Discover Burien awards scholarship to Highline High senior Jose Niizuma

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Discover Burien Scholarship Winner 2016

Discover Burien awarded the first recipient of its new “Making Burien Awesome” scholarship to Jose Niizuma, a senior at Highline High School.

Jose maintains a 3.7 GPA, and also participates in athletics and serves as the president of the national honor society. He is also active in the Burien community, volunteering at Sylvester Middle School as well as Highline Hospital where he discovered his love of medicine. He hopes to attend medical school and return to Burien as an emergency department physician.

“I am so excited and grateful to the Discover Burien board and organization, thank you,” Jose said after being notified that he would receive $2,500 in a scholarship award this year.

“The mission of our organization is to create and sustain a vibrant economy and dynamic community through promotion and education,” said outgoing Executive Director Andrea Reay. “Establishing this scholarship fund enables our organization to fulfill our mission on several levels. Any economic development strategy needs to focus on supporting existing business and commerce, as well as finding new ways to nourish and encourage future investment. One of the ways we can do that effectively is to invest in our children and their future. This scholarship fund is an investment in our community and for our community, one that we hope will bring lasting benefits to Burien.”

Discover Burien will present Jose with an award at the annual awards dinner on March 18. A second scholarship will be awarded this year and applications are available in the office at Discover Burien. Donations to the scholarship fund can be received at any time and are fully tax deductible.

Questions regarding the “Making Burien Awesome” scholarship, or any of the organizations programs or work plan objectives, can be sent to [email protected] or by calling the office at (206) 433-2882.

The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community. We are a membership based organization, but do not limit our services to only members, we include the entire Burien business community. We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems to help educate or direct to resources that are available. We also work as a liaison between businesses and city hall to help streamline issues. General Membership Dues and contributions are tax deductible.

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One Response to “Discover Burien awards scholarship to Highline High senior Jose Niizuma”
  1. Wondering says:

    Good for you, Jose!
    I hope you follow your dream.

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