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Credit union sponsoring five scholarships for high school students to attend Washington Business Week

Post by Kathleen Cooper / The News Tribune on May 31, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
May 31, 2013 4:00 pm

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union will contribute $5,000 to Washington Business Week, a weeklong camp held four times this summer at four colleges across the state, according to a news release.

The funds are intended to sponsor five high school students who want to attend but can’t afford the full $1,200 cost.

The camp closest to home will be at Pacific Lutheran University on Aug. 4-10. The others are earlier in the summer and will be held at Western Washington University, Central Washington University and Gonzaga University.

Students participate in small teams, or “companies,” and complete challenges with real-life business scenarios through production, marketing, and finance competitions, according to a news release from the credit union. At the end of each week, people from the business community evaluate the pitches and invest  mock Business Week dollars in the strongest companies.

People attending camp stay on campus, live in the dorms and get a taste of college life. Learn more about the camp, as well as find links to registration and applications for financial aid, at wbw.org.

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