Mukilteo, WA. The City of Mukilteo is seeking applications from students interested in a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Association of Washington Cities’ Center for Quality Communities Scholarship fund. This scholarship program is a state-wide competitive process and intended to support students who want to attend college or a trade program. Six $1,000 scholarships from AWC will be awarded to high school students who plan to pursue a post-secondary degree in fall 2016. Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the institution. Funds can be used for education expenses and will be deposited directly into the student account.
“Our award-winning schools and community have inspired many students living in Mukilteo to volunteer their time in school and community leadership projects,” said Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. “The City’s Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee is one such group of highly motivated Kamiak High School students who advise me and the City Council on youth-related issues in our community.”
To be eligible, a student must be graduating from high school, home school or receiving a GED in Spring/Summer 2016 and live within Mukilteo city limits. In addition, the applicant must plan to continue their education at an accredited post-secondary instruction in the 2016-2017 academic year on at least a half-time basis and have been involved with City government or with a community/school leadership activity.
“Last year’s winner, Simran Handa, was an exemplary student and was even identified as one of the top six applicants state-wide. I know there are many other great Mukilteo students who would also deserve this honor,” said Gregerson.
DEADLINE: Friday, February 26 at 4:30 PM Pacific Time. Submit your application to:
City of Mukilteo
Attn: Executive Department
11930 Cyrus Way
Mukilteo, WA 98275
We will accept a PDF of your application; email to Executive Assistant Nancy Passovoy.
Applications, which must include an essay and letter of reference, will be ranked on the following criteria:
1. Leadership activities and recognition (15 points)
2. Essay (20 points)
3. Reference (5)
4. Bonus points awarded for demonstration of outstanding leadership in a school-related activity
A committee will make its recommendation to the Mayor who will then forward the application with a recommendation letter to the AWC Center for Quality Communities. The six state-wide scholarship recipients are expected to be announced this Spring.