The late June Chen, a community leader, who passed away more than two years ago, had left funds for the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation in her will to honor the memory of June Chen. The foundation has re-donated the funds for Seattle Colleges to set up a scholarship endowment under the June and Henry Chen Endowment scholarship, $80,000 which is the largest donation from an Asian American. The scholarship will fund the tuition for an Asian woman annually starting next year. it will also be rotated among North, South and Central College every year.
A reception was held in honor of the late June and Henry Chen at the Seattle Central College last month.
Speakers at the reception included Chancellor Jill Wakefield, Hon. Gary Locke, SCC trustee Carmen Gayton, Henry Chen and Alexa Antalan, student at Seattle Central College and is a member of WISE Women in Science and Engineering. (end)