Foundation Awards $31,000 in Scholarships

April  17, 2014

Contact: Regine Adams, Director of Marketing
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
(425) 739-8665, regine.adams@lwtech.edu

Kirkland, Wash.: The Lake Washington College Foundation (LWTech Foundation) a non-profit affiliate of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), continued its annual tradition of awarding scholarships to students enrolled in Spring Quarter at LWTech.

The 38 student scholarships totaling $31,000 were a combination of grants, endowments, general scholarships and donations from leading businesses and organizations including The Boeing Company, Pine Lake Garden Club and the Kirkland Rotary Club. LWTech Foundation also awarded scholarships established by families honoring David Fleagle, Jim Colman and Marlene Fricks. The Foundation offers more than $90,000 in scholarships annually, with two enrollment periods for every Fall and Spring Quarter. Over the last decade, The Foundation has proudly awarded more than $900,000 in financial aid to students attending LWTech.

LWTech Foundation reviewed 140 applications in April, and granted the scholarships for Spring Quarter based on merit (grades), financial need, and a short essay. "I am honored to have the opportunity to help provide scholarships to deserving students," said Dave Ferguson, Lake Washington College Foundation Board President.

The organization plans to give out another $60,000 to Lake Washington Tech Students this fall. The application process is now open for current and future LWTech students, and anyone interested should visit www.lwtech.edu/scholarships.

"LWTech does such a great job providing practical education to people trying to improve their opportunities in life, an admirable goal which deserves our support," Ferguson said. "I welcome this role with the Foundation as a chance for me to lend that support and help others do the same."

Registration for the fall scholarship program closes June 7.


About LWTech

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is a public, broad-based technical institute providing education in more than 40 areas of study and offering pathways to certificates, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees designed to give students the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today's workplace. Founded in 1949, LWTech offers hands-on, real-world training in manufacturing, transportation, energy, business, allied health, engineering, computer and information systems, food and hospitality, and health and fitness. For information and news about Lake Washington Institute of Technology programs, please visit  our Pressroom.

About Lake Washington College Foundation

At Lake Washington College Foundation, we change student lives. LWTech Foundation assists students through scholarships and grants. We promote health and wellness awareness through programs ranging from medical assisting to dental hygiene, from fitness to licensed practical nursing. It contributes significantly to a youth-oriented school-within-the-school (Lake Washington Technical Academy), a regional technical high school for young men and women committed to work and education, and supports the LWTech Early Learning Center and we actively contribute to services for students with disabilities.

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