By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Grant High School graduate Caroline Walter has earned the 2015 Mattress Lot Dream Big Scholarship. She plans to use the scholarship to help her attend Seattle Pacific University this fall.
The scholarship is awarded to seniors in Grant, Cleveland and Madison high schools. The winners must be ranked near the top of their class, attain strong scores on college entrance exams and write an essay about the dreams they’ve accomplished. Caroline inspired the scholarship committee with her essay about her mother’s struggle with cancer. Caroline is a National Honors Society member.
She was active in Grant cross country, track/field and tennis. She’s a Young Life member and she mentors middle-school girls through her church.
Mattress Lot owners Michael and Mary Ruth award $1,000 scholarships to top eastside graduates each year. The scholarships are a way to give back to the community that’s supported the Ruth’s family business for many years.