Longbranch Foundation Scholarship Program for 2020
The Longbranch Foundation Scholarship Program for 2020 includes three scholarships to deserving Peninsula High graduates (two academic and one vocational). Those students were recognized in last month’s newsletter. In addition, the Longbranch Foundation has continued its commitment to support qualified previous scholarship recipients as they pursue their post-high school studies.
In total the Foundation gave $9,000 to students. Money for the scholarships comes from our biennial auctions and our Celebrate Campaign.
Last year’s scholarship recipient was Emily Ehrhardt. Her letter to the scholarship committee requesting renewal of her scholarship follows;
I am currently attending Tacoma Community College and working towards earning my Associates degree. I have completed one quarter and earned a 3.8 GPA and am looking to hold that GPA through this next quarter. I have been asked to be apart of the honor society, but due to the virus we haven’t had the meeting for it yet. This quarter I finished my finals a week early in order to go to camp with the 5th graders from Evergreen Elementary. I was in charge of finding all of the counselors and finishing college a week early was challenging, but worth it. I have also been awarded the position of an adult leader for middle school youth group at Believers Fellowship and continue to volunteer for After Ours at Evergreen as well. My first quarter at TCC was also filled with rehearsals for the Christmas Play production put on by Wellspring Fellowship. In addition to my volunteer hours I also work at Camp Colman after school, and fill in as the Nursery Attendant at Wellspring Fellowship on some weekends. After TCC I am looking into pursuing social work with CPS and helping kids as a full-time career, I am hoping to continue my education after TCC at Gonzaga University.
Thank you for the consideration in renewing my scholarship, Emily Ehrhardt