UCAN: A Scholarship Benefit Concert


Since 2015, ProjectUcan and Community for Youth have been working in partnership to assist South Seattle’s graduating seniors in meeting their post-secondary financial needs through an annual scholarship program. With multiple scholarships awarded each year, Community for Youth’s students have the opportunity to apply for financial support as they embark to further their education and breed positivity on their new found scholastic journey.

Meet Our Scholars

Yasmeen Herrera: “I am proud to be attending Central Washington University in 2017. Not only do they have a variety of careers that I’m interested in, such majors in Education and Law, but the diversity makes me feel like I’m in a safe place…I am proud of my achievements so far and I am grateful for the recognition of ProjectUcan and their higher education award to assist in me attaining my dreams.”

Thuy Luu: “I’m thrilled to be receiving one of ProjectUcan’s higher education scholarships this year to help me achieve my career goal: to become a park ranger.  Ever since middle school when I attended my first after school class for gardening, I knew I wanted to change the world by protecting the environment… I will be attending the University of Washington for Environmental Science & Terrestrial Management fall of 2017.”

Thang Mai: “I will be attending the University of Washington in the fall and will be enrolling in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.  My passions for this field developed the end of my junior year, when I had the opportunity for a job shadow at Coughlin Porter Lundeen…I’m thankful for the opportunity and support of ProjectUcan and their scholarship program to help get me started on my dreams.”

Zion Thomas: “What drives me is my family, and my vigor to get further in my education. My passion is to change pop culture one day through my films, photography (and journalism articles).  I plan on attending St. John’s University in Queens, New York, fall of 2017…I am beyond grateful for those who have supported me in my journey so far, and I am happy to be part of the ProjectUcan community and 2nd annual scholarship award winner group for 2017.”

Learn more about our scholars

Event Description

UCAN: A Scholarship Benefit Concert will take place on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Tyee Yacht Club in Seattle.  Join us for live performances featuring V. Contreras, Bekker, and Nyoka and bid on exciting auction items throughout the evening.  Your support is essential to our impact in the lives of Seattle youth.

*This is a 21+ event
*Early bird pricing available online through August 22, 2017