Shorewood student awarded BECU scholarship

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dillon Behen poses with BECU Foundation Execs
Photo courtesy BECU
As part of BECU’s commitment to education and giving back to the communities it serves, BECU Foundation scholarships reward exceptional community service by graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students. This year BECU awarded 50 student members a $2,500 BECU Foundation Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year.

Dillon Behen of Shorewood was among the 50 recipients to win a scholarship from BECU. These recipients were selected by a volunteer selection committee of local business, educational and non-profit leaders based on a combination of strong dedication to community service, leadership and academics.

As an ASB Vice President, Dillon started “Find a Friend Friday” at Shorewood

Leadership has played an important part in Dillon’s life. It has helped him learn the importance of helping others and influencing them in positive ways. This inspired him to create Find a Friend Friday at his school while serving as ASB Vice President where every Friday the leadership class seeks out students that may need support or even just a lunch friend. Dillon is proud that he has developed the ability to inspire others through strong values and random acts of kindness and hopes to continue to do so throughout his life.

The Foundation received approximately 500 scholarship applications from BECU student members. Applicants were required to submit hours of community service, grade point, transcripts and letters of recommendation, as well as essays describing their most meaningful service experiences.

“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,” said Debbie Wege, executive director of the BECU Foundation.

About BECU
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, BECU is a not-for-profit credit union owned by the members. Profits are returned to the members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. With more than 800,000 members and more than $10.8 billion in assets, BECU is the largest credit union in Washington and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country. BECU currently operates over 40 locations in the Puget Sound region. All Washington state residents are eligible to join.


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