Yakima Rotary Trust awards $230K+ in scholarships

YAKIMA SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS RELEASE -- This Thursday marks the 5th year of the Mary Monroe Davis Scholarship Program administered by the Yakima Rotary Trust. This gift was made possible by the generosity of Mary Monroe Davis who left an educational legacy to our community through a bequest to fund scholarships. This year, the club will be handing out $234,000 in scholarships tomorrow, Thursday, June 5, at noon at their weekly meeting at the Convention Center.

Scholarship amounts are $7,500 a year for students enrolled in a four-year program and $3,000 a year for students enrolled in a two-year program. Scholarships are renewable upon ability to maintain a 2.75 gpa and full-time enrollment. The process of choosing recipients is a collaborative effort between Yakima County Rotarians from all three Yakima Rotary clubs, Toppenish Rotary, both Sunnyside Rotary clubs, and Grandview Rotary. On behalf of each of the clubs and their members, Yakima Rotary Trust is pleased to announce the selection of the following 36 students for the 2014-15 Mary Monroe Davis Scholarship awards:

Katelyn Alderman
Jessica Alvarez
Saul Arambul
Joes Avila
Yanet Bravo
Yesenia Contreras
Thomas Cross
Katelyn Deaton
Steven Dickerson
Benjamin Eilts
Sandra Espinoza
Yuliana Flores
Abdon Godinez
Braden Goveia
Myriam Grubin
Laura Gutierrez
Makenna Hoffard
Bailey Huylar
Brook John
Lindsey Keesling
Tianna LaTour
Sandra Larios
Jenessa McElrath
Noemi Ocampo
Cruz Orozco-Alvarez
Ermila Preciado
Trevor Ramos
Priscila Rodriguez
Heidi Sadler
Ariana Santiago
Emma Scherschligt
Daniel Shelton
Tami Sparks
Quintin Stebbins
Gladys Suarez
Abigail Watkins