BECU Foundation awards 80 student scholarships

Scholarships up to $3,500 awarded to students headed to college

Recent North Kitsap High School graduate Chloe Hoepfinger is one of 80 students awarded a scholarship from the Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU) Foundation.

In an effort to help students build long-term financial resiliency, the BECU Foundation said it awarded 80 students, recent high school graduates and those currently enrolled in college $2,500 to $3,500 in scholarships to use toward their post-high school education.

The scholarships, which are renewable over a two-year period, recognize student members who have demonstrated community service as well as academic and leadership potential. Since 1995, the BECU Foundation has awarded $2.9 million in scholarships to more than 1,100 student members.

The foundation honored the 2018 and 2019 scholarship recipients at T-Mobile Park in a program that recognized their achievements.

BECU leaders also provided career advice and recruiters shared tips on how to create a professional Linkedin profile, the benefits of networking and the importance of college internships.

“As a member-owned financial cooperative, BECU is passionate about improving the financial well-being of students, our members and their communities,” said Rachel Van Noord, BECU’s director of community outreach and executive director of the BECU Foundation.

“We understand that receiving a post-secondary education correlates with greater lifelong income potential. Through the scholarship program, our goal is to help students establish strong financial futures by lessening the barriers they face when pursuing degrees.”

Interested students can apply online for the BECU Foundation scholarships in January of each year at

Members must be graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary degree program (students of graduate programs are not eligible) and have a passion for helping others.