“We’re honored to partner with the Rotary Club of Everett to sponsor this scholarship,” said Tom Kozaczynski, Compass Health’s chief development and communications officer. “Now, more than ever, our behavioral health systems are facing pressure to respond to the increase in individuals reaching out to receive treatment for mental health challenges, and we want to help foster a bright future for the workforce that will ultimately ensure our communities are cared for and supported.”
Totaling $6,000, the scholarship is available to current students at Everett, Cascade and Sequoia high schools who will graduate in 2021.
“As a Rotarian and Compass Health board member, I’m especially proud to sponsor this scholarship, recognizing that it will help remove financial barriers for students,” said Sean George, Compass Health board member. “This is an incredible chance to express our appreciation for the work that community-based behavioral health professionals do to support the mental health of our family members, friends and neighbors, and we couldn’t think of a more fitting opportunity.”
The winner of the Compass Health Bright Futures Scholarship will be announced in May 2021 at the Rotary Club of Everett’s annual scholarship awards ceremony. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and build goodwill and peace. In 2020, the Rotary Club of Everett provided $214,000 in scholarships to 47 students from the Everett area.
“As a fellow nonprofit, Compass Health recognizes the importance of championing local organizations with similar goals in order to amplify opportunities in our region,” said Kozaczynski. “We’re excited to advocate for what we believe will be a meaningful contribution to the future of behavioral health and encourage all those who qualify to apply.”
Interested applicants should visit the Everett Public Schools website, or consult with their student counselor to apply. The deadline is March 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. For questions, or to learn more about Compass Health and community-based behavioral healthcare, please visit: www.compasshealth.org.
About Compass Health:
Compass Health is Northwest Washington’s behavioral healthcare leader. A community-based healthcare agency, Compass Health integrates behavioral health and medical care services to form a key section of the community safety net and serve clients and others in need of care and support. From comprehensive mental health treatment to crisis prevention and intervention, supportive housing, children’s services, community education and much more, the non-profit organization serves people of all ages throughout Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom counties.
About the Rotary Club of Everett: The Rotary Club of Everett is one of three Rotary clubs in Everett and a total of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in 182 countries. In 2020 the Rotary Club of Everett provided $214,000 in scholarships to 47 students from the Everett area. The club also supports college-bound students in the Everett School District’s AVID program and organized a $107,000 program to fund gardens for low-income residents in the Dominican Republic. Club members represent a broad spectrum of business, governmental, charitable and public service occupations and support service projects in the Everett community and around the world. The club meets in an online Zoom session at 12:00 noon every Tuesday. For more information, visit the club website: www.everettrotary.com.