Grace Motteler Ekman Whitley Scholarship

Community Foundation of North Central Washington

The Grace Motteler Ekman Whitley Scholarship was created to benefit graduating high school seniors from Cascade (Leavenworth), Manson, Tonasket and WenatcheeHigh Schools. Applicants must demonstrate perseverance, commitment and a determination to improve their future through education.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Graduating high school senior from Cascade (Leavenworth), Manson, Tonasket and Wenatchee High Schools
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • School:
    Graduating high school senior from Cascade (Leavenworth), Manson, Tonasket and Wenatchee High Schools

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    Supplemental: Essay addressing difficulties you have overcome and how your future can be improved through education. (300-word limit)2 essays on the online application form:Personal Statement: Explain what you think is important for the selection committees to know so they gain insight into who you are as the person behind the GPA and test scores. What sets you apart from other applicants? (3,000 character limit, approximately 500 words)Future Education and Career Plans: Provide a brief statement of your educational and career objectives and long-term goals. Tell us about what youve done so farto personally contribute toward achieving those objectives. (3,000 character limit, approximately 500 words)
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Two letters of recommendation are required.- One letter must be from a current school-related reference (teacher, coach, principal, administrator, counselor, mentor, etc.)- The second letter could be from a non-school related reference (employer, pastor, community member, a family friend, etc.) or from another school-related reference.A Letter of Recommendation from a family member cannot be accepted.
  • Other Materials:
    Online Application FormExpected Family Contribution (EFC) from FAFSA or FAFSA4caster (not required for HB1079 students see detailed information on the application)FAFSA: You will need your parents and/or your most recently filed tax records. Access the FAFSA form at FAFSA forms may be accessed and completed earlier, but cant be submitted until after January 1. Complete the FAFSA as early in January as possible to allow for processing and not risk missing the scholarship deadline. After you file, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within three days to three weeks. Note: The FAFSA Summary Report you receive immediately upon submitting your FAFSA is NOT your SAR.FAFSA4caster: You can get an estimate of your EFC by using the FAFSA4caster at Remember, though, that its just an estimate and that you will still need to file the FAFSA if you want to apply for Federal Student Aid.IMPORTANT: Create a PDF document only of the page from the SAR that shows the EFC. File size restrictions apply, so please do not upload the entire SAR.

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