LeMaster / Auvil SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was originally established in the early 1960s to honor the memory of Merceda LeMaster a teacher at the then one room Orondo School. The entire community of Orondo has contributed to the growth of this scholarship fund. Among those contributors were Grady and Lillie Auvil who, wanting to assure the scholarship continued in perpetuity, made provisions in their wills. The fund came to the Community Foundation in 2008 through the estate of Lillie Auvil. This scholarship supports graduating seniors from Chelan, Eastmont, or Waterville High School, with special emphasis on students who attended Orondo School. The committee seeks to award students who demonstrate financial need, leadership, academic potential, and participation in extracurricular activities.

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

Eligibility:
  1. Graduating senior from Chelan, Eastmont or Waterville High School; priority is given to students who attended Orondo School
  2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
  3. Plans to enroll in an accredited educational program in Washington State
  4. Award decisions are made based on financial need, leadership qualities, academic potential, and participation in extracurricular activities

Note: This scholarship is occasionally paid over multiple years. In the case of multi-year scholarships, future payment requires an update showing educational progress and a successful academic year to keep the scholarship in place. 

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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