Community members, regional board members, higher ed partners and CSF staff volunteered their time to read and score scholarship applications from aspiring college students across Washington state this spring. The Community Scholarship Read events in Spokane, Bellevue and Tacoma will help inform final selection of recipients for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship and Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth.
Over 55 readers connected with students as they read their inspiring stories and letters of recommendation. We were excited to be able to involve more supporters wanting to learn more about the students we serve and the work that we do. All selected applicants will be notified in May.
The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is funded by individuals, families, foundations and organizations to provide scholarships to low-income, first-generation students who will be attending an eligible two-year or four-year college or university in Washington state.
The Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth helps young people from foster care continue their education and earn a college degree. Since CSF and the Honorable Gary Locke established the scholarship in 2001, Former Governor Locke has been an unwavering supporter of the scholarship and worked hard to ensure subsequent Washington state governors continue this tradition of support. Proceeds from the Governors’ Cup, an annual golf tournament, provide funding for approximately 30 new scholars each year.
Engaging as a volunteer reader is one of the best ways to connect with the students CSF serves and see how education changes their lives. A heartfelt thanks to all our volunteers for your continued support of CSF and the students we serve!