Port Orchard student earns WWU scholarship

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University student Claudia Luz Rocha, daughter of Pascual and Yadhira Rocha of Port Orchard, has received the $20,000 David T. Mason Adventure Learning Grant Program Endowment for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Adventure Learning Grant, funded by the David T. Mason estate, is awarded annually to three Western students to allow them to travel abroad to enhance perspectives, enrich their education, expose them to intellectual risk and help embody challenge and adventure as integral to a WWU education, college officials said.

The grant is awarded to Western students who have completed at least two quarters in Western’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies and who commit to returning to Fairhaven for three quarters following the period of the Adventure Learning Grant.

Rocha graduated from South Kitsap High School in 2015. She is in her junior year and majoring in Studio Art in the Fairhaven Concentration program.