Submitted by Centralia College Foundation

The Centralia College Foundation is now accepting applications for 2023-24 scholarships. Among this year’s offerings include a series of four one-time scholarships that honor Colby Braaten, a 13-year-old Adna boy who passed away suddenly in 2017.

There are four scholarships of $1,500 each. One will be awarded to a baseball player, one to a nursing student, one to a bachelor’s degree student, and one to a student in financial need.

“Colby will always be in our thoughts. He was a great kid with an easy smile, a caring heart, and had a wonderful sense of humor,” said the donor. “These scholarships are a tribute to his legacy. He loved playing sports, with baseball being his favorite. Colby would have graduated from Adna High School this year, and in his memory, we are empowering others on the path to pursuing their dreams.”

Colby Braaten. Photo courtesy: Centralia College Foundation

The Colby Braaten Scholarships are among seven new scholarships available through the Centralia College Foundation. All will be awarded this year through the Centralia College Foundation’s normal awarding process. No additional application is needed.

The others include:

  • Farhad Koloushani “Enjoy the Dive” Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Chief Robert Berg Endowed Scholarship
  • Norm and Barbara Extine Endowed Scholarship
  • Bob Greenberg Second Chance Scholarship
  • Bob Greenberg Trades Scholarship
  • Community Solidarity Scholarship

CC students have until April 15 to complete the online application. All students are encouraged to apply. More than 200 scholarships representing about $500,000 will be awarded to CC students this year.

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