For immediate release: February 25, 2015
Contact: Timothy Grisham, Washington Association of County Officials, 360-489-3044
Scholarship program to begin taking applications March 2. Up to 5 $3,000 scholarships awarded to children of county employees or elected officials.
OLYMPIA – The Washington Association of County Officials has announced that applications for the 2015/16 Washington Counties Scholarship Fund will be accepted beginning March 2.
The scholarship, which was formerly administered by both the Washington Association of County Officials and the Washington State Association of Counties, will award up to five eligible children scholarships worth $3,000.
To be eligible a current student, or incoming freshman, must be a dependent child of a county employee or elected county official. Scholarship funds will be awarded in the form of GET credits, so the student must plan on attending a GET program qualified school.
Applications must be postmarked, or received online, by April 30, 2015. For more information visit the Washington Counties Scholarship Fund website.
The membership of the Washington Association of County Officials (WACO) includes elected county assessors, auditors, clerks, coroners and medical examiners, prosecuting attorneys, sheriffs, treasurers and comparable appointed officials in charter counties. WACO is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization. For more information, visit the WACO website.