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Lt. Governor seeks retail support for college-readiness program

By Mark Johnson, Senior VP of Government Affairs

The Washington State Lt. Governor, Cyrus Habib, has partnered with the Association of Washington Generals, 501(C) 3 organization, to administer the Washington World Fellows Program – a fellowship dedicated to sending underserved student ambassadors abroad to have an immersive foreign language and cultural experience; engage in college courses and become comfortable within a college setting; and receive college readiness support following the study abroad program.  (see one-pager here).

The program partners include Central Washington University and the University of León, as well as the Honorary Consulate of Spain. The World Fellows program is planning to send 15 students this summer to the program in Spain, almost all of whom plan to be the first in their families to attend college.

Scholarships to the program are $6,000.00 per student and can be made by check donation to PO Box 2786 Olympia, WA 98507, or online here. All donations go to the program’s 501 (C) 3 host organization, the Association of Washington Generals. Any amount is appreciated.

The Lt. Governor is seeking retail corporate sponsors to support these students. If you are interested in helping to make this program a success, please contact Kristina Brown, Director of Program Development, at (425) 457-0073 or Kristina.brown@ltgov.wa.gov.  She is hoping to have sponsors in place by the end of June.

For more information please see press release.

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