John and Elnora Smith SCHOLARSHIP

John and Elnora Smith were long-time Orondo orchardists who were active in business and strong community contributors. The Smiths believed in the importance of education. As a result, the John and Elnora Smith Foundation established an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of North Central Washington in 2014. The scholarship was established to help students in the Orondo, Waterville and Eastmont School Districts who are strong academically and demonstrate good citizenship and an interest in their community.

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

  1. Three scholarships are given:
    • One to a current graduate of Waterville High School
    • One to a current graduate of Eastmont High School who is a resident of the Orondo School District
    • One to a current graduate of Eastmont High School who is a resident of the Eastmont School District
  2. Award based on scholarship, citizenship, community involvement and financial need
  3. Award is not renewable

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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CHARITABLE FUNDS

FOUNDATION FACTS

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