Arvada, CO May 2, 2017 – On May 15, 2017, City Council and the W. Michael Northey Foundation will award 21 Arvada students with $25,500 in scholarships. They will be recognized at the weekly scheduled council meeting.
Students or graduates of any Arvada high school can apply for the yearly scholarship. Students can be awarded up to $2,000 per calendar year.
W. Michael Northey Foundation works to honor and preserve the memory of Officer Michael Northey by investing in youth through providing scholarships to local high school students and graduates.
Officer Northey was a member of the Arvada Police Department who was tragically struck and killed by a vehicle while making a motorcycle traffic stop on August 11, 1979. The W. Michael Northey Foundation is a 501(C-3) not for profit organization funded primarily by two annual Arvada events: the Drug Take Back and the Shred-A-Thon.
The 2017 scholarships recipients are:
Madison Bader Haley Huser Gage Mekelburg Kari Shirey
Mackenzie Barker Nicole Kachmann David Mitchell Ethan Swift
Nicholas Chavez Erin Looney Maya O’Quinn Trey Sayers
Jacob Fisher Makaila Maerz Daniella Passarelli