With the high cost of college tuition, whether high school graduates plan to attend a community college or Ivy League university, scholarships can go a long way to offset paying for higher education. Many service clubs and civic organizations offer financial acknowledgment for the hard work of a soon-to-be-graduating high school student. CV Weekly congratulates the awardees and thanks the organizations that helped them on their college careers.
To see the lists of names of graduating students, visit www.cvweekly.com/YOUTH
Sunland Woman’s Club
Two $500 scholarships were awarded to Jocelyn Muro and Grace Kelly Sachs, graduating seniors from Verdugo Hills High School, presented by Linda McCollum of the Sunland Woman’s Club. The Sunland Woman’s Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Sunland Woman’s Club can call (818) 531-5096 for further information about the Club and their philanthropic support to the community.
Crescenta Valley Town Council
Several La Crescenta high school seniors received scholarships recently from the Crescenta Valley Town Council. The scholarships were presented at the Council’s May meeting and awarded to Benjamin Mitchell, Mark Matheu, Jacob Matthews, Rebecca Freeman, Mackenzie Holmquist, Anie Garabedian, Elektra Mirzakhanian, Emily Frink, Elin Aboolian, Ara Mandjikian, Elizabeth Hart, Annie Kim, Arya Alanizi, Viviana Sandoval Walsh, Rachel Harvey and Jemma Kwak.
First Christian Church Glendale
FCC Glendale scholarship committee members Steve Pierce and Robin Goldsworthy distributed scholarships during the May 21 breakfast hosted by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. First time scholarships were awarded to Daniel Cuateco, Jacob Matthews, Giancarlo Orlando, Justin Ho & Brian Walker, Amikka De Castro, Rebecca Frink, Rachel Harvey, Eleanor Kim, Johan Landaverde and Hannah Sy. In addition, several recurring scholarships were awarded to college students who reapplied to FCC Glendale.
Patrons Club Awards Scholarships
The Patrons Club of Glendale Community College held a luncheon for its scholarship recipients on May 19 at the J. Walter Smith Student Center at the college, hosted by the Culinary Arts Dept.
This year, the Patrons Club awarded 38 scholarships and numerous grants-in-aid to deserving students, with a total amount of $23,399 distributed. Funds for these scholarships are generated from the yearly fundraiser luncheon and silent auction, which this year will be held on Nov. 4 at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.
This year’s recipients, who all plan to transfer to four-year universities, are Ala Babakhanians, Caitlyn Fong, Tatianna Giron, Kevork Anouchian, Davit Harutyunyan, Andrew Ovakimyan, Natasha Van Brynke, Garooneh Avanessian, Suren Najaryan, Jacqueline Postajian, Sharyn McCreedy, Pegah Mirshahidi, Johanna Tang, Jeff Hernandez, Carol Miranda, Emily Keshishian, Inessa Yesayan, Ryan Beauchamp, Nathaly ValldeRuten, Andranig Adjemian, Alis Balayan, Jaqueline Stamboltsian, Rinet Apelian, Nicholas Brayley, Philip Malijan, Aida Ohadi Kabir Maghsudlu, Karissa Scheiern, Tracey Aivaz, Scott Yamamoto, Joao Hernandez, Juan Silva, Yeraz Benlian, Tomomi Sato, Robert Ortiz, David Molina, and Lisa Mekhitarian.
On May 18, the Glendale Latino Association held an awards breakfast to honor 16 local high school and Glendale Community College students receiving scholarships for academic and community excellence. Six awardees were from Holy Family High School College Preparatory. They were Catherine Lapointe, Andrea Hernandez, Lindsay Rivera, Jessica Rojas, Adriana Rodriguez and Sabrina Rufino.
Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club & Prom Plus Club
The Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club held its scholarship distribution luncheon on June 11 when they awarded scholarships to (from left) Sung (Peter) Minshin from CV High School and Megan Reilly, Alexandra (Lexie) Dreyfuss and Emily Matuska from La Cañada High School and Sara Gross, Zoya Sawaged and Jessy Shelton from CV High School. Also receiving a scholarship from the Prom Plus Club was Arleen Galestonian (holding certificate).
Lincoln Elementary School
On May 13, former Lincoln Elementary School students preparing to graduate from high school returned to their elementary school during the schools 90th birthday celebration to receive scholarships.
ABOVE: Ethan Walch, Jeffrey Malmrose and Dylan Archer, Zachary Alvarado, Armo Derbarsegian, Tadeh Tarverdians, Robert Tarkhanians, William Ochoa and Steven Dols.
MIDDLE: Pictured are Kendall Ebert, Brynn Fernandez, Caroline Bearden, Marissa Gutierrez, Elayna Conaty, Elin Aboolian, Rebecca Mencia, Nicole Marks, Kelly Owens, Julia Ha, Sarah Milbrodt, Becky Im and Sarah Aranovsky. (Not pictured is Genevieve Hilburn.)
RIGHT: The Lincoln Elementary scholarship recipients are pictured with their elementary school teachers. After the ceremony the students participated in the Lincoln 500 Parade led by Grand Marshal Rhonda Colgan while the entire Lincoln student body cheered.