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2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to finally announce the recipients of this years’ scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic years. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we were delayed making this announcement. This year we were able to offer three scholarships for $2000.00 each. Since we started the program in 2005, we have been able to give out 67 scholarships, totaling approximately $102,000.00, something we are extremely proud! We are hoping for your continued support. Your support is always important, but now more than ever it is needed.

The three individuals below were chosen by Scholarship America to receive these scholarships out of the twelve who applied. From the essays that have been provided as part of the selection process, we can feel proud that we are helping the future generation with our scholarship program. Everyone’s support for the scholarship program is appreciated and hopefully we can continue to grow this program. The Board will be deciding the number of scholarships that we can offer for the 2021-2022 year in January, or March 2021. Watch our Newsletters and see upcoming general information on the website regarding next year’s scholarship program so you can encourage your children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren to apply.

Below is information on each of the recipients and excerpts from their goals and aspirations statements. You will be able to read that a particularly good, committed group of students will be helped by us to make a better world in the future. This year will be quite a challenge for our recipients and for education, in general!

Caroline Berg, Orinda CA, daughter of Steve Berg, Orinda, 2016 retiree, will be attending Stanford University, pursuing a degree in Engineering. “In the future I would like to work for a technology company in data analysis or operations and financial engineering. I want to study engineering to challenge my quantitative abilities, team skills and creativity. I like to analyze data and apply quantitative tests to make decisions logically. I have a specific interest in basic sciences, so I would ideally like to work for a science-based startup. Finally, for me, the most fundamental attraction of engineering is that I’ll be working on some of the world’s biggest challenges. I expect that an engineering education will give me the tools to become part of the solution.”

Cadence Tomlinson, Dallas TX, granddaughter of Arthur Remedios, Moraga, 1998 retiree, will be a Sophomore at University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, pursuing a degree in Political Science/Economics. “My plan after earning my bachelor’s degree is to go to law school to become a public defender. I am extremely passionate about prisoner’s rights and would love to, more than anything else, devote my career to helping a community that is so often looked down upon and forgotten. Everyone deserves a second chance at having a good life, and I want to help make that happen for low income defendants. While I am working towards my bachelor’s degree, I plan to work on developing resources for incarcerated people locally in Columbia, my college town. I am also hoping to get involved with letter writing campaigns there.”

Tessa Cowley, Mountain View CA, granddaughter of Bill Scott, El Cerrito, 2000 retiree, will be attending University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, pursuing a degree in Nursing. “Nurses vigilant care touches the lives of almost everyone. This influence becomes shockingly apparent when the world is suffering in times such as this Coronavirus pandemic. Most self-preserving humans wish to steer clear of hospitals in a time like this, but if anything, this pandemic has strengthened my resolve to join these medical workers. I want to be involved. I want to have an essential role in the functioning of society. I will be attending the university in their Nursing Early Assurance Program and Honors College. Throughout these four years, I hope to grow immensely in technical skills, but also empathy and compassion so I can return to work in the Bay Area and serve my community. From that point on, there is no stopping me-patient by patient, I intend to change the world.”