Redmond Derby Days offers ‘Do-Gooder Scholarship’

Redmond is currently accepting applications for the 2018 scholarship.

  • Monday, March 26, 2018 11:30am
  • Life

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Derby Do-Gooder Scholarship award, presented by Waste Management.

Currently in its fourth year, the Derby Do-Gooder Scholarship will be awarded as a part of the 78th Annual Derby Days summer festival, happening in Redmond July 13 through 14. The scholarship will award $1,500 to a high school senior in Redmond who has demonstrated heroic efforts of local community service. In addition to the scholarship funds, the recipient will also be honored with an appearance in the Derby Days Grand Parade July 14.

“Waste Management values its partnership with the City of Redmond and is invested in the success of the community,” Emily Newcomer, Waste Management’s Public Sector Solutions Manager said. “Sponsoring the Do-Gooder Scholarship is just one way we can support and recognize others who are equally invested. There is no better way to recognize a student’s contribution to community, sustainability and engagement than with a donation to their future education.” 

The Derby Do-Gooder Scholarship opportunity is just one of the ways that volunteerism is ingrained throughout the annual Derby Days event. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with the 5k Run/Walk, event set-up and tear-down, event information booth, event surveys, and more.

“Not only are we excited to once again celebrate volunteerism of a local teen, but to celebrate the contributions of hundreds of event volunteers that come out to help make Derby Days a reality each year,” Megan Worzella, Events and Marketing Administrator at the City of Redmond said.

The Do-Gooder Scholarship application and more information about volunteer opportunities are available at www.RedmondDerbyDays.com. The scholarship application deadline is May 15, with a recipient announcement of June 7.

For questions about this press release contact Jackie Lalor, Communications Project Administrator, at jlalor@redmond.gov or call 425-556-2209. This press release is available on www.redmond.gov.

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