Local students who wish to apply for Yakima Federal Savings and Loan’s annual scholarship program have a few extra days to complete their applications. The local bank’s deadline for its Awards for Academic Excellence has been extended to May 2nd. The program is funded with $174,000 for scholarships for area graduating seniors. The individual awards are $2,000 each.
Applicants must reside in Yakima, Kittitas, Benton, or Franklin counties, graduate in the top 10% of their class, and have demonstrated high moral character, industriousness, and ambition during their high school career. Also required with the application is a one-page letter of motivation outlining future plans, school, and life experiences, including any challenges faced and overcome and the impact of receiving an award. Students can review the requirements and apply online now at YakimaFed.com/scholarship. The new deadline for application is May 2nd, 2022
The selection committee will award up to two applicants from each area school. Homeschooled students are also eligible. Awards are funded upon student enrollment for the fall semester following graduation. Award checks are issued payable to the school in which the student is enrolled. Recipients will be notified by June 1, 2022.
Yakima Federal has provided over two and a half million dollars in college scholarships to local graduating high school seniors through its Award for Academic Excellence program over the past 45 years.
Yakima Federal Savings and Loan is headquartered in Yakima, WA. and has been in business since 1905. With over $2 billion in assets, the association is the 11th largest Washington-based FDIC-insured financial institution.
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