Amaya Pens OpEd on Teen Truancy Policy

Congratulations to senior Law and Policy major Melissa Amaya for publishing her opinion piece “Truancy Boards Will Put Teens in School, Not Jail” in this Sunday’s The News Tribune.  Read to find Amaya’s distillation of research she undertook this spring in her TECON 410 Economics of Public Policy course.

Amaya plans to attend law school after graduating this coming year.  She’s off to a good start!  You can read her oped here.

Scholarship for Single Parents Living in Pierce County

Are you a single parent in need of a scholarship?  The Lea Armstrong Scholarship and Community Organization (LASCO) provides financial assistance to qualified single parents with children at home, who are pursuing higher education in Pierce County. The Lea Armstrong Scholarship Fund is a component fund of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Since 2003, LASCO has awarded over $60,000 to 68 students attending Bates Technical College, Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College, Tacoma Community College, The Evergreen State College – Tacoma and University of Washington – Tacoma. Lea Armstrong, a successful Korean businesswoman and Tacoma resident, is committed to helping single parents working towards graduating from college.

Deadline this year is July 29, 2016.  Go to this website to register with WashBoard.org and apply.