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Dollars for Scholars calls for applications

From left, Valerie Bradford, George Boulton and Brian Bullene review the application process to acquire one of more than 30 scholarships available to students from Arlington School District. -
From left, Valerie Bradford, George Boulton and Brian Bullene review the application process to acquire one of more than 30 scholarships available to students from Arlington School District.
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ARLINGTON Brian Bullene is a student at Everett Community College thanks in part to a scholarship from Arlingtons Dollars for Scholars program that offers scholarships from 30 to 40 organizations and individuals.
Now he is working with Dollars for Scholars president Valerie Bradford in recruiting applications for the next school year.
We are trying to encourage seniors and parents to prepare their applications before the April 1 deadline, said George Boulton, a founding member of Arlingtons Dollars for Scholars which has been helping support college students from Arlington since 2001.
In our first year we gave 17 scholarships valued at $21,000. In 2006, we had only 40 applicants and so the scholarships were bigger, Boulton said.
He hopes that more graduating seniors will apply before the upcoming deadline.
We have $75,000 this year, up from $58,000 last year, Boulton said.
The funds are available to students from any school in any program in the Arlington School District, including Weston and Stillaguamish Valley School as well as Arlington High School.
This money can be used for vocational programs as well as academic programs, Boulton said. Upper classmen, too, can apply, with six scholarships available for students already in college.
Applications must be postmarked by April 1.
Dollars for Scholars is a national organization which helps multiply scholarship moneys by matching community contributions.
For information call Valerie Bardford 360-435-2139 or see the Web site at ArlingtonDFS.org

Arlington VFW Post 1561 Scholarships
The Arlington VFW Post 1561 is offering $1,000 scholarships to qualified seniors in the North Snohomish County area.
Students should contact their school counselors or the VFW scholarship chairman William Morse at 425-232-845 for information or applications, or e-mail to bnkwellness@hotmail.com.

Kay Shuler Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund
May 1 is the deadline to apply for the first Kay Shuler Brooks Memorial Scholarship and donations to the fund are still being accepted.
A life-time resident of Darrington, Brooks served on the Darrington School Board and coached sports teams with her three boys before she died at the age of 36 a year ago in January.
Darrington meant a lot to Kay and she strived to give back to the community that gave her so much, said her mother, Georgine Shuler.
Donors and applicants can get more information from Diane Boyd or Myra Lewis at the Darrington School District, 360-435-1323 or mail donations to the DSD at P.O. Box 27, Darrington, WA 98241.

AAUW offers
scholarships for college students
College students who have completed their second year and graduated from Arlington- or Stanwood-area schools are eligible to apply for one of two $2,800 scholarships offered by the Stanwood-Camano American Association of University Women.
Funds for these scholarships were raised at the annual AAUW Art Show and through sales of the groups cookbook, Artful Appetizers.
For information, go to the Web site at www.scaauwscholarship.org or request an applications via e-mail at aauwscholarship@msn.com.

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