$6,000 was distributed to 3 students through the 2016 Celebration of Faith Catholic College Scholarships!
Catherine is a 2015 graduate of Ephrata High School and a current Junior at Gonzaga University. She is pursuing a degree in Religious Studies and Certification in Elementary Education. She is passionate about Catholic education and plans to serve as a Catholic educator upon her graduation at Gonzaga.
Allison is graduating from Hanford High School on June 2nd. She has been an invested student at Hanford. She was involved in soccer, basketball, and track, has participated in the Hanford Drama program, and was the ASB Executive Treasurer. Participating in extracurricular activities didn’t stop her from maintaining a high GPA, taking AP classes, and being on the National Honor Society council. As a member of Christ the King parish Allison lectured during the youth mass, and led Middle school bible study groups. She plans to take the lessons she has learned and apply them to her education at the Catholic University of America over the next four years.
A past graduate of East Valley High School, Konner is currently attending Gonzaga University. He is a double major in Psychology with a Research Concentration and English with a Writing Concentration, with a minor in Leadership Studies. He plans on coming back to Yakima to become a counselor and improve the welfare of those living in the Yakima Valley.
Catholic Foundation Award
Anahi Rodriguez Garcia
I want to obtain a degree in biomedical science in hopes of one day becoming a public health educator in my community. Coming from a family with no health insurance I know personally the importance of public health and being able to have access to hospitals and doctors. I plan on sharing my knowledge and contribute to research to help solve and manage the presence of the leading illnesses in my community.
This one-time scholarship benefits students graduating from Davis High School in Yakima, WA. Presently, an award winner can expect $500 to $1,000. 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.
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. 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.
This scholarship is presently expected to award $1,000 to $6,000 annually. Completed application form and all accompanying documentation must be mailed directly to the Central Washington Catholic Foundation and post-marked no later than June 15th of the year the scholarship is awarded.