• Madison Hancock (Richland) – Sally Rutherford Scholarship Award, $3,000 from the Trios Auxiliary. A senior at Richland High School, she plans to attend George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon to study psychology;
• Katie Schroder (Richland) – $2,000. A senior at Richland High School, she plans to attend Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California, to become a physician’s assistant;
• Lauren Fong (Kennewick) – $1,500. A senior at Tri-Cities Prep, she plans to pursue nursing but has not yet declared where she will attend college.
Three college students also received scholarship, including:
• Ashley Hennessey (Richland) – $2,000. A second-time Trios Foundation scholarship recipient, she is currently enrolled at Eastern Washington University and is nearing completion of a degree in occupational health;
• Hanna Ownby (Pasco) -- $2,000. She attends Columbia Basin College and plans to continue her studies at Washington State University-Tri-Cities to become a nurse practitioner;
• Jordenelle Tsugawa (Richland) – $2,000. She will continue pursuing her degree at Washington State University’s College of Nursing.
Attendees were also updated on the Trios Foundation 2016 fundraising results. The organization raised $794,416 for patient programs, services, and equipment including the Gartner Child Assistance Fund, Camp Trios, the Good Samaritan Program, the Hematology & Oncology Patient Support Fund, and Women’s Health Screenings.