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Oregon Lottery to Award $1,500 Scholarship to SWOCC Student

by Oregon Lottery | Jun 02, 2015

CONTACT: Chuck Baumann
Phone: 503-540-1015
Cell: 503-510-7829


June 2, 2015 - Salem, Oregon 

The Oregon Lottery’s Patrick Johnson will present a $1,500 scholarship to Southwest Oregon Community College student Leah Bolle-Van Loo at the school’s Student Awards Ceremony.

This is the second of two Lottery-sponsored $1,500 scholarships at SWOCC. Last week the Lottery awarded $1,500 to Jacob Buffington, who attends the Curry Campus of the college.

“Oregon community colleges make an important economic and social impact in their communities,” said Lottery Deputy Director Iparraguirre, who was raised in the Coos Bay/North Bend area. “By offering the many specialized, associate degrees that allow many adult Oregonians to improve their lives, they are helping students of all ages acquire new skills or potentially change careers.”

The event will be held tomorrow, June 3, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts located at 1988 Newmark Ave. in Coos Bay.

The Oregon Lottery is taking part in community college events across the state to help communicate its message about funding education, and the importance that Oregonians place on education.


Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $9 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements.