Success Story

Riley Germanis:  College plans initially derailed by recession

Riley’s parents had saved for college. But when the great recession hit, the family’s business went under and Riley’s college fund had to pay off debt. His hard work in high school and diligence in applying to scholarships paid off when he won both Washington State Opportunity Scholarship and a College Success Foundation Leadership 1000 Scholarship. Riley participated in The Seattle Times’ How I Got Into College Storyteller event in May. Click the video link to hear his inspiring story. (Video is property of The Seattle Times and may contain advertising.)