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CBF Scholarships Awarded This Year

Every fall we see students heading off to college to start a brand new school year knowing that their entire communities are behind them. We know this because of the overwhelming number of scholarships our donors have set up to support this important cause. Research shows that the benefits of earning a college education can have an incredible impact on the rest of your life. Those benefits include things like higher job satisfaction and security, higher wages, and better career opportunities, making it an invaluable decision in your future. And while many students hope to go to college after high school, the idea of starting a career off overwhelmed with student debt makes it a difficult decision. Our scholarships help alleviate the financial burden that students so often face when deciding to pursue a college degree. 

For the 2016/2017 school year we are pleased to announce that we have awarded $167,631.97 in scholarships to 65 students from communities in our service area. With these students heading off to 19 different universities we see these dollars at work all across our state and beyond.

At Columbia Basin Foundation we are so grateful for the donors who have made all of these scholarships possible, and will continue to make possible year after year. Upon creation of a scholarship fund the donor can choose the name of the fund and the criteria. Each year they can review the applications and make recipient recommendations to the foundation's board of directors for final approval.

Columbia Basin Foundation makes setting up a scholarship fund easier than you may think. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of local students, we would love to help you set up your very own scholarship fund at Columbia Basin Foundation. We have answered a few initial questions on setting up a fund to get you started. Contact us TODAY... we look forward to helping you achieve your philanthropy goals very soon.

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