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Saxe wins national scholarship

by: COURTESY PHOTO - Forest Grove High School student Katelyn Saxe received $2,500 for education-related expenses from the Waste Management General Scholarship Program. She plans to attend Linfield College. Katelyn Saxe has more than a college acceptance letter to celebrate this spring. She also has a check to help her on her way.

Early last month, the Forest Grove High School senior received $2,500 for education-related expenses from the Waste Management General Scholarship Program.

The program is extremely competitive, with only 10 undergraduate scholarships awarded to college-bound children of Waste Management employees across the country.

Applicants are evaluated by the Minnesota-based Scholarship Management Services based on academic performance, leadership and work experience, personal goals, family circumstances and financial need.

Saxe was required to provide references and write a personal essay, for which she described her summer gentling mustangs for the Teens and Oregon Mustangs Program.

“I’ve had to write a lot of personal essays this year,” said Saxe. “I’m happy to have this award and I’m excited to go to college this fall.”

According to the scholarship’s terms, it may be renewed for up to three years as long as the student’s grades are “satisfactory” and his or her parent is still employed at Waste Management.

Saxe will attend Linfield College this fall and plans to study sociology.




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