Derby Do-Gooder Scholarship ups the ante this year

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Derby Do Gooder Scholarship award, presented by Waste Management.

Currently in its third year, the Derby Do Gooder Scholarship will be awarded as a part of the 77th Annual Derby Days summer festival July 7-8 in Redmond.

This year, the award amount has been increased to $1,500. The scholarship will reward a Redmond high school senior who has demonstrated exemplary leadership through community service.

“As the recycling and solid waste service provider for Redmond, we are invested in your community and want to help recognize others who are equally invested,” said a Waste Management representative in a City of Redmond press release. “The Do-Gooder scholarship mirrors our values by recognizing a local student’s contribution in community service and engagement.”

Derby Days is historically rooted in the spirit of friendly competition, and the Derby Days scholarship opportunity is just one of the many ways that the City of Redmond is bringing that history to life, the release states.

“Expect to see an increased focus on interactive elements, races and competitions for kids and adults alike at this year’s Derby Days,” said City of Redmond events and marketing administrator Megan Worzella in the release.

The scholarship recipient will also be honored with an appearance in the Derby Days Grand Parade, Saturday, July 8.

The Do Gooder scholarship application is available at The application deadline is May 15, with a recipient being announced June 7.