Foundation will award more than $40,000 in scholarships this year
Kirkland, WA – It is one of the best opportunities of the year to make the biggest difference of the year in student education at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. The LWIT Foundation is taking reservations now for the popular Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast set for Nov. 5 in the Chef City Grill, LWTech’s Culinary Program Restaurant.
Microsoft is the presenting sponsor for the Bright Future Benefit Breakfast and is joined this year by nine new sponsors including Astronics.
“This is such an important event,” said Foundation Executive Director, Elisabeth Sorensen. We raise nearly 100 percent of our scholarship funds in one morning.” The Foundation goal this year is $50,000.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, the LWIT Foundation proudly awarded 60 scholarships totaling more than $40,000 to hardworking student. Thanks to generous donors, this new total is an increase of $8,000 over last year. The average cost to attend LWTech each quarter is $3,000.
“The generosity is amazing,” said Sorensen. “Each year, we exceed our goal. It’s a tremendous feeling to enjoy friends at the breakfast and then change lives.”
Scholarships fund tuition, daycare, books, and even entry fees for national and international competitions – opportunities that can make a big difference on a resume. The Foundation assists students through scholarships and grants. Donations are also focused toward the youth-oriented, school-within-the-school, Lake Washington Technical Academy, which targets high school students looking to complete high school and simultaneously earn a technical degree.
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As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers six bachelor’s degrees, more than 45 associate degrees, and more than 85 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.