Veterans who attend Bellingham Technical College have new scholarships available to them. Whatcom County’s Ron Davenport Memorial Chapter #165 of Vietnams Veterans of America has started an endowment for BTC students. The chapter established the endowment with a gift of $36,000.
The scholarship will be named after Randy Hansen, a Navy veteran and longtime counselor at the Bellingham Vet Center. It will be awarded to Vietnam-era veterans, their spouses, direct descendants or US military veterans of any era. During the first year, BTC plans to award two $500 scholarships. Applications will be accepted throughout the spring quarter and selections will begin in July. More information about the BTC Foundation can be found at btcfound.org.