Kent Community Foundation

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Foundation News


January 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Kent Community Foundation to Award College Scholarships
to Kent Students in May; Applications Available Now

 

KENT, Wash., January 4, 2017 – The Kent Community Foundation has put out its annual call for scholarship applications, making scholarships available to Kent area students attending college in the fall. The Foundation administers nine different scholarship funds. Most scholarship funds will award at least one scholarship per year, while others will award more than one. In 2016, the Kent Community Foundation awarded 18 scholarships totaling $29,250.

 

The 2017 scholarships available are:

 

     -      Bob Armstrong Scholarship

     -      Kent Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

     -      Covington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

     -      Friends of Kent-Meridian Scholarship

     -      Johnson-Stoddard-Osness Family Scholarship

     -      Linda Ruby Scholarship

     -      Rob Osborne Scholarship

     -      Richard and Ina Balash Scholarship

     -      Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation Scholarship


The due date for all scholarship applications is March 15, except for the Bob Armstrong Scholarship which has a due date of May 15. All applications are to be submitted electronically. A committee for each scholarship will review all applications and select the winners in April.

 

Winners will be notified by the end of April and recognized at a scholarship award celebration in May, hosted by the Foundation in partnership with other local organizations. Additional information, including qualifications, instructions and applications, are available online at www.kentcf.com/scholarships/applications.html

    

Please contact Kent Community Foundation president and scholarship chair Dana Neuts at 360-920-1737 or scholarships@kentcf.com with questions.





Four Local Organizations Award 33 Kent Students
with Scholarships Totaling More Than $46,000

KENT, Wash., June 10, 2016 –On Monday night, four local organizations – the Kent Community Foundation (KCF), Rotary Club of Kent, Kent Area PTSA Council and Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise – awarded 33 Kent students with 34 scholarships for postsecondary education totaling $46,350. Representatives from all four organizations, student recipients, parents and Kent School District representatives, including KSD superintendent, Dr. Calvin Watts, attended to congratulate the students on their achievements. 

   

Scholarship Winner

Scholarship Name

Mary Brach

KCF: Richard and Ina Balash

Anthony Raftis

KCF: Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation Scholarship

Veronica Marie Lewis

KCF: Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation Scholarship

Sabrina Hagg

KCF: Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation Scholarship

Karissa Vougkhamchanh

KCF: Robert Osborne

Jennifer Porter

KCF: Linda Ruby

Natalie Newsom

KCF: Linda Ruby

Deidra Dabelstein

KCF: Linda Ruby

Shelby Greget

KCF: Linda Ruby

LeeAnn Murry-Smith

KCF: Linda Ruby

Flordanise B. Estrella

KCF: Friends of Kent-Meridian

Jesus del Rosario (Roziie) Cardenas

KCF: Friends of Kent-Meridian

Wiley Bowen

KCF: Friends of Kent-Meridian

William Kim

KCF: Johnson/Stoddard/Osness Family

Jasmin Etafo

KCF: Johnson/Stoddard/Osness Family

Yvette Sanchez

KCF: Kent Chamber of Commerce

Alexandra Smith

KCF: Covington Chamber of Commerce

Christine Huynh

KCF: Bob Armstrong

Bonnie Halverson

Kent Area PTSA Council

Andrew Iverson

Kent Area PTSA Council

Marcella Li

Kent Area PTSA Council

Gheremie Rose Icban

Kent Area PTSA Council

Darnecia Anderson

Rotary Club of Kent, Vocational Scholarship

Steven Duong

Rotary Club of Kent, Vocational Scholarship

Nathan Miller

Rotary Club of Kent, Vocational Scholarship

Erica Payton

Rotary Club of Kent, Vocational Scholarship

Markae Phillips

Rotary Club of Kent, Vocational Scholarship

Tyler Vincent Rozell

Rotary Club of Kent, Vocational Scholarship

Sahe Ruiz

Rotary Club of Kent, Vocational Scholarship

Jacob Zielke

Rotary Club of Kent, Vocational Scholarship

Jacob Zielke

Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise

Sa’Raiyah Tuiloma

Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise

Gabriella Spring

Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise

Maria Acosta-Esparanza

Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise

             

Karen DeBruler, president of the Kent School District Board, attended the awards ceremony Monday night.  “The Kent Community Foundation’s scholarship event brought together multiple student winners from Kent high schools, receiving scholarships from four different organizations.    Instead of holding smaller ceremonies with fewer students, this event allowed students and their families to celebrate their varied accomplishments together with peers from their own schools as well as from the community of Kent high schools,” DeBruler said. 

“Seeing 33 students receive more than $46,000 in scholarships was truly impressive. Holding a larger, more inclusive celebration really showcased the importance of high achievement in multiple arenas. I would love to see this continue as an annual tradition and include any other scholarship-awarding organizations as well,” she added.

Congratulations to all of these Kent students on their exemplary achievements!




Bringing Learning to Life with Robotics

     

January 21, 2016 - ShoWare Center, Kent, Washington - It was great to see our Kent Community Foundation grant to Martin Sortun Elementary School's "Bringing Learning to Life with Robotics" program in action at Kent School District's 2016 Tech Expo!




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