled in the Allied Sciences Program. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Keyes Fibre Corporation / Don Evenhus Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,990) ELIGIBILITY Dependent children (up to age 26) of current employees at the Molded Fibre Plant in Wenatchee. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Stella Knobel & Mary Jean Carter Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $2,075) ELIGIBILITY Major or minor in music; must be a passionate and experienced organist or pianist (organists given priority); full-time student; graduating senior or nontraditional student (adult returning to college) from Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan county. RENEWAL Not available

Stella Knobel/First Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee Music Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15. Available at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church and www.cfncw.org NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $575) ELIGIBILITY Must be pursuing a music career; graduating senior (public, private or homeschooled graduates) affiliated with Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee); demonstrates financial need. IMPORTANT NOTE: You must address your involvement at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church) in your personal statement. RENEWAL Possible if funds are available. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants. APPLICATION Available at First Presbyterian Church and www.cfncw.org/scholarships

Lake Chelan Rotary Scholarship

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APPLICATION Details available from Chelan or Manson High School counselors or a member of Lake Chelan Rotary NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT Determined by committee ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior from a high school in the Chelan or Manson school districts; has a career goal; demonstrates the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” through participation in school and community activities; demonstrates a commitment to advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace through fellowship. RENEWAL Not available.

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2013 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE LeMaster/Auvil Scholarship

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APPLICATION Determined by committee NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT Determined by committee ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Chelan, Eastmont and Waterville high schools; based on financial need, leadership qualities, academic potential and participation in extracurricular activities; must attend a post-secondary school in Washington State; cumulative 2.5 GPA; priority given to students who attended Orondo School. RENEWAL Not available

Harry & Kathern Lovejoy Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due June 1. Available at WVC and WSU Financial Aid offices and www.cfncw.org/scholarships NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $10,000) ELIGIBILITY Open to transfer, non-traditional and graduate students that have completed the minimum credit hours to be considered a third year student at Washington State University; will attend WSU majoring in studies that directly relate to agriculture issues (may include majors outside the College of Agriculture, Human and National Resource Sciences as long as your future work will directly impact the broad community of agriculture); demonstrates potential to impact agricultural advancements as evidenced by professor recommendations; demonstrates commitment to their studies as documented by GPA, classroom performance and any direct work experience in an agriculture related industry; demonstrates financial need; preference will be given to applicant from Central Washington defined by Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Ferry and Grant counties. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and compete with current applicants. Scholarship is available for graduate school only if applicant received the scholarship as an undergraduate. APPLICATION Available at WVC and WSU Financial Aid offices and www.cfncw.org/scholarships

Lauren Ludeman Memorial Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15

NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $2,400) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior from Waterville High School; demonstrates strong moral character and leadership through volunteerism and service to family and community; seeking further education at an accredited educational program in the USA; minimum 2.5 GPA; demonstrates financial need. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and compete with new applicants.

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Mission Scholarship APPLICATION Due April 1

NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT $1,000 travel award (not to be used for education) ELIGIBILITY Plan to travel to Latin America to provide community service through a qualified church or 501(c)(3) and will complete the mission within two years of the award; must be a junior or senior from a Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan county high school. IMPORTANT NOTE: Though it isn’t necessary to have a specific plan in place, be sure to address your desire/dream and timeframe for a mission trip in your personal statement.

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Clarence and Della Murray Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more (paid over 2 years) AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $4,600) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of a Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan county high school; based on financial need and potential scholastic ability; must demonstrate strong moral character and integrity. CONTINUATION Update showing educational progress and a successful academic year are required to keep the scholarship in place the following year.

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Hal Newman Memorial Music Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $2,350 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee High School; seeking further education in instrumental or vocal music at a 4-year college or university. RENEWAL Not available

NCW Italian Heritage Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $500 ELIGIBILITY Applicant or a legal family member must be of Italian heritage/descent; graduating senior of a Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan county high school who is accepted as a full-time student in a higher education program or a full-time Wenatchee Valley College student; demonstrate financial need. IMPORTANT NOTE: Italian heritage/descent must be addressed in personal statement. Letters of recommendation must be from a teacher and civic leader or business person. Applications are eliminated if recommendations differ from the requirement. RENEWAL Not available

Okanogan Masonic Lodge #169 - Herbert and Elizabeth Davis Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT Varies. Typically $500 - $1,000 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of any high school in Okanogan county. RENEWAL Not available

Bob & Nita Paine Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $1,000 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee or Eastmont high school; education major enrolled full-time at 4-year college/university in the USA; must have a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0; demonstrate financial need; demonstrate involvement in school and community activities. Preference given to first generation college students. RENEWAL Not available.

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2013 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE Paine Electronics Engineering Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT $10,000 (paid over 4 years) ELIGIBILITY Major in mechanical or electrical engineering; graduating senior of a Chelan or Douglas county high school; minimum 3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need. CONTINUATION Continuing to major in mechanical or electrical engineering and a successful academic year are required to keep the award in place the following year.

Paine Electronics Family Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Two AMOUNT $4,000 (paid over 4 years) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of any high school whose parents are employed by Paine Electronics; seeking further education at any technical, community college or university in the USA; minimum 2.5 GPA. CONTINUATION Update showing educational progress and a successful academic year are required to keep the scholarship in place the following year.

Tanner J. Perry Memorial Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,000) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior from Cashmere High School; enrolled in an accredited educational program with preference given to those pursuing a science/math related field; must demonstrate a commitment to extracurricular activities such as cross country, leadership and/or knowledge bowl. IMPORTANT NOTE: Letters of recommendation must include one from an educator and one from a family member or a community member to ensure this award goes to a student displaying strong moral character and demonstrates passion and concern for others. Applications are eliminated if recommendations differ from the requirement. RENEWAL Not available

Dorothy Prewitt Pohlman / AAUW Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due April 1. Available at WVC Financial Aid office and with Marcy Schley at WVC NO. OF AWARDS Two AMOUNT $1,500 each ELIGIBILITY Current or former female student at Wenatchee Valley College; must have completed a minimum of 60 credits at Wenatchee Valley College (completion of an AA degree is not required); must be accepted at a 4-year college in Washington state with plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree; successful candidate(s) will be attending the 4-year school in the fall of 2013. RENEWAL Possible if funds are available. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

Josh Putman Memorial Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $500 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Eastmont High School; accepted to an accredited educational program in the USA; minimum 2.5 GPA; demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to those who may not have the highest grades, but have shown perseverance and commitment to success and academic improvement. RENEWAL Not available 14


2013 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE Paul Reasor Memorial Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $500 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Eastmont High School accepted to an accredited educational program in the USA; have a GPA between 2.8 and 3.5; must have participated in a varsity sport for a minimum of 2 years. IMPORTANT NOTE: Personal statement should address how athletics have influenced your life and how participating in them has inspired your future educational goals. Letters of recommendation must include one from a coach and one from a teacher. Applications are eliminated if recommendations differ from the requirement. RENEWAL Not available

J. D. Riggs Memorial Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $1,000 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee High School; will major in the performing arts field, specifically acting or singing; must have a minimum GPA of 2.5; demonstrates talent, drive and the ability to overcome obstacles. IMPORTANT NOTE: Three letters of recommendation are required and must be from either a school activities adviser, employer, community activity supervisor or coach. Applications are eliminated if recommendations differ from the requirement. RENEWAL Not available

Katie Rolfs Memorial Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $500 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Chelan High School; must be a worthy student that would not meet eligibility requirements for most scholarships. RENEWAL Not available

Nick Schoffen Music Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $575 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Eastmont High School pursuing further education in the field of music at an accredited educational program in the USA. RENEWAL Not available

Melonye Shurtz Memorial Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $300 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Eastmont High School; minimum 3.0 GPA; pursuing further education in a service related field such as teaching, medical, social work, etc. as a full time student. IMPORTANT NOTE: In addition to the personal statement, applicant must submit an essay of no more than 300 words on the subject, “What difference can one person with a caring heart make?” RENEWAL Not available

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2013 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE Sybil Shearer Nursing Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due June 1 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $24,650) ELIGIBILITY Graduating high school senior or student accepted to or currently enrolled full-time in an accredited nursing program in the USA; resident within the Lake Chelan or Manson School Districts; minimum 3.0 GPA in the year prior to submitting an application; primarily based on goals in the field of nursing as described in the application essay, as well as evidence of interest in a nursing career demonstrated by volunteerism or previous employment (secondarily based on financial need). IMPORTANT NOTE: Your future goals in the field of nursing must be addressed in your personal statement and one letter of recommendation must be from a school official and one from a nonfamily member. Applications are eliminated if recommendations differ from the requirement. RENEWAL Renewable for up to 3 years or the completion of the program whichever is shorter. Future years are contingent on reapplication and remaining a full-time nursing student in good academic standing.

Silver Star Scholarship

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NO. OF AWARDS Two (One to a Chelan High School graduating senior and one to a Manson High School graduating senior) AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,850) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Chelan and Manson High School; resident of Washington State for at least one year prior to graduation; U.S. citizen or legal resident; minimum 2.5 GPA. IMPORTANT NOTE: Requires three letters of recommendation - one letter of recommendation from a school official and two from community leaders. Applications are eliminated if recommendations differ from the requirement. RENEWAL Not available

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Bob and Valerie Valaas Health Sciences Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,000) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee or Westside High School; plans to enter the Health Science program at Wenatchee Valley College; minimum 2.5 GPA; demonstrate financial need; demonstrate interest and potential aptitude in the health field and concern for others. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and compete with new applicants.

Wenatchee Bowling Association Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,690) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior or a previous recipient in their first year of college; accepted to the school of their choice; graduating seniors on Wenatchee or Eastmont bowling teams may apply - however, priority will be given to an applicant who has current, active participation in the Wenatchee Valley USBC youth bowling program including bowling in a sanctioned league; must demonstrate leadership abilities, bowling achievements, scholastic achievements and citizenship. RENEWAL Possible. Must have been a previous recipient and reapply and compete with new applicants.

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2013 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE Wenatchee Exchange Club Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Two AMOUNT $1,000 ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee or Eastmont High School; primarily based on academics and involvement in school, community and church activities. Preference is given to children or grandchildren of current or deceased members of Wenatchee Exchange Club. Be sure to address the relationship in your personal statement. RENEWAL Not available.

WHS Alumni Foundation Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $6,100) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee High School; primarily based on a demonstration of significant financial need; must show scholastic ability demonstrated by academic performance and formal test results; ideal candidate is a student capable of completing a college or technical program who might not be financially able to do so without the help of the Wenatchee High School Alumni Foundation; must include SAT scores. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and compete with new applicants.

Wenatchee High School, Class of 1952 - Jane Lovejoy Memorial Leadership Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $2,950) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior of Wenatchee High School; must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; demonstrate leadership at WHS; demonstrate leadership and service in the community. IMPORTANT NOTE: Personal statement must address leadership skills. Three letters of recommendation are required. Applications are eliminated if recommendations differ from the requirement. RENEWAL Not available

Wenatchee Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT $2,000 ELIGIBILITY Demonstrates a high degree of service to others (community, church, family, etc.); shows academic merit; graduating senior of a Chelan or Douglas County high school; minimum 2.5 GPA but ideal candidate would have a 3.5 or better; financial need is considered but not above service to others and academic merit; preference is given to Key Club members or students who have a family member who is/has been in Kiwanis. Be sure to address the relationship in your personal statement. IMPORTANT NOTE: Personal statement should address your commitment to volunteerism and should include an estimate of volunteer hours during your high school career. RENEWAL Not available

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2013 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One AMOUNT Determined by committee ELIGIBILITY Current or prior graduate within the Wenatchee or Eastmont school district boundaries; enrolled or will enroll as a full-time student at a college, university or trade school; GPA between 2.5 and 3.5; demonstrates a degree of service to family, school or community; demonstrates leadership qualities or potential; demonstrates financial need; shows academic strength and/or significant academic improvement. Submit up to 5 letters of recommendation from people who know you well such a teacher, counselor, coach, community mentor, etc. Personal statement should address future educational plans, how you overcame a personal or academic challenge or adversity, how you will use this ‘gift of education’ to make a difference within your school, home or community. The Rotarian motto is “Service Above Self” - what does this mean to you? RENEWAL Once awarded, scholarship can be renewed annually with reapplication and demonstrated success in student’s field of study.

Wenatchee Women’s Bowling Association - Opal Wickland Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,640) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior or a previous recipient in their first year of collage; must be accepted to the school of their choice; graduating seniors on the Wenatchee or Eastmont High School bowling teams may apply - however, priority will be given to an applicant who has current, active participation in the Wenatchee Valley USBC youth bowling program including bowling in a sanctioned league; must demonstrate leadership abilities, bowling achievements, scholastic achievements and citizenship. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and compete with new applicants

Wenatchee Valley Street Rods Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS One or more AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $1,730) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior from a high school in Chelan County, Eastmont School District or Quincy School District majoring in an automotive field OR Wenatchee Valley College students enrolled in a medically related field; must have maintained a good record of citizenship and responsibility and not have a public criminal record. RENEWAL Possible. Must reapply and compete with new applicants.

Grace Motteler Ekman Whitley Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee but awards are made to each school AMOUNT Determined by committee ELIGIBILITY Graduating high school senior from Leavenworth, Manson, Tonasket and Wenatchee High Schools; must have a 2.5-3.25 GPA; successful candidates will be those who, though maybe not having the highest grades, demonstrate perseverance, commitment and a determination to improve their future through education; personal statement should focus on student’s motivation for academic improvement. RENEWAL Not available

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Andrew York Memorial Scholarship

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APPLICATION Due February 15 NO. OF AWARDS Determined by committee AMOUNT Determined by committee (will distribute $3,000) ELIGIBILITY Graduating senior from any high school in Washington state; must have been active in their community, specifically in drug and alcohol prevention or awareness; must be accepted into an accredited college, university or trade school; must show financial need and involvement in community, school and/or church. RENEWAL Not available

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