Northwest NEWS

February 1, 1999

School

Washington State PTA to award scholarships

   The Washington State PTA, through its Scholarship Foundation, will award $55,000 in college scholarships for the 1999-2000 academic year.

   Scholarships of $1,000 will be given to recipients entering four-year, post-secondary institutions. Scholarships of $500 will be awarded for community colleges, voc-tech schools, or other accredited institutions.

   A scholarship applicant must be a graduate of a Washington State public high school. These individuals need not be current graduates. Graduates from prior years may apply as long as they are entering their freshman year. The financial need of the applicant will be the primary consideration.

   The entire scholarship program is financed through a unique statewide volunteer recognition program. Local PTA units throughout the state identify and honor volunteers in the community who have significantly worked for the health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth. Donations made in the honoree's name provide for the program.

   Applications may be obtained from high school counselors or by contacting the Washington State PTA Scholarship Foundation at: 2003 65th Ave. W., Tacoma, WA 98466-6215. Phone at 253-565-2153, fax at 253-565-7753, e-mail at wapta@wastatepta.org, website at http://www.wastepta.org.