Kaila

Categories: Student Story
smiling student with her two children
When Kaila’s job was eliminated in 2014, the single mother decided to go back to school to put herself in a better position to support her two young children with a good paying job.  “Not working and going to school was very scary for me,” she explained. “There isn’t a safety net and money is …

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Katie

Categories: Student Story
nursing student standing next to a skeleton
When I was in high school, if you had told me that someday I’d be enrolled at Duke University on my way  to getting an advanced degree in Nursing, I would have thought you were either crazy or delusional.  I grew up in challenging circumstances, and no one, especially me, expected that I would go …

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Soren (Rana)

Categories: Student Story
student in tux at a piano
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about music and wanted to be a musician.  After learning the viola in school, I taught myself to play the piano and have been playing and composing ever since.  I never thought I would be able to afford to go to college, though, not …

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Caleb

Categories: Student Story
smiling family
Community Colleges of Spokane runs deep in Caleb Olson’s family. His parents, Ryo and Dawn (Telecky) Olson, met at Spokane Community College (SCC) in 1987 when Dawn was a paralegal student and Ryo was studying biomedical equipment technology.  When it came time to pursue his own higher education, Caleb followed in their lead and chose …

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

Categories: News
newsletter cover
Summer is a fun season here at the Foundation, because it’s when we award scholarships to our students!  Here is our most recent newsletter with student and scholarship stories and updates, as well as other news from the Foundation office.  We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are grateful for your continued support …

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