Emma Barr, a senior at King's High School who is bound for Scripps College in southern California, was awarded a BECU Foundation scholarship for her work at Children’s Cerebral Palsy Ward of Hermano Pedro Hospital in Antigua, Guatemala.
Barr's experience with the children in the Hermano Pedro Hospital who suffer from cerebral palsy not only encouraged her educational aspirations in the fields of medicine and Spanish, but it also inspired her to lead a life of service and love for others, even in uncomfortable circumstances. Spending time with the children evoked a passion in her to serve those who are suffering.
Barr was among the 45 recipients to win a scholarship from BECU. Recipients were selected by a volunteer selection committee of local business, educational and non-profit leaders based on a combination of strong dedication to community service, leadership and academics.
As part of BECU’s commitment to education and giving back to the communities it serves, BECU Foundation scholarships reward exceptional community service by graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students. This year BECU awarded 45 student members a $2,500 BECU Foundation Scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year.
The Foundation received more than 600 scholarship applications from BECU student members. Applicants were required to submit hours of community service, grade point, transcripts and letters of recommendation, as well as essays describing their most meaningful service experiences.