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.
2017 CM Garrity Scholarship Recipients:
Mihret Haili, Mount Rainier High School
Patricia plans to attend the University of Washington where she will pursue an education in International Business. Patricia has been named Washington’s DECA student of the year, has received the Seamount Award for 2015 and 2016 for having a 3.5 or higher GPA during all of her gymnastics and cross country sports seasons, and has participated in numerous DECA events.
Milan Crone, Mount Rainier High School
This scholarship allows him to get closer to achieving his dream—of attending the University of Washington and majoring in Environmental Engineering. He chose UW Seattle because it is a big school with big beautiful buildings! Khairul grew up in Bangladesh and will be the first person his family to attend college.
Rasha Barem, Highline High School
Rasha immigrated to the United States from Iraq via Egypt. After seeing the atrocities of war in both of these Middle Eastern countries, Rasha has decided to become a surgeon to be able to help others. She wants to be an activist for women’s rights by challenging societal limitations that are placed on women of a conservative society. Rasha is a member of National Honor Society, has participated in National Student Leadership Conference, Link Crew, and as a volunteer at Highline Hospital.
Thank you to Charles Garrity for your generous partnership, which makes this scholarship award possible!