$120K in scholarships up for grabs from local bank


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    YAKIMA, Wash. -- A local bank is handing out a whopping $120,000 in scholarships to worthy high school seniors.

    Yakima Federal Savings and Loan plans to give sixty kids $2000 each for college, but they need to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

    They say they're looking for kids who are moral and ambitious.

    Marketing Director Paul Crawford says the bank does this to encourage kids to pursue higher education.

    "It's very important for Yakima Federal to give back to the community, and one of the best ways to do that is to support our youth and support education. There's nothing better we can invest in than our kids' education," said Crawford.

    Those interested need to complete a one page essay on future plans, academics, extracurricular activities, and why they feel they qualify.

    Applications are due May 1st.

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