This is why we do what we do.
At this year’s Scholarship Social, more than 170 CCS students and donors came together to celebrate the recipients of Foundation scholarships during the 2017-18 academic year. This inspiring event gives scholarship recipients the opportunity to meet the donors who support their scholarship, and donors are given a chance to see the impact of Foundation scholarships on the lives of these students.
SFCC President Darren Pitcher remarked, “It was an emotional experience for all in attendance as we heard stories of personal tragedy and life situations that would stop most of us in our tracks. Yet these students persisted with just a little help from people they have never met.” SCC President Kevin Brockbank added, “Words cannot describe how powerful this event was but I will go with inspiring, humbling and overwhelming. I walked out immensely proud that I work at an institution that contributes to their success.”
Thank you to each and every donor that makes this possible, and thanks to the scholarship committee members who help award each individual scholarship. We are grateful for your continued support and couldn’t do what we do without you! And as always, thanks to James & Kathy Mangis Photography for the beautiful photos!
This year, the Foundation is awarding over $600,000 in scholarships to more than 500 students at the Community Colleges of Spokane. Students attending Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College receive funds ranging from $500 to full tuition of $4,000 per year. Recipients were chosen from more than 1,500 applicants based on financial need, academic merit and challenges overcome.