Gil and Kay Sparks SCHOLARSHIP

The Gil and Kay Sparks Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 by their friends to recognize their long-standing involvement in the Wenatchee Valley community. Described as, “two highly effective and prolific community builders, who with little fanfare and great humility, have made enormous contributions to civic life in the (Wenatchee) valley.  They leave us with not only a legacy of contribution but as an example of how anyone and everyone can make a positive difference”.  The Wenatchee Valley is a better place because of Gil and Kay.

This scholarship supports graduating seniors from Westside High School in Wenatchee or a similar non-traditional school in Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan Counties who are seeking further education in an accredited educational program in the US.  The committee seeks to award a promising student who demonstrates resiliency in response to life experiences.

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

Eligibility:
  1. Graduating senior from Westside High School in Wenatchee, WA or a similar non-traditional school in Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan County
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.0
  3. Demonstrate resiliency in response to life experiences
  4. Submit a High School and Beyond Plan or similar personal statement regarding personal history and goal

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.

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.

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FOUNDATION FACTS

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