The Bellingham Business Journal
Bellingham Technical College (BTC) student Parris Johnson is the recipient of the first Bellingham Yacht Club full-ride scholarship, which is funded by the club’s Sink the Dinghy Fundraiser.
Johnson will begin the BTC’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences program in the fall. He is a graduate of the Light House Mission’s New Life Program and is an U.S. Air Force veteran. His scholarship will cover the two years necessary to get his technical degree.
The scholarship is meant to support a student who has overcome hardships such as addiction, abuse, homelessness or economic turmoil and represents a partnership between the Bellingham Yacht Club, the Bellingham Technical College and the Lighthouse Mission.