Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, received a donation of $125,000 from community leaders Robert and Linda Tjossem to create the Tjossem Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Tjossem Family Endowed Scholarship Fund will be managed through the LWTech Foundation and will generate five annual $1,000 scholarships in perpetuity for students enrolled in a variety of programs.
These programs include Motorcycle, Marine, and Power Equipment Service Technology; Engineering Graphics and Architectural Technology; Machine Technology; Auto Collision Repair Technician; Auto Repair Technician; Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician; Computer Security and Network Technician; Electronics Technology; and Welding Technology.
LWTech President Dr. Amy Morrison Goings announced the Tjossem’s donation on May 11 at the LWTech Foundation’s Third Annual Scholarship Reception that brought together scholarship recipients, donors, college leadership, members of the college Board of Trustees, members of the LWTech Foundation Board of Directors, and community members.
LWTech’s website has more information on giving opportunities and scholarships.
“It is with honor and appreciation that Lake Washington Institute of Technology gratefully accepts Linda and Robert’s generous gift to our college. Their donation will make a positive difference in the lives of so many students and contribute to their success,” said Elisabeth Sorensen, executive director of Lake Washington Institute of Technology Foundation
About Lake Washington Institute of Technology:
As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers three bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and more than 80 professional certificates in 40 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.