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Education notebook: College scholarship program has eighth-grade deadline

THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014

Seventh- and eighth-graders can apply for the College Bound Scholarship Program, a state-funded program administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council to help low-income students.

For the program, students must make a pledge to graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; promise to be good in school, in the community, and not be convicted of a felony; and apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by their senior year of high school.

The College Bound Scholarship promises annual college tuition (at public institution rates) and a small book allowance.

Students may apply online at readysetgrad.org/ college/college-bound- scholarship-program or download an application and turn it in to their school counselor. Applications are due by June 30 of their eighth-grade year.

Four get scholarships as leaders, achievers

The Comcast Foundation recently announced Spokane recipients of its 2014-15 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards. The students will receive $1,000 scholarships for being involved in their schools, serving as role models, and working to make a positive change in their community.

The scholarship winners are Emma Christie, On Track Academy; Mason Hawk, Shadle Park; Bobby Le Nguyen, Rogers; and Zachary Taylor, Ferris.

Northwest Christian Schools hosts tourney

Northwest Christian Schools will host its 12th annual Crusader Golf Tournament on June 27 at Deer Park Golf Club, 1201 N. Country Club Drive in Deer Park. Players will tee off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Golfers can play in their own team or be placed in a foursome. Awards will be given for best and worst dressed teams, as well as longest drive.

Proceeds will benefit Northwest Christian’s athletic fund, specifically assisting the football program.

Entry fee is $80 per person and includes greens fees, cart rental, lunch and prizes. To register and for information visit www.nwcs.org/ golf-tournament or call Jim Nendel at (509) 238-4005, ext. 135.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to raineyc@spokesman.com or call (509) 459-5434.

 

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