Hundreds of CBC students receive scholarships

<p>Awards Ceremony</p>

Awards Ceremony

More than 300 Columbia Basin College students receive a record amount of scholarships today.

The college's Foundation awarded more than half a million dollars to students at the Pasco Red Lion this morning.

Donors gave out a total of 364 scholarships - that's almost 40 more scholarships compared to last year.

Students say each dollar donated to them makes a huge difference, especially as college tuition continues to increase.

"It's money that will actually go toward my future, and that's huge. You can't buy your future, but you can help jump start it" said Amber Zacher, scholarship recipient.

Nearly 100 families, companies and organizations made donations to this year's scholarship fund.