Three local students have been awarded BECU Foundation Scholarships

Saturday, July 12, 2014

As part of BECU’s commitment to education and assisting outstanding students, the BECU Foundation awarded 75 BECU student-members with $3,000 scholarships towards their college education, including these three from local schools.

Sophie Knudson
Sophia Knudson

Sophia Knudson, a Shorecrest High School student, will be attending University of Washington and organized a one day 5k with city youth council for her main service project. Here is what Sophia had to say about her experience.

“I organized the One Day 5K as my Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award one can earn as a Girl Scout, under the mission statement: One day we will eradicate malaria. United through hardships, I tried to make a difference in lives across the world and was able to provide 648 mosquito nets to families in need. But my mission isn't only about combating malaria, it's also about building youth leaders in our community; and so the mission continues.”

Elizabeth Rasmussen in Kenya
Elizabeth Rasmussen

Elizabeth Rasmussen, a local college student, attends Liberty University and assisted in a operating room in Bomet, Kenya for her main service project. Here is what Elizabeth had to say about her experience.

“In December of 2013, I traveled to a mission hospital in Bomet, Kenya and served there for two weeks in many capacities. As a freshman in college, I scrubbed in and assisted in many surgeries, comforted and interacted with patients, and came away from the experience with a passion for medical missions and for the people of Africa.”

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 850,000 members and more than $12 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.

Edited 10-24-2019


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