Thanks to the generosity of benefactor Charles Garrity—the CM Garrity Scholarship was established in 2015 and awarded to graduating students from Highline Public Schools. Scholarship criteria included financial need, academic performance, leadership and community service or extracurricular activities.
Two (2) $20,000 scholarships will be awarded to a graduating student attending a 4-year institution. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients in four (4) equal installments of $5,000 per year.
2018 Scholarship Recipients
Cesar Paul Lopez
Cesar Paul Lopez from Highline High School. Cesar is attending University of Washington this fall to study Mechanical Engineering.
“I want to obtain at least a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. The hands-on work it involves and the beauty of creation this career can offer leaves me open-mouthed and with the knowledge it will bring me, I will be able to develop the inventions that right now rest in a corner inside my mind. In order to develop these inventions, I want to create a company that will generate employment and solves necessities through its creations. This company will work with a model focused on sustainability. It will set an example and inspire others to follow the same path with positive peer pressure. With the resources of this company, I want to be able to invest in projects that share my vision or even a better one. In the same way, I want people to believe in me, I will believe in the next generations and their ideas of progress.” ~ Cesar
Judy Nguyen from Evergreen High School. Judy will be attending University of Washington to study Biochemistry.
“My academic goal is to pursue a degree in Chemistry so that I can use the knowledge that I acquire to increase my expertise in the health care to support my community in gaining optimal health. When a common ground between patient and provider is established, communication will be easier because the provider is looking for a solution to help the patient from an aspect that considers cultural and other core values. My exposure to many different ethnic groups and people has helped me become more sensitive and aware of an individual’s needs that are beyond the health problem. As a result when I am assisting someone, I am addressing their problems and needs as a whole person.” ~ Judy
Thank you to Charles Garrity for your generous partnership, which makes this scholarship award possible!