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Record breaking number of scholarships awarded

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PASCO, Wash.-- Record breaking number of scholarships awarded. A record breaking number of scholarships were awarded Friday afternoon. Hundreds of people were at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco. They were there to watch the Columbia Basin College foundation hand out more than 322 scholarships.

In total, $417,000 in scholarships were given out to student. It's the most the college has ever given away. It broke last years record of more than $360,000 in scholarship money that was donated.  

We spoke with some students Friday who said they were surprised at how many awards were given. Student Othniella Harding says "it's my first scholarship that I've ever gotten. I've never thought I'd be a scholarship person. I never thought I'd get one."

The money came from numerous donors. There was a variety of scholarships that were awarded for each major.