Beddoe receives BECU Foundation scholarship

POULSBO — Katharine Beddoe, a 2013 honor graduate of North Kitsap High School, has been awarded a $2,500 acholarship by BECU Credit Union Foundation.Beddoe was honored for her grades and her work as an intern at Camp CSTOCK.

“Working with children through Camp CSTOCK has been the most meaningful of all her community and school service experiences,” BECU reported.

“Katharine learned how important it is for children to have creativity and loving input in their lives. Volunteering in childcare has given her a desire to strengthen her community and elevate the values of honesty and love in society. In addition, she knows that working with children is something she wants to do with her life.”

The BECU Foundation awarded 50 BECU student-members with $2,500 scholarships toward their college education. The BECU Foundation has awarded scholarships to local high school and undergraduate college students for more than 18 years.

“The BECU Foundation was able to expand the scholarship program by giving away five more scholarships than previous years,” said Debbie Wege, executive director of the BECU Foundation.

“Over the years, we’ve given more than $1.5 million dollars in scholarships to 715 students, and every year I look forward to giving out the next set of awards.”

The recipients’ service projects included creating a non-profit business, Paws for a Cause; creating an annual Halloween food drive; and being a Big Buddy for a local swim team.

The BECU Foundation received approximately 500 applications and selected 50 recipients based on grades, amount of time dedicated to volunteering and an essay about their community involvement project.


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