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Waitsburg, Prescott Students Receive Ketcherside Scholarships

WALLA WALLA, WA – The Walla Walla Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the Rasty E. and Nona F. Ketcherside Scholarship recipients for 2023-2024. The generosity of lifetime Waitsburg farmers Rasty and Nona Ketcherside provides 14 Dayton, Prescott, and Waitsburg residents the opportunity to pursue their educational dreams at Walla Walla Community College this fall.

•Emily Benjamin

•Lexus Brooks

•Michelle Brooks

•Brittani Combs

•Hendrix Groom

•Maggie Houchin

•Hilda Lopez

•Sarabeth McGowen

•Monte Pettichord

•Johanna Pitcher

•Martha Sanchez

•Natalie Teal

•Terran Villaro

•Zechariah Wood

The Rasty E. and Nona F. Ketcherside Scholarship was established in 2002 with a donation from their estate to help support students from the surrounding areas. Rasty and Nona dedicated their lives to farming and the gentle care of their land and the animals on their farm between Dixie and Waitsburg. Their lifelong care and concern for those around them extend to each 2023-2024 Ketcherside Scholarship recipient, who will receive a scholarship to attend Walla Walla Community College.

The WWCC Foundation exists to eliminate financial barriers to students’ educational dreams. It raises, manages, and grants financial support to ensure student access, equity, and educational excellence at Walla Walla Community College. 

Thanks to generous support from the community, the WWCC Foundation is pleased to award more than $600,000.00 in student scholarships and emergency assistance to hard-working WWCC students in 2023-2024.


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