▪ Richland High School senior Swetha Shutthanandan has been selected as the Washington winner of the AXA Achievement Scholarship. The scholarship, awarded to 52 students from each state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, is valued at $10,000. Shuttanandan plans to attend Stanford University in the fall.
▪ Four participants of the Columbia Basin Homebuilders Program received $3,000 scholarships.
The students were Elizabeth Herrera, Cameron Meade, John Mejia and Emily Vandehey.
To receive the scholarship, applicants had to be seniors at a Stanfield, Umatilla or Hermiston school, show interest in the Homebuilders program and an intent to pursue a career in the building trades.
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▪ Kylie Stone received a scholarship valued at $800 from the College of Education at Washington State University. Stone is the daughter of Robin and Charlie Stone of Kennewick.
▪ A Kennewick student attending the University of Montana recently received a scholarship for academic excellence within their fields of study. Shae Gurney, a sophomore majoring in exercise science and biology, received $2,000 from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation and the Department of Health and Human Performance. He is a 2014 graduate of Kamiakin High School and the son of Sue and Lance Gurney.
▪ Pasco High School student Alyssa Gutierrez and Richland High School student Kassidy Weber have been awarded $1,500 scholarships from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders.
In the fall, Gutierrez plans to attend Washington State University to study agricultural education and Weber will study animal science at Montana State University.
Grow Ag Leaders scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are available to high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in ag-related fields.