This one-time scholarship benefits students graduating from Davis High School in Yakima, WA. Presently, the award is $1,000.
This scholarship is presently expected to award up to $1,500 annually. Up to three scholarships will be awarded each year. Recipients will be students who are attending, or plan to attend, a Catholic college or university and demonstrate a commitment to serve the church through past activities and future plans and goals. Current recipients will be eligible to reapply and will compete with new applicants.
This scholarship is for approximately $8,000. Recipients will be students who are attending, or plan to attend, a Catholic college or university and demonstrate a commitment to serve the church through past activities and future plans and goals. Priority for this renewable scholarship is given to students graduating from Naches Valley High School who attend St. John Parish in Naches, WA.
The completed application form and all accompanying documentation must be mailed directly to the Central Washington Catholic Foundation and post-marked no later than April 1st of the year the scholarship is awarded.
Celebration of Faith Scholarship
Gaelen is graduating from Warden High School on June 8, 2018. This school year he is participating in the running start program at Big Bend Community College, where he has challenged himself by taking upper level classes in math and science. Not only has Gaelen been able to excel academically in this setting, he frequently took on leadership roles at school and in the community. Gaelen enjoyed being team captain of his high school varsity basketball team and volunteering to coach the local 4th grade boys basketball team.
Gaelen is excited to embark on a dynamic academic and spiritual journey at Carrol College in Helena, Montana. He plans on pursuing a biology degree and then continuing on to get an advanced medical degree.
Gaelen has been an active member of Our Lady of Fatima parish in Moses Lake. He has cherished the opportunities offered through the youth group program and various parish retreats. He is looking forward joining campus ministries and continuing his faith journey.
Celebration of Faith Scholarship
A past graduate of East Valley High School, Konner is an upcoming senior attending Gonzaga University. He is a double major in Psychology with a Research Concentration and English with a Writing Concentration. He is also receiving a minor in Leadership Studies through the Gonzaga's Comprehensive Leadership Program (CLP). He plans on going to grad school after graduation in hopes of seeking a career in becoming a counselor or education specialist.
John Rodriguez-Kranz Scholarship
Rosario Jazmin Ruiz Gonzalez
I graduated from A. C Davis High School as an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma candidate and top 5% of my class. During my high school years, I decided to be part of clubs that focused on being part of my community. I was a member of the Interact Club, ASB Leadership, Link Crew, M.E.C.H.A, and National Honors Society. I was also part of my church’s worship team and technology crew. For two years, I was involved with sports, but after my sophomore year I decided to focus on my studies and challenge myself academically. Raised in a low-income family I valued education as the key to open new doors for my life and for my four younger siblings. I will attend the Heritage University as an Act Six Recipient and obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. With my degree, I plan on returning to my community and be part of my community using my experiences and skills to aid the younger generation.
Mary Ellen Chott-Mahre Scholarship
I graduated from La Salle Catholic High School as salutatorian, and I will be attending Gonzaga University. I was a member of the National Honors Society, La Salle’s Campus Minister for ASB, and senior team captain for the tennis team. During the fall and winter of my junior and senior year, I volunteered as an A-Team member (youth group leader) for St. Paul’s Spy Edge Youth Group. Also, I participated in my school’s retreats as a group leader. At Gonzaga University, I plan to major in Biology or Human Physiology. In the future, I hope to pursue physical therapy with a focus on pediatrics. I am excited to continue my education and Catholic faith at Gonzaga this fall.