Kent Station Helps Make College Dreams Come True with Moolah for Schoolah Scholarship Fundraiser
During the month of March, Kent Station will host its annual college scholarship fundraiser, Moolah for Schoolah, to help Kent kids go to college.
- Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (1888PressRelease) March 15, 2012 - Throughout the month of March, Kent Station will host its annual college scholarship fundraiser for Green River Community College (GRCC) students - Moolah for Schoolah. Kent Station began the program in 2007 to provide scholarships to Kent residents attending GRCC. Since then, Kent Station has provided 19 scholarships and $25,000 in college funding to students who might not be able to afford college otherwise.
During the month of March, Kent Station customers can participate in the college fundraiser by completing a Moolah for Schoolah postcard, available at 55 participating Kent Station merchants. For each postcard completed, Kent Station will donate $1 to the Kent Station-Green River Community College Scholarship Fund. The more postcards received, the more scholarships Kent Station will provide. Kent Station's goal for 2012 is to receive 6,500 postcards and create one additional scholarship.
During Moolah for Schoolah, customers win too. Each postcard completed will give Kent Station customers the opportunity to win one of 15 prizes, including the Grand Prize of a $500 shopping spree to spend at Kent Station, gift cards ranging from $25 to $100, and five iPod Nanos. Customers can enter once per merchant during the month of March, giving them up to 55 chances to win. The prize winners will be selected at random on April 6, 2012.
Gagandeep Kaur is one of the four 2011 scholarship recipients. She said, "I want to express my sincere gratitude for making the Moolah for Schoolah scholarship available. I am deeply appreciative to Kent Station and the community for acknowledging my hard work and perseverance thus far in my educational career."
To help students like Kaur, Kent Station encourages the community to visit participating Moolah for Schoolah merchants during March. By taking the time to fill out a simple postcard, the community can help college dreams become a reality and be eligible to win Kent Station prizes.
"Kent Station is delighted to support continued education for Kent residents," said Sommer Ueda, Kent Station Marketing Manager. "Our scholarships allow people to achieve their dreams of higher education and potentially increase their future earnings."
"Green River Community College is pleased to continue our partnership with Kent Station," said Denton Hanford, President of the GRCC Foundation Board of Directors.
"Since Kent Station started the Moolah for Schoolah campaign in 2007, our number of scholarships awarded has doubled. Kent Station's participation and increased awareness of Green River Community College and the Foundation have been an important part of that success, allowing us to better serve our students and our community."
For more information about the Moolah for Schoolah college fundraiser, visit http://KentStation.com or call Sommer Ueda at 253-856-2301.
Located on 18 acres in the heart of downtown Kent, Kent Station is an urban shopping village developed by Seattle-based Tarragon Development Company. The 470,000 sq. ft., mixed-use development features locally-owned and national retail stores, professional office space, and dining and entertainment, including a 14-screen AMC Theatres Cineplex, a branch campus of Green River Community College and the Social Security Administration.