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San Gabriel Community Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

Left to right: Yadanar Aye, Michaela Henry, School Board President Cristina Alvarado, Samantha Egurvide, and Marleld Duran.

SAN GABRIEL, CA – July 18, 2018 – The San Gabriel Community Foundation has revealed the names of the recipients of its 2018 scholarship grants.

The foundation’s annual scholarships, initiated by an endowment of the San Gabriel Women’s Club, were presented to four exemplary graduating seniors in the San Gabriel Unified School District by school board member and board President Cristina Alvarado.

This year’s winners, all young women from the district’s Gabrielino High School, are Yadanar Aye, Marleld Duran, Samantha Egurvide and Michaela Henry.

About the winners

Said Harry Baldwin, Chairman of the San Gabriel Community Foundation: “The winners stand out not only for academic excellence and community service but for the focus and strength of their academic ambitions. Among them, at least one will be the first in her family to attend college and two intend to stay in college to earn graduate degrees.”

Yadanar Aye intends to become a registered nurse and has been admitted to San Diego State University.  She would also like to go on to graduate school for her master’s degree on her way to certification as a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant.  Said Yadanar: “I knew I wanted to pursue nursing specifically in my sophomore year of high school and I am very proud to have been admitted to a direct-entry nursing program at SDSU.”

Marleld Duran is accepted at California State University at Los Angeles.  She is intent on a bachelor’s degree and possibly a career in graphic design.  Marleld she involved herself during all of her four years at Gabrielino High in the school’s rigorous journalism program.  She and her two older brothers are the first generation of her family to attend college.

Samantha Egurvide is the very first in her family to go to college and will attend Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles.  She hopes to finally earn her master’s degree in international studies.  She is an accomplished athlete and was also voted “Most Inspirational Player” on the high school varsity softball team in this, her senior year.

Michaela Henry will be starting at Pasadena City College and then moving on to a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.   Said Michaela: “My proudest achievement in high school was to become the principal violist in the school’s orchestra.”   She hopes to become a mathematical analyst for the U.S. Government

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About the San Gabriel Community Foundation

The Foundation was formed more than a decade ago through an alliance between the City of San Gabriel, San Gabriel Unified School District, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and Church of Our Saviour.

The San Gabriel Community Foundation is a collaborative effort with the California Community Foundation to increase quality of life resources across the San Gabriel Valley.

Partnership – Our active partnership with the award-winning California Community Foundation ensures that administrative costs are kept to a minimum.  The California Community Foundation, founded in 1915, supports more than $500 million in charitable endowment funds and provides significant administrative economies of scale to local community partners.

Join us! – Establish a fund of your own within the San Gabriel Community Foundation and it will receive the maximum charitable deduction allowed by law – and its investments will be guided by some of the country’s top financial advisors through our partnership with the California Community Foundation.

More information – For more information about the San Gabriel Community Foundation and how you can help create a legacy that will serve community needs well into the future, visit our website at www.sangabrielcf.org.

 

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