Wednesday, May 6, 2015

District seniors receive scholarships from retired teachers

Even after retirement, teachers are still helping students.

CAl RTA Logo Members of the California Retired Teacher Association (CalRTA), Division 4, will be awarding 10 San Diego Unified high school seniors $1,500 scholarships at their senior awards assemblies.

High school seniors were judged on their academic achievement, school leadership, extra-curricular activities, community and volunteer service, work and home activities, and financial need.

The 2015 scholarship recipients in the district are:
  • Feliz Avitia, Gompers High
  • Vania Bailon-Casarrubias, Point Loma High
  • Aurora Espinoza, Patrick Henry High
  • Iman Farahani, La Jolla High
  • Kien Nguyen, Hoover High
  • Quynh Duy Nguyen, Crawford High
  • Sankaran Ramanarayanan, Mira Mesa High
  • Samantha Rizzuto, High Tech High
  • Sarabi Rodriguez, Preuss High
  • Aracely Zeferino, Kearny High School of International Business
The scholarship recipients have an average grade point of 4.64 and have been accepted at the following universities: Columbia University, Mills College, Loyola Marymount University, San Diego State University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, San Diego, University of San Francisco, Washington University, Whittier College and Yale University.

The students’ diverse areas of study include: behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, business management and administration, computer communication, English literature – pre-med, journalism, linguistics, psychology, special education, speech language pathology and structural and aerospace engineering.

The Scholarship Foundation of CalRTA, Division 4 has awarded over $450,000 in scholarships to more than 300 seniors attending four-year universities since its establishment 30 years ago.