Kudos to three youngsters who were awarded scholarships from the David Love III Family Foundation (and more later on how to seek help for applying to college).
At this year’s Golf for Kids Pro-Am tournament held the week of the Pebble Beach AT&T Pro-AM, Guadalupe H., Jasmine R. and Guadalupe L. were presented with their scholarships at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. The three of them attend the Boys and Girls Club, and that's how they found out about this scholarship opportunity.
Guadalupe H., a 17 year-old will be the first in her family to attend a four-year college, and plans to become a psychologist or High School counselor because “I want to ensure that teenagers are provided with opportunities and directed on the right path”.
Jasmine R, who was recently accepted to California State University East Bay, plans to pursue a nursing career. “I’ve seen many alumni before me who have been successful in their careers because of the big influences of the Boys & Girls Club. I am proud to say I will be following in their footsteps."
The third winner, Guadalupe L., says “I cannot imagine myself without the Boys & Girls Club…I am one step closer to being the first in my family to go to college and be someone my little brother can look up to.”
And if you want to be one of those youngsters who follows the college path, the Cesar Chavez Public Library will be providing free assistance both searching for and applying for college scholarships, as well as completing and submitting college applications and financial aid paperwork.
The help is intended for high school seniors, but juniors would also benefit tremendously. If they want to go to college, they need to apply in the fall, and time does travel fast. Librarian Kris Amaral will present a series of sessions beginning Saturday March 5th. Space is limited and attendance will be on a first come first served basis, so those interested in participating are encouraged to call and schedule an appointment.
Sessions will be held from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on March 5, 12, 19, 26. For more information, call the Cesar Chavez Library at 758-7345. The Cesar Chavez Library is located at 615 Williams Road, Salinas.