CHENEY - The daughter of Lourdes Castillo of East Wenatchee and Jose Ramirez of Sunnyside, Maria Cornelius has been awarded a General University: EWUF Campaign Scholarship at Eastern Washington University. The amount of the financial award totals $1,250, and is to be used for the 2012-13 academic year at EWU.
A 2007 graduate of Sunnyside High School, Cornelius is a senior at EWU working towards a degree in secondary education in English/ESL. She is minoring in journalism at the Cheney university, where she also works in the career services office and is a regular at EWU football games.
While attending Sunnyside High School she was a member of the Grizzlies' girls soccer and track and field teams, and served as the boys varsity basketball manager. Cornelius is now a resident of Airway Heights.