Community Foundation of NCW Awards Over $1.1M in Scholarships

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $1,123,900 to 216 students across North Central Washington and beyond – the largest award amount to date.

The Foundation now manages over 130 scholarships established by individuals, families, and businesses from across the region who care deeply about supporting local students’ education. Each scholarship is unique – the criteria is set by the donor and can range from academic achievement to community involvement to overcoming obstacles – and supports students attending community college university, or trade school. Most scholarships aim to support students with the greatest financial need.

Scholarships are a very personal way to give back to the community” said Beth Stipe, the foundation’s executive director. “They often honor the memory of a loved one, or support students attending their alma mater, or simply help a student that otherwise wouldn’t be able to advance their education. We are honored to be the charitable giving vehicle for those who want to help students in our region achieve their dreams!”

Students apply online and are matched to scholarships for which they can apply. A scholarship selection committee is assigned to each scholarship to review and select the recipient. There were 280 volunteers this year that helped review over 2,400 applications received. “Our scholarship committee volunteers are vital to a fair selection process” said Julie Mott, the foundation’s scholarship specialist. “They have the hard but rewarding job of finding the right student that matches the spirit and integrity of the scholarship. We are incredibly grateful for the time, dedication, and thoughtfulness they bring to the table.”

The next scholarship application cycle opens January 1st with deadlines of March 1 and June 1. Students will need to complete the FAFSA and collect letters of recommendation, so it is encouraged to start the application process as early as possible.

View the list of award recipients 

Leave a Comment





Subscribe to the CFNCW e-newsletter for donor news, scholarship opportunities, and good work being done in the community. 

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

GIVE TO A FUND

ESTABLISH A FUND

GIVE FROM YOUR WILL

GIVING CARD

BECOME A PIG

GIFTS OF STOCK

YOUR GIFT AT WORK

Tenoch Mandujano

Tenoch Mandujano

Scholarship Recipient

"My father was a migrant agricultural worker who eventually started his own cherry and apple orchard. [He] told me if I wanted to live a better life, I had to get an education. I plan on starting a career with the Chelan PUD with a passion for renewable energy and in turn give back to my parents and community for supporting my dreams.”

2019RIGOutreach-RosieYardSigns-Crop

Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services

REGIONAL IMPACT GRANT RECIPIENT

The Regional Impact Grant provided funds to hire a Housing Justice and Outreach Coordinator to visit rural and underserved areas. Rosie’s bilingual and bicultural skills and experience have increased equity of service. Rosie is building partnerships with local organizations through events such as the Columbia Valley Community Health’s Back to School Drive, as well as posting yard signs.

ThomasSmith

Aero Methow Rescue Service

STRATEGIC CONSULTING GRANT RECIPIENT

Due to being rural, remote, and geographically isolated Aero Methow Rescue Service must be prepared to do more than respond to emergencies. We have become a healthcare partner who fills gaps in service.  This program allows our board the time and ability to work with a Strategic Planner to modify our plan to address those gaps.

$0 M

ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

$0 M

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

0+

CHARITABLE FUNDS

FOUNDATION FACTS

arc-darkest-green-01