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).
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