At any time, the Centralia College Foundation is actively raising funds for specific projects. These projects are over and above the Foundation's commitment to supporting scholarships.
Questions? If you have any questions about any of the projects below, give the Foundation a call at 360-623-8942 or stop by the Foundation Office. We'd be happy to provide additional details or assist you in choosing a target for your donation.
Eric M. Shriver Memorial GED Scholarship
This scholarship assists students who are studying and testing for the General Education Diploma. Once students are prepared to take the GED exam, this scholarship covers the associated testing fees. The application is simple and open to anyone preparing to take the GED test at Centralia College.
Our goal is to offer a scholarship to every student who applies, and to fund this scholarship in perpetuity for future students.
Southwest Washington Flexible Training Center (SWFTC)
The Foundation received a $1.3 million TransAlta Coal Transitions Grant to construct an approximately 12,000 square foot flexible use building. This facility will be available for training programs for local industry, trade associations, community groups, K-12 education, and Centralia College programs. Training will focus on vocational and technical courses needed to assist current or future employees and will be specific to local industry needs. The Foundation is seeking additional funds to outfit this facility with basic equipment and tools vital to support the anticipated training programs.
Saturday, Nov. 2, will be the annual Centralia College Foundation Gala. Last year, this event raised funds for a much-needed simulator for the nursing program. We can hardly wait for June, when we will know what equipment the gala will be funding. In the meantime, businesses and individuals may support the gala by sponsoring a table for family and friends or dessert for everyone. Sponsorships are being reserved now and individual attendee tickets will be sold beginning in October.
George Gablehouse Sports Scholarship
George Gablehouse was athletic director from 1957 to 1978 and was an active supporter of Centralia College athletics. He was involved in the selection committee for the Sports Hall of Fame. Students who were impacted by George have created an endowment in his name that funds a sports scholarship each year. We are seeking additional funds in order to assist more student-athletes with their education.