Yakima Federal 2019 Scholarship Applications Available Now
Yakima Federal Savings and Loan will once again be awarding $120,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from area high schools. This year Yakima Federal will offer 60 scholarships of $2,000 each.
Over the past 43 years, through its Award for Academic Excellence program, Yakima Federal has provided just over two million dollars in college scholarships to local graduating high school seniors.
Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and have demonstrated high moral character, industriousness, and ambition during their high school career.
Also required with the application is a one-page essay outlining future plans, academic honors, extracurricular activities, work history, and reasons they qualify for selection.
School counselors are responsible for collecting applications, screening for qualification, adding recommendation criteria and returning applications to Yakima Federal by May 1.
The selection committee will accept one male and one female application from each school for consideration.
Awards are funded upon student enrollment for the fall semester following graduation. Award checks are issued payable to the school in which the student is enrolled. Scholarship winners will be notified by late May.