Three Lynnwood residents were among 80 students awarded a scholarship by the BECU Foundation for 2019.
The students are Cyndy Clarkson, who attends Pierce College Fort Steilacoom; Emma Wansley, a graduate of Edmonds-Woodway High School and Mattie McAllister, who graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School. All three received a scholarship from the foundation during a program at T-Mobile Park on July 22.
In an effort to help students build long-term financial resiliency, the BECU Foundation awarded either $2,500 or $3,500 scholarships each to use toward their postsecondary programs. The scholarships are renewable over a two-year period and recognize student members who have demonstrated community service as well as academic and leadership potential. Since 1995, the BECU Foundation has awarded $2.9 million in scholarships to more than 1,100 student members.
During the awards program, BECU leaders also provided career advice and recruiters shared tips on how to create a professional LinkedIn profile, the benefits of networking and the importance of college internships.
Interested students can apply online for the BECU Foundation scholarships in January of each year at BECU.org/scholarship.Members must be graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited postsecondary degree program (students of graduate programs are not eligible), and have a passion for helping others.