Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School receives BECU Grant


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BECU announced Wednesday (March 7) that Burien’s John F. Kennedy Catholic High School was among the 48 recipients to receive a grant.

This is the 10th year that BECU has awarded over $100,000 in community grants to support education projects that help local students excel.

BECU received more than 600 grant applications from local schools, and applicants were judged based on eligibility of the request, impact of funds on student learning, potential use of funds, number of students reached with grant funds, and potential on-going use of item or program.

“BECU School Grants allow us to support programs that can have a positive impact on the lives of students, but lack funding needed to make them a reality,” said Tom Berquist, Senior Vice President of Member Strategies. “It means a lot to BECU to be able to support schools in providing tools, experiences and resources to help give kids the best education possible.”

BECU School Grants are given out each year to local schools to help fund educational materials, programs and events, environmental learning trips, and technology tools such as calculators, microscopes, electronic dictionaries and more. Grants are awarded in three categories: Financial Literacy, Environmental Sustainability, and Technology Tools. The grants are given for up to $2,500 and are awarded based on each applicant’s requested dollar amount.

BECU received approximately 600 applications and narrowed it down to 48 based on eligibility of the request, impact on student learning, number of students reached with grant funds, and potential on-going use of the item or program.

In addition to Kennedy, grant recipients included:

  • Kimball Elementary
  • Gildo Rey Elementary
  • Rainier Middle School
  • Ardmore Elementary School
  • Eastside Academy
  • Highland Middle School
  • Lake Hills Elementary School
  • Odle Middle School
  • Central Primary Center
  • Madison Elementary School
  • Emerson Elementary School
  • Brigadoon Elementary
  • Sacajawea Middle School
  • Saghalie Middle School
  • Komachin Middle School
  • Lacey Elementary
  • Lakes Elementary School
  • McLane Elementary School
  • Nisqually Middle School
  • Pleasant Glade
  • Timberline
  • East Hill
  • Jenkins Creek Elementary
  • Martin Sortun Elementary
  • John Rogers Elementary School
  • Meadowdale Middle School
  • Meridian Park School
  • Marshall Elementary School
  • Marysville Getchell SFE
  • Emerald Ridge High School
  • Hazen High School
  • Sierra Heights Elementary School
  • Benson Hill Elementary
  • Meeker
  • Talbot Hill Elementary
  • Leschi Elementary
  • Pathfinder K-8
  • Briarcrest Elementary
  • Parkwood Elementary
  • Granite Falls High School
  • Bryant Montessori
  • Chief Sealth International High School
  • St George
  • Chambers Primary School
  • Evergreen Elementary
  • Vaughn Elementary

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