LCVSF Awards 16 Scholarships for 2019

Aug 11, 2019

The Lake Chelan Valley Scholarship Foundation awarded 16 scholarships to college bound students from Manson and Chelan in a ceremony at Chelan’s Riverwalk Park on August 17. The awardees included four recent Chelan graduates; Sarah Brownfield, Jasmin Negrete, Owen Oules and Quinn Stamps; four recent Manson graduates; Bryan Bernardo, Megan Clausen, Santiago Santana Gonzales and Tyler Charlton; and eight renewing college students; Neil Carleton, Benjamin Charlton, Ahimelec Diaz, Malena Evig, Anabeth Morales Garcia, Henry Elsner, Addie Ivory and Jessica Oules.

This year’s winners will receive $2500 with the exception of one half-year award for $1250 for a total $38,750.

LCVSF also administers the Dick Slaugenhaupt Outstanding Junior Award, which is selected by the Chelan High School Students and Faculty. College bound CHS graduate Mario Gonzales received $1000.

LCVSF 2019 Scholarship Recipients and Board Members

Regarding this year’s scholarship applications, LCVSF Chairperson Betsy Kronschnabel noted “We continue to see bright young college bound applicants in the Chelan/Manson Valley who need a financial boost to get to school.  We carefully evaluate each application based on need, grades and goals, as is the mission of the LCVSF.” Board member Barry Wise added “We’re pleased to be a part of the process that helps support these ambitious young people.”

The LCVSF was made possible by Doug and Eva Dewar, who wished that their estates be used to help the children of the Chelan Valley. LCVSF was founded in 1991, and in that year five scholarships in the amount of $1000 each were awarded. The fund has grown substantially over the years from contributions from many people, but especially significant contributions from John Gladney, Ray Bumgardner, Don & Betty Schmitten, Marion McFadden, Virginia Husted, the Dick Slaugenhaupt Memorial and Irma Keeney.  Since 2004, LCVSF has awarded over $575,000 to Chelan Valley students.

LCVSF accepts applications from residents of the Chelan valley for undergraduate education. The awards are renewable for up to four years. LCVSF welcomes applications from graduating high school seniors as well as current college students and adults returning to school.

The LCVSF board includes Betsy Kronschnabel (President), Arthur Campbell, III, Linda Mayer (Secretary), Sue Clouse, Barry M. Wise, Ph.D. and John Pleyte, M.D. (Treasurer). For further information, please contact Barry Wise at bmw@eigenvector.com.