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YVC Foundation Scholarship award ceremony 2019

Foundation provides record support to students

This spring the YVC Foundation provided a record amount of financial support to students. The Foundation, which began providing scholarships to students at Yakima Valley College in 1977, has cumulatively awarded $6.5 million in financial assistance to help students achieve their educational goals.

During the 2021-22 academic year the Foundation awarded $770,000 to students, with average award amounts raised from $3,000 to $3,500.

Foundation President Mary Sundquist noted that as post-secondary credentials become ever more essential to preparing individuals for high-demand, well-paying jobs, the Foundation and its donors help ensure YVC provides an affordable pathway for students.

“We salute those who have been responsible for the growth of the Yakima Valley College Foundation and
encourage others to meet the challenge of equipping our young people for a productive future,” Sundquist said.