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Renton Community Foundation Awards 28,000 In Scholarships

In a surprise turn of events, graduate student Miguel Diaz Smith turned down his award and asked the Foundation to give his $2,500 scholarship to more deserving students.

awarded $28,000 in scholarships to a host of deserving students this week during a reception in the  Commons.

In a surprise turn of events, graduate student Miguel Diaz Smith turned down his award and asked the Foundation to give his $2,500 scholarship to more deserving students. Smith was able to assemble enough scholarship funds from other sources to cover his program, he told Lynn Bohart, Executive Director of the Foundation.

“Therefore, we surprised two of the other graduate students with an additional $1,000 tonight. They were thrilled,” Bohard said of Anna Graklanoff and Chandra Cogburn, who received addition funds.

The recipients included:

  • Kevin Mai, Jeremy Gidlund Scholarship
  • Amber Sanders, Jeremy Gidlund Scholarship
  • Skyler Bluhm, Jeremy Gidlund Scholarship
  • Peter Duzniak, Jeremy Gidlund Scholarship
  • Kelsey Nolan, Dolores Gibbons Scholarship
  • Thomas Nguyen, Carl & Betty Rochet Scholarship
  • Soradket Ieng, Helen Dyrdal Scholarship
  • Laura Timm, Helen Dyrdal Scholarship
  • Najma Osman, Helen Dyrdal Scholarship
  • Jennifer Nguyen, Helen Dyrdal Scholarship
  • Charisse Timbol, Helen Dyrdal Scholarship
  • Anna Graklanoff, Helen Dyrdal Scholarship
  • Chandra Cogburn, Helen Dyrdal Scholarship
  • Katie Hancock, Helen Dyrdal Scholarship

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