Enrichment Scholarship Project available for Whatcom County students
Enrichment Scholarship Project, a philanthropic project of Assistance League of Bellingham, will again offer summer scholarships for students in all Whatcom county school districts. Eligible students are those in sixth through 11th grades who want to learn more about music, art, science, mathematics, drama, leadership, language, law, environmental awareness, business, nursing, journalism or other areas of interest during the summer of 2003. Exceptions to the possibilities are sports, foreign study and exchange programs, private lessons and transportation.
Awards will be based on merit, potential, talent, motivation and the written recommendation of the student�s counselor. In each public middle and high school, a counselor is designated to distribute the application forms and answer questions. The deadline for returning applications to the counselor is April 1, 2003.
Last year $15,000 was distributed to 54 students in Whatcom county public schools. Included were two Blaine high school students, Neal Teutsch and Celeste Fraser. Teutsch�s field of study was Law and Advocacy as well as The Trial. He attended the Presidential Classroom in Washington, D.C. Fraser�s field of study was also Law and Advocacy and she attended the National Student Leadership Conference. Three Blaine middle school students attended Western Washington University�s �Adventures in Science and Art.� Robert Bleecker�s field was Engineering, Chris Stamback�s field was Creative Design and Brandeon Bleecker�s field was Geology.
Assistance League members hope parents and other adults will encourage interested students to apply at the schools as soon as possible. The application forms are also available at the chapter�s Thrift and Gift Shop at 1415 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA, but the students must contact the counselor for details.