Apr 27, 2016
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Fifty-six promising West Contra Costa high school seniors will receive a share of $130,000 in college scholarships from the Ed Fund, which aims to improve education for local public school students.

The winners were among 243 students who applied to the very competitive application process. Their applications were reviewed by volunteers who chose “the top students with the grit and passion it takes to succeed in college and give back to their community,” according to the Ed Fund.

Scholarship winners will be recognized at the Ed Fund’s 28th Annual Soaring to Excellence Celebration on Friday, May 6. The free public event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater. Register to attend here.

The $130,000 raised for scholarships was the result of generous support from College Futures Foundation, Irene S. Scully Family Foundation, Schroeder Family Foundation, and Whittier Educational Foundation. The scholarships will be awarded over the next academic year to help those 56 high school seniors achieve their college dreams.

The photos, courtesy of the Ed Fund, includes winners from Kennedy High (top left), De Anza High (top right), El Cerrito High (bottom left) and Pinole Valley High (bottom right).


Kennedy HS Scholars




El Cerrito HS Scholars


Pinole Valley HS Scholars











  1. I hope that they will also cover the WCCRES awards on 5/19. Retired teachers are awarding 35 $2,000.00 scholarship and all this money was earned by the scholarship board. We raise this money and award the money to the students after reading over a hundred applications. If Mldax wants more information, he can contact me.

    Pat Dornan | Apr 27th, 2016

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.