Lake Chelan Valley Scholarships winners announced

Awards to be presented Sat., August 5

CHELAN - We are pleased to announce the Lake Chelan Valley Scholarship Foundation (LCVSF) will award 16 scholarships this Saturday in the amount of $3,000 each.

The recipients include six members of Chelan’s Class of 2017: Sierra Burkhard, Henry Elsner, Addie Ivory, Anabeth Morales, Jessica Oules, and Celeste Verduzco; two members of Manson’s Class of 2017: Bowen Charlton and Aurelio Gutierrez; and eight renewals by previous recipients: Drew Carleton, Neil Carleton, Ivan DeJesus-Ramierrez, Melena Evig, Kristen Gibson, Abbigail Phelps, Megan Robinson and Tess Young.

“We had some great applications this year and we’re especially pleased that so many of our previous recipients are doing so well in school” noted LCVSF board member Barry Wise. “A slightly smaller pool of applicants, plus continued growth of our fund, allowed us to give both the largest awards, $3,000 each, and the highest total amount, $48,000 ever.”

The awards will be presented at Riverwalk Park on Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m. Please join us to celebrate the achievements of these young scholars.

The LCVSF was made possible by Doug and Eva Dewar, who wished that theirestates be used to help the children of the Chelan Valley. LCVSF was founded in 1991, and in that year five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each were awarded. The fund has grown substantially over the years from contributions from many people, but especially significant contributions from John Gladney, Ray Bumgardner, Don and Betty Schmitten,  Marian McFadden, Virginia Husted, the Dick Slaugenhaupt Memorial, and Irma Keeney.

LCVSF accepts applications from residents of the Chelan valley for undergraduate education. The awards are renewable for up to four years. LCVSF welcomes applications from graduating high school seniors as well as current college students and adults returning to school. Those wishing to apply for the scholarship can talk to their school counselor or contact Barry Wise at or Betsy Kronschnabel at betsykron@hotmail.comThe LCVSF board includes Betsy Kronschnabel (president), Arthur Campbell, III; Linda Mayer (secretary), Sue Clouse, Barry M. Wise, Ph.D. and John Pleyte, M.D. (treasurer). For further information, please contact Barry Wise at

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