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In the fall, these determined visionaries will attend such institutions of higher learning as Diablo Valley College, U.C. Davis and Princeton. Additionally, three relatively recent categories, titled Spotlight, Sandi Lou Back-to-School and the Norma Dresser Field of Dreams Scholarshipsare funded by private donors who have determined the criteria for eligibility. Recipients must maintain a 2.8 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 units during the entire time they receive funding. The Spotlight Scholarship, which is renewable each year, is awarded to students who show particularly strong focus on their educational goals that lead to a career path in their chosen field. Recipients are Natalie Hill, UC Davis; Kayla Lopez, JFK University; Justine Rawlings and Jenna Weathers, Cal State University East Bay; Alison Spencer, UC Berkeley, Eric Wagoner, Jr., Los Medanos College; Sophie Zhang, Princeton University. More specifically, the Spotlight On You Scholarship addresses vocational and technology education; this year’s recipient is Terra de Haan, Los Medanos Community College. The Sandi Lou Back-to-School Scholarship award supports astudent who has returned to school after a lengthy absence. William Hays, currently a student at Diablo Valley College, will attend UC Davis where he will major in Computer Science. The Norma Dresser Field of Dreams Scholarship celebrates a chapter member who spent her last years dealing with deteriorating vision. This scholarship benefits students with visual impairment as they work toward their educational goals. The recipients for 2016 are Atheana Savage-Anderson, Horizons High School, Concord and Angelica Singh, Diablo Valley College. A fourth privately funded scholarship is the multi-year Mardis Preciado Memorial Scholarship. The recipient must be a student who has received a one-year scholarship from Assistance League of Diablo Valley last May and has achieved a 2.8 grade point average in his or her first year in college. The money will be disbursed in equal payments over the remaining six semesters of undergraduate work as long as the student maintains 12 units and a 2.8 grade point average. The 2015-16 recipient is BaruneThapa, a student at University of California, Berkeley, whose major is Public Health/Molecular Cell Biology. Congratulations to all! Scholarships committee members look forward to hearing from them in the ensuing years. To learn about all of Assistance League of Diablo Valley’s philanthropic programs, please visit this website: diablovalley.assistanceleague.org. a u g u s t 2 0 1 6 A L I V E E A S T B A Y 19


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