Lake Washington Opens Reservations for the Annual Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast


Leslie ShattuckExecutive Director/Executive Communications Officer(425) 739-8236

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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.

Join us for the Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast! Contact the Foundation at or Chelsie Atkins-Stewart at 425.739.8134 or register online.

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LWTech Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.