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Edmonds CC Community Read awards scholarshipsRelease Date: December 9th, 2008
Edmonds Community College students Danielle Latimer, Thao Nguyen, and Sanjana Prasain have been awarded $1,000 scholarships to apply toward their spring quarter tuition as part of the Edmonds CC Community Read.
The college is reading Charles Johnson's Middle Passage, recipient of the 1990 National Book Award for fiction, in advance of the author’s visit to campus
Latimer wrote an essay, Nguyen prepared a slideshow, and Prasain created a Web site. The students’ final projects will be on display in Mukilteo Hall for Johnson’s visit. Johnson is the Pollock Professor for Excellence in English at the University of Washington and the author of 16 books, including novels, short story collections, essays, and criticism.
Latimer, 18, of Mukilteo, is a 2008 graduate of Kamiak High School currently in her first year at Edmonds Community College. She works part time at the Mukilteo YMCA as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and water fitness instructor. After earning her Associate of Arts degree, Latimer plans to transfer to the UCLA School of Film and Television and major in film production. She wants to work in movies, and is considering careers in directing, producing, and screenwriting.
Nguyen, 17, is an international student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is in the high school completion program at Edmonds Community College and will finish her diploma in March. Her goal is to be a pharmacist. She plans to begin her study at Edmonds Community College and then transfer to a School of Pharmacy. The University of California in San Francisco is first on her list.
Prasain, 19, is an international student from Kathmandu, Nepal earning her Associate of Science degree in Computer Science. She plans to graduate in June 2009 and then transfer to the University of Washington for her bachelor’s degree. Her goal is to work as a computer programmer.
There’s still time to participate in the Edmonds CC Community Read. Read Middle Passage, meet the author on campus Feb. 18, and contribute to the online discussion group at http://edmondscc.ning.com/group/middlepassage.
Copies of Middle Passage are available at the college library or in the bookstore. Services for Students with Disabilities can provide alternate formats, call 425.640.1320 or email email@example.com.
Get money for college: tuition, books, and fees for next year
Scholarship applications will go online in January for Edmonds Community College Foundation scholarships for use in Summer 2009-Spring 2010. Several types of scholarships are available to full or part-time students. Many students will qualify. One application: many awards ranging from $200 to $2,500. Last year the Foundation awarded $135,000 to 200 students. Questions? Call 425.640.1274
Edmonds Community College Foundation provides scholarships for students, support for the college, its faculty, staff and facilities and advocacy for the college and its mission.