Sunday, July 21, 2024

Lake Chelan Health & Wellness Foundation awards scholarships to local students pursuing healthcare careers


CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Health & Wellness Foundation has awarded scholarships to 18 high school graduates from Chelan and Manson for the 2024-2025 academic year. The foundation also provided financial support to 13 college students in their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of study.

Fifteen students from Chelan High School each received a $1,000 scholarship, while three students from Manson High School were also awarded scholarships. The recipients will pursue degrees in various health-related fields, including biology, nursing, dental hygiene, kinesiology, and psychology.

Additionally, the foundation awarded scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 to college students from the Chelan and Manson areas who are continuing their education. These students are enrolled in universities such as Washington State University, Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, and Lewis & Clark College. They are pursuing degrees in nursing, kinesiology, speech and hearing, pre-med, biology, dental hygiene, and veterinary medicine.

Scholarship recipients and their course of study:

Chelan High School

Alexandra Vazquez - Biology

Anahi Barajas –  Dental Hygiene

Angel Garcia – Public Health

Branden Vincent – Chemical Engineering

Danika Dietrich – Nursing

Dreama Bahena – Biology

Juan Benavides – Nursing

Josie Garfoot - Nursing

Juleima Campos - Psychology

Lance Gogal - Biology/Kinesiology

Makayla Garfoot - Psychology

Maleigha Peterson - Biochemistry

Mariella Nelson- Munroz - Kinesiology

Maya Cowan - Sports Psychology

Peyton Victoria Bodley - Kinesiology

Manson High School

Edith Rodriquez - Nursing

Ella England - Nursing

May Crist - Emergency Medical Technician

Secondary Education Scholarships for Chelan and Manson area students:

Greer Bainbridge, WSU - Nursing $2,000

Braiden Boyd, WSU - Kinesiology $2000

McKenzie Griggs, WSU – Speech & Hearing $2000

Pablo Mendez, WSU – Pre-Med $2000

Arden Paglia, Gonzaga University - Biology $2000

Floria Juliana Perez-Liamas, WSU – Kinesiology $2000

Veronica Ramirez, EWU – Dental Hygiene $2000

Dawson Smith, WSU – Veterinary Medicine $2000

Yuleymy Nunez, U of W - Biology $2500

Kaitlyn Rainville, Lewis & Clark College – Nursing $2500

Noemi Garcia Rosas, WSU – Nursing $2500

Emerly Valencia-Suarez, Gonzaga University – Biology $2500

Elise Rothlisberger, Gonzaga University -Nursing $3000


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