More students will be able to start a career in construction thanks to Rotary Club of Lynnwood.
The Rotary Club, along with the Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation, is expanding the scholarships it offers to recent Lynnwood High School students in the Tech Prep Construction Program. Up to $7,000 in construction scholarships will be available each year for five years. Students must attend Edmonds Community College and complete a Construction Industry Training certificate or Construction Management degree.
The popular program gives high school carpentry students a hands-on, real-world experience building an affordable, family home. The Rotary Foundation purchases the land and the students work on the project throughout the year. Last year they built a house near Martha Lake.
“The house project has kept many students in school because they found an interest in something they could do. Building houses has given them a way to be successful. This is good for students and the community,” said Travis Snider, Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation President.
Students who attended the carpentry program in 2009-10 or 2008-09 and earned college credits in construction via Edmonds Tech Prep will be given priority for the scholarships.
To apply for the scholarship or for more information, call Edmonds Tech Prep Program Director Karen Traversie at 425-640-1398.