Need a scholarship or two? 

Mill Creek high school seniors could win money from the City and the Chamber of Commerce

 

Last updated 2/21/2020 at 4:36pm



As we move into spring, many high school seniors may be thinking about finals, graduation, senior trips, and starting college or trade school in the fall. Post-high school plans can be expensive.

Mill Creek City Council has a scholarship opportunity that may win students up to $1,500 towards tuition for college, community college, or trade school. The Chamber of Commerce also has $2,000 scholarships available.

City Council is accepting applications for the Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities Scholarship until Feb. 28. The winner will receive $500 from Mill Creek and be eligible to win one of six statewide scholarships for $1,500. 

Students must live in city boundaries and graduate in June 2020, with plans to continue education in the 2020-21 academic year. The council is looking for applicants involved in local government, or community and school leadership activities. 

This year, the council almost didn’t offer the scholarship due to a lack of applicants in previous years. Multiple councilmembers said at their Jan. 28 meeting that they did not want to offer the scholarship this year because they did not feel there was enough time to advertise it. However, councilmembers ultimately decided to move forward with the scholarship. 


“I think it’s still important to try to do it because there may be kids out there who are looking for this,” Councilmember Stephanie Vignal said at the meeting.

“As long as there’s a kid out there that needs a scholarship, we can make the effort. It was interesting was the real lack of applications that we get,” Mayor Pam Pruitt told the Beacon. 

Applications for the City’s can be found online at cfqc.org and should be mailed to: 

City of Mill Creek

Attn .: Kristen Rasmussen

15728 Main St.

Mill Creek, WA 98012

 

There is another scholarship opportunity in Mill Creek – the Chamber of Commerce has five $2,000 scholarships available for spring 2020 high school graduates. 

Students must live in Mill Creek, or go to Cascade High School, Jackson High School or Archbishop Murphy High School, and be accepted to an accredited college, university, or fine arts school. All majors or study are welcome, but the students should be pursuing a career in business.  

Applications are due May 8 and can be found online at millcreekchamber.com.

 

 

 

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