Mary Ellen Chott-Mahre Scholarship Application

The Mary Ellen Chott-Mahre Memorial Scholarship was funded by her husband David R. Mahre, Sr. and their nine children. While suffering with terminal cancer, Mary asked her family to establish a perpetual scholarship to benefit area high school graduates and help Catholic students in our area attend a Catholic college or university.

The scholarship award varies from year-to-year depending on market fluctuations and fund size. Presently, an award winner can expect $7,500 awarded annually. The Central Washington Catholic Foundation (CWCF) is the sole governing body awarding the Chott-Mahre Scholarship. The CWCF’s decision is final.

Qualifications for this scholarship:
1. A baptized, participating member in the Roman Catholic community,
2. Planning to or presently attending an accredited Catholic college or university,
3. Living in Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, or Yakima counties with a preference going to an applicant graduating from Naches Valley High School who attends St. John Parish in Naches, WA.

Successful application includes:
1. Completed online application no later than April 15th of the year the scholarship is awarded
2. Proof of acceptance at an accredited Roman Catholic college or university
3. Official transcripts from graduating high school and any schools of higher learning applicant attended submitted or postmarked by April 15.
4. Two letters of recommendation, one being from a teacher or counselor who knows the applicant well and one from the applicant’s pastor or parish youth leader. Recommendation letters to be accepted must be sent directly to the CWCF by the individuals recommending the student no later than April 15.
Recommendation Request Form

Any student awarded the Chott-Mahre Scholarship for one year, and keeps at least a 3.0 G.P.A. throughout the academic year, may reapply for up to a total of three additional years. This student would then become the preferred candidate if there is not a qualified candidate from St. John Parish and Naches Valley High School.

Mary Ellen Chott-Mahre Scholarship Application

Personal Information

Gender *
Address *
Street Address
Address Line 2
State / Province
ZIP / Postal Code
First and Last

School Information

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Official transcript from high school and/or college (if any). Running Start students must submit both.
Campus Location *
Campus Location
Street Address
Address Line 2
State / Province
ZIP / Postal Code
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Do you plan to study: *

Activities, Service, and Employment

List any sports, after school or church activities, and organizations to which you have belonged to during the past four years. Please include the level of play, offices held, descriptions of activities, honors received and years of involvement.
List any community service you have done in the last four years. Please include hours, dates, frequency, type and reason for service.
List any after-school, summer or other employment over the last four years.
List any awards or recognition that you may have received.

Financial Need


Essay Section

Provide a brief statement of your educational and career objectives and long-term goals. Tell us about what you've done so far to personally contribute toward achieving those objectives.
Provide insights as to who you are behind the GPA and test scores. What are your unique personal characteristics. Those characteristics could include leadership, creativity, intellectual curiosity, personal initiative, self-discipline, commitment to others, motivation, faith, or the ability to overcome hardships.


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Maximum upload size: 10MB
The Chott-Mahre Scholarship award varies from year-to-year, however an award winner can expect $7,500. The Central Washington Catholic Foundation (CWCF) is the sole governing body awarding the Mary Ellen Chott-Mahre Scholarship. CWCF’s decision is final.