SCHOLARSHIPS

The Scholarship Program was established in 2004.  Graduating high school students from selected alternative education programs which participated in our Competencies for Independent Living Program were offered an opportunity to apply for a scholarship to a college or trade school.

The Scholarship Program now includes five continuation high schools in Placer County, including Confluence and Maidu in Auburn, Adelante, and Independence in Roseville, and Victory in Rocklin.  We also offer scholarships to students with high school diplomas or the equivalent from Koinonia Family Services, a drug rehabilitation program in Loomis.  All students for this program as well as students from the above-mentioned continuation high schools have often had challenging life circumstances, but are very motivated to pursue post-high school training and education. They are referred to us by their high school staff and by other community leaders.

2018

In 2018 the Scholarship Committee awarded seven scholarships! Scholarship recipients include Zoey Hutchison from Confluence High School in Auburn, Angel Mendoza from Koinonia Family Services in Loomis, Jamie Brooks, and Tiffany Perera from Victory High School in Rocklin, Emily Smith, and Janette Ramirez from Adelante High School in Roseville, and Abigail Gonzalez from Independence High School in Roseville. In addition, we continue to support seven students who have been awarded scholarships in previous years.  All of the above students are attending community colleges and four-year colleges. Their interests are wide-ranging and include child psychology, environmental science, nursing, teaching, interior design, and business. Education is the key to success in many career pathways, and Assistance League of Greater Placer is committed to providing opportunities for students from alternative high schools so that they may continue their education and find successful careers.

2017

In 2017 we awarded two scholarships to seniors from Chana High School, Auburn, and Independence High School, Roseville.  In addition, we continue to support eight students attending vocational training programs and institutions of higher education who had been awarded scholarships in previous years.  Students are attending community colleges, four-year colleges, and vocational training programs such as medical assisting and court reporting.  Their interests are wide-ranging and include interior design, early childhood education, dental hygiene, and ultrasound technology.  Education is the key to success in many career pathways, and Assistance League of Greater Placer is committed to providing opportunities for students from alternative high schools to continue their education.

2017 Chana High School Graduation

2017 Independence High School Graduation

2016 Koinonea Graduation

Success!

2016 Adelante Graduation

2016

Several Scholarship Committee members attended 4 different 2016 graduations to award 5 scholarships.  When they heard some of the stories about the students it highlighted how important the scholarship program can be to helping them go on for further education and turn their lives around.

2016 Independence High School Graduation

 Scholarship Committee member Betsy Katz with Graduate Mitchell Iwahari.