Freestone Capital Management announces new scholarship

The firm committed to providing $100,000 in financial support to 20 college students.

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:30pm
  • Life

Freestone Capital Management, a wealth management firm, recently announced the launch of its inaugural Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship for students pursing higher education.

With the new program, the firm is committed to providing $100,000 in financial support for 20 students over four years, beginning with five $5,000 tuition reimbursement scholarships for students attending college this fall.

“Freestone is committed to investing in the next generation of leaders and we’re looking forward to meeting students across the region who are pushing boundaries to harness their passions to become problem solvers, innovators and leaders within their communities and beyond,” said Gary Furukawa, founder of Freestone Capital Management in a press release.

The organization is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-19 academic year from graduating high school seniors, or undergraduate college students currently enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year technical college or university. The deadline to apply is May 23.

Strong candidates will be those who demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities, are involved in meaningful extracurricular activities, and who possess an entrepreneurial spirit. To determine the finalists, Freestone’s selection committee will evaluate applications for the strength of their personal narratives, extracurricular interests, community involvement, entrepreneurship and financial need.

“We hope our scholarship program helps to provide greater access to higher education, enabling more students to achieve their goals and make an impact on their communities,” said Erik Morgan, a senior partner at Freestone Capital Management in a press release. “We believe education provides the tools to help students hone their passions and ambitions, and we’re eager to be among their champions.”

For full scholarship details, eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit the Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship website.

More in Life

Greg McClellan of Kirkland completes his 48-hour long concept album after almost 20 years. Madison Miller/staff photo.
Kirkland man creates 48-hour long concept album

Greg McClellan finishes what may be the world’s longest album in dedication to his lifelong friend.

An illustration of the difference between equality and equity. Photo courtesy of King County
King County launches reporting website for equity efforts

The new site details efforts and shortcomings as the county attempts to minimize inequity.

Fall City Historical Society hosts historic sawmill tour on Sept. 22

The Fall City Historical Society is sponsoring a tour of the historic Isackson sawmill on Sept. 22.

From left: Captain Nick Almquist, Gini Ekoes, Heather Payne, and Chief Perry Phipps. Courtesy photo.
Sno-Valley Eagles Post #3529 host First Responders Appreciation Day

All proceeds went to support fallen Kent police officer’s family.

Friends of the North Bend Library offer free books for Valley Reads series

All reigstrants will receive a copy of “The Middle Fork” by Brad Allen.

Group gathers 950 pounds of garbage along North Fork

Local community group cleans up garbage from popular camping and shooting spot.

Carnation Farms hosts cooking class series with award-winning chef

Chef Caprial Pence leads cooking class series at Carnation Farms

North Bend celebrates summer with 10th annual Block Party

The North Bend Block Party held it’s 10th annual event this past Saturday in downtown North Bend.

Measles, it’s never too late to get vaccinated

The summer is a great time to get outdoors and have fun; don’t let measles ruin your plans.

Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life raises more than $75,000

Community members from around Valley came together at Tollgate Farm Park for the 2018 Relay for Life

North Bend Block Party begins Saturday, July 21

North Bend Way will be packed with entertainment, live music, food, and fun on Saturday, July 21.

Theater in the Park returns to Si View on July 29

Valley Center Stage will perform “The Bremen Town Black Cat Band” at Si View Community Park.