On this Good Friday, a news release we got in an email reminds me of a Bible verse - Luke 12:48

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked”

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What Responsibility Looks Like

This statement of Jesus has become somewhat of an idiom in Western culture and is found, paraphrased, in Uncle Ben’s words of wisdom to Peter Parker in Spider-man: “With great power comes great responsibility.”

So what kind of news release would trigger that line of thinking? It was an announcement from Yakima Federal Savings and Loan.  In most every community there are groups, businesses, and organizations which are as generous as they are successful and they give back to help sustain the quality of life in their community.  They are the "good guys" you can always count on to support the good things in your town.

Yakima Federal Savings and Loan is one such business.  If there is something good going on, chances are they are part of it.

Students Still Have Time To Act

The news release I mentioned is to remind local students who wish to apply for Yakima Federal Savings and Loan’s annual scholarship program that they have a few extra days to complete their applications. The local bank’s deadline for its Awards for Academic Excellence has been extended to May 2nd.

Who Qualifies

Applicants must reside in Yakima, Kittitas, Benton, or Franklin counties, graduate in the top 10% of their class, and have demonstrated high moral character, industriousness, and ambition during their high school career. Also required with the application is a one-page letter of motivation outlining future plans, school, and life experiences, including any challenges faced and overcome and the impact of receiving an award. Students can review the requirements and apply online now at YakimaFed.com/scholarship. The new deadline for application is May 2nd, 2022

The program is funded with $174,000 for scholarships for area graduating seniors. The individual awards are $2,000 each.

The selection committee will award up to two applicants from each area school. Homeschooled students are also eligible. Recipients will be notified by June 1, 2022.

Want a little more proof of Yak Fed's "Good Guys/White Hat"' status?  Yakima Federal has provided over two and a half million dollars in college scholarships to local graduating high school seniors through its Award for Academic Excellence program over the past 45 years.

Way to go...spiderman and the Man Upstairs would be proud!

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