Yakima Rotary Trust to award over $800,000 in scholarships
YAKIMA Wa. -- More than $800,000 in scholarships will be awarded by the Yakima Rotary Trust this week.
According to a press release, funding for the scholarships comes from a $20 million educational bequest made by Mary Monroe Davis.
She was a longtime Yakima resident who passed away in 2008.
Downtown Yakima Rotary Public Relations Randy Beehler says, since the scholarships were first awarded in 2010 more than $6 million dollars in scholarships have been awarded to 335 students.
“It is a lot of money that is given to these students and it makes a real difference in them being able to continue their college education and hopefully change the world,” said Beehler.
Beehler says this year 34 students will be awarded scholarships ranging from $7,500 to $30,000.
The scholarships will be presented at the Yakima Convention Center on Thursday during a special luncheon ceremony in the Senator Alex Deccio Ballroom.