The Highline College Foundation has opened applications for its 2021-2022 student scholarships.
Students can fill out a single online application to apply for the several Foundation scholarships on offer. Part-time, full-time, transfer, incoming, international, and undocumented students are all eligible to apply.
The Highline College Foundation’s annual gala will be held virtually for the first time this April.
A nonprofit organization of the college, the Foundation has traditionally held the annual fundraising event at the Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac. Last year, in light of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, it had to be cancelled on short notice.
The Highline Women’s Program is again selling holiday wreaths and garlands in order to support students in need.
The Women’s Program is a program helps primarily low-income students who need support services and guidance to achieve academic and educational goals through services and provided resources.
Newly appointed Board of Trustees member Joe Bowman says he is ready to extend himself to the Highline community and support students better.
Bowman’s appointment was announced Oct. 21, He replaces longtime trustee Bob Roegner, who is leaving the board after two terms.
Despite its annual gala being cancelled, the Highline College Foundation has managed to raise more than $150,000 for students in need.
Josh Gerstman, its executive director, says that students’ need for support during this pandemic is what keeps him and the Foundation going.