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VFW Post 4008 Endows Scholarship for Lake Belton High School Seniors

BELTON, TX — Lake Belton High School, which opened its doors last fall, now has its first endowed scholarship thanks to the generosity of members of Henry T. Waskow VFW Post 4008.

Post Commander Gary Leofsky and Quartermaster Larry Youngblood presented a check for $25,000 to the Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation (BEEF) on Tuesday to endow a $1,000 annual scholarship.

The scholarship will go to a graduating senior who has a veteran within their family.

Lake Belton High School currently serves freshmen, sophomores and juniors and will add its first senior class next school year.

Andy Bass, vice president of development for BEEF, said the foundation is fortunate to have such generous community partners. VFW Post 4008 has previously endowed scholarships for the district’s other high schools — Belton High School and Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow.

“We appreciate their desire to help our Belton ISD students be able to further their education after they leave our district,” he said. “They gave so much as soldiers and continue to give back to our community.”

About Belton ISD
Belton ISD is an accelerated fast-growth district in Central Texas with more than 13,300 students in pre-K through 12th grade at 19 campuses. The district, which includes Belton, Morgan’s Point Resort, part of Temple and unincorporated areas of Bell County, has earned a reputation for academic excellence, innovative programs and an abundance of extracurricular opportunities.

Sept. 15, 2021