Local students awarded CFNCW scholarships

QUAD CITIES – Ten students from Quad City schools are among 228 students from North Central Washington and beyond named as recipients of $1,061,700 in scholarship funds from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW).
A CFNCW media release said this year’s award represents “the largest amount and number of student recipient to date.”
The 10 local area students include:
Anna Williams
Dylan Rholand Busch
Jillian Piechalski
Lucas Miller
Yadhira Ascencion
Anah Wulf
Andrea Baird
Ben Witt
Camila Mendivil Bernal
Emily Thomsen
CFNCW manages more than 120 scholarships established by individuals, families and businesses who support local students’ career and education goals.
“Each scholarship’s criteria is unique and set by the donor, with many seeking to help students with the greatest financial need,” the release said.
The 30 percent increase in this year’s funding comes largely from new scholarships. Two of those include a $195,000 bequest from Edna Maguire supporting students attending Washington State University and a $50,000 bequest from Edith Zur Hausen supporting students studying engineering and agriculture.
“We are so grateful and delighted to provide financial support to more students than ever before” said Julie Mott, scholarship specialist. “It’s so exciting to know over $1 million has been invested in our local students’ futures, and that it’s all because of generous people in our communities who care to make that investment.”

CFNCW executive director Ben Stipe said the scholarships will be life-changing for many students.

“These funds will grow over time through the Foundation’s prudent investments, so awards will increase and continue to be granted to students - forever. That’s the power of an endowment, and the incredible gift of leaving a legacy,” Stipe said.

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