ALEX O SANTILLANES SCHOLARSHIP

Alex O. Santillanes touched and saved the lives of many by working tirelessly to create a positive future for the youth of the Yakima Valley. His endeavors included gang outreach, acting as a student guidance counselor, community organizer for Yakima County Substance Abuse Coalition, and student retention specialist at A.C. Davis High School. His biggest accomplishment was establishing a local chapter of Barrios Unidos in the Yakima Valley. The group collaborated with gang leaders to declare Barrios Unidos a neutral, safe zone for the youth and provide assistance to gang members who wanted to leave a gang. In addition to mentoring students, he empowered parents with information on how to keep their children out of gangs. This scholarship was originally established as the Washington Hispanic Roundtable Scholarship, but was renamed in 2015 to honor the life and work of Alex Santillanes.

Application Opens: January 1st
Application Due Date: March 1st

Eligibility:
  1. Graduating senior of a high school in the Yakima Valley (A.C. Davis, East Valley, Eisenhower, West Valley, or Yakima Valley Tech)
  2. Hispanic resident of Washington state
  3. Seeking further education at an accredited 2-yr or 4-year college or university in Washington state
  4. Minimum GPA of 2.0
  5. Special consideration is given to students affected by a history of cultural, social and economic inequities, particularly if the applicant has ever resided in a single parent family and/or the applicant’s parents did not complete high school

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.”

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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.

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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.

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