Scholarships can make the difference between a student having to drop out or attaining a life-changing education, and the Clover Park Technical College Foundation recognized their importance April 18 at the 11th annual Scholarship Banquet at the McGavick Conference Center.
Featuring a record-breaking attendance of more than 240 people, the luncheon gave student scholarship recipients the chance to interact with some of the donors who helped make those scholarships possible. It also helped pave the way for the next generation of students, raising more than $27,000 for future scholarships.
“The impact of a scholarship makes a big difference in a student’s ability to persevere,” CPTC President Dr. Joyce Loveday said. “It’s a matter of the community supporting them, and it eases the challenge. And in turn, the scholarship comes back to impact our community through the development of a productive person who will hold a job perhaps as your next nurse, interior designer or computer programmer.”