The Olympia Tumwater Foundation is now the largest high school scholarship provider in the region, having reached the $2M milestone with its latest scholarship awards.

Today, the foundation is presenting $140,000 in scholarships to 17 Thurston County graduating high school seniors as part of its education scholarship program, which began in 1967.

The scholarships range from $5,000-15,000 and will be awarded during a ceremony at the Schmidt House in Tumwater. The foundation was established in 1950 in honor of the Schmidt family, who founded the Olympia Brewing Company.