Arise offers money to South Whidbey women

The Arise Charitable Trust which has helped put scores of South Whidbey women through college announces the next funding session will be in May 2013.

The Arise Charitable Trust was established by an anonymous donor in December 1986 to provide financial assistance to women who wish to meet their full potential in life, but need a helping hand.

If you have a goal and are determined to reach it, but you need help maybe Arise can help you. For women seeking help to attend college or other accredited learning programs, for teachers to obtain a master’s degree, or for organizations supporting women, who would like information and/or grant applications you should write to: Arise Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 1014, Freeland, WA 98249 or visit

To have your application considered during the May 2013 session, it must be received no later than April 1. (May 2012 recipients will automatically receive applications in February.)

You can also contact the Arise office at 331-5792 for further information.

The Arise Charitable Trust also announces the results of the November 2012 funding session: Educational grants totaling $27,000 were awarded to South Whidbey women, and $58,700 was awarded to charitable nonprofit organizations that assist women.

The grant awards were made by the allocation committee at its December meeting. Organizational grants were made to:

• Helping Hands of South Whidbey

• HOPE – Therapeutic Riding Center

• South Whidbey Children’s Center

• South Whidbey Family Resource Center

Individual scholarships were granted to South Whidbey women for their attendance at college or other accredited learning programs.

The following women were recipients: Rebecca Blankinship, Nichole Boyett, Tazza Colby, Judith Corbin, Avery Grant, Julie Hougom, Danielle Johnson, Vicki Lash, Katharine Locke, Holly Magnuson, Hannah McCabe, Sarah Mergens, Amanda Mosler, Samantha O’Brochta, Nancy Palmer, Taylor Pope, Karen Stafford.

The Arise Charitable Trust considers grant applications twice a year, in May and November.

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