By Hilary Stanley
Three SLV High graduates received a total of $3,600 this year from the Valley Women’s Club’s Scholarship Program, which is now twenty years old. The program started in 1993 as a “Single Parent Scholarship” program and then 9 years later, to meet a greater need, it was transformed into a scholarship program for SLV graduates planning to attend Cabrillo College.
The VWC has an annual Yard Sale (see related article) that replaced the sale of VWC Cookbooks as the main funding mechanism for the scholarships sixteen years ago. The Scholarship Fund is also the recipient of generous donations each year by VWC members who understand the importance of helping motivated students achieve their educational goals. (see VWC E-Newsletter Rummage Sale article http://valleywomensclub.com/2013/04/29/rummage-sale-benefits-vwc-scholarship-recipients/)
This year’s recipients are excited to be attending Cabrillo College next year and each has exciting ideas for her/his future. Each was awarded $300 for the fall and $300 for the spring semesters, as long as they are enrolled.
Theresa Magdalina Bustamantes, from Scotts Valley (but going to SLV) wants to go into a counseling/medical health field.
Yesenia Veloz Diaz, from Mt. Hermon, plans to become a nurse.
Scott Lambaren, from Brookdale, is hoping to find a career in zoology or wildlife biology.