Three students from Lynnwood receive BECU Foundation scholarships

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 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.


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