Rowland and Ethel Slusser Jones SCHOLARSHIP

Rowland and Ethel Mae Slusser Jones were born in 1912 to pioneer Waterville families. Both were from loving, caring, hard-working farming families. Rowland and Ethel did not have any children of their own, but they had many nieces and nephews who filled their lives with joy. Both Rowland and Ethel Mae felt they had been blessed in life by growing up in Waterville, which gave them a good start and a strong sense of community. They felt strongly about the power of education, and the importance of giving back in a way that might be helpful to graduates of their beloved hometown. As a result, they chose to gift their estate to worthwhile causes, including the establishment of this scholarship fund through the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.

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

Eligibility:
  1. Graduating senior from Waterville High School
  2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
  3. Demonstrates financial need
  4. Enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university, craft, art or trade school the year immediately following graduation

Note: This scholarship is paid over two years and requires an update showing educational progress and a successful academic year to keep the scholarship in place the second year. 

 

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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