Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Offer Scholarships to Graduates from Four Local School Districts

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Leslie ShattuckCommunications & Marketing Director(425) 739-8236

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Information Session Scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m.

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington State, announces Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships for newly expanded transfer degrees at LWTech. The first 10 high school graduates of Lake Washington School District, Northshore School District, Issaquah School District and Riverview School District to enroll in LWTech’s specific transfer degrees will receive grants and scholarships to cover their first quarter tuition. This applies only to the following transfer degrees offered by LWTech: Associate in Biology; Computer and Electrical Engineering Associate in Science (Transfer); and Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial, Materials Science Pre-Engineering Associate in Science (Transfer). The Associate in Biology degree is ideal for students interested in earning transferable pre-med, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinarian credits and plan to transfer to a four-year university.

“Students who begin their education at a technical or community college and transfer to a four-year college experience usually experience smaller classes with hands-on learning and a significant cost savings. For example, LWTech is 33 percent less expensive per year than University of Washington for students living at home with a parent,” said LWTech President Dr. Amy Morrison Goings.

Scholarships are provided by the LWTech Foundation, which awarded $175,000 in scholarships during the 2015-2016 academic year. The college also awards $100,000 in scholarships per year from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support STEM students studying information technology, digital gaming, and design.

LWTech is holding an Information Session June 22 at 6 p.m. on the Kirkland campus in the Allied Health building, room A102, for parents and students to learn more about scholarships. For more information and transfer program enrollment, contact advising@lwtech.edu or (425) 739-8300.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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.