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Scholarship and College Information

May, 2012



·         Embrace your new school.  By the time you read this, many of you will have sent a SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) to the university you’ll be attending in the fall.  You had your time to debate the decision and weigh the pros and cons of each choice, but now you’ve made the commitment to one school.  Don’t waste your time thinking about the other schools to which you applied.  Now is the time to embrace your school and get excited about the new experiences awaiting you.  Go get a sweatshirt from your new school and wear it with pride!

·         East San Gabriel Regional Occupation Program is a good option for anyone A) interested in technical training for a career or B) trying to get more of their general education classes out of the way.  Several of their classes transfer to the community college so if you’re having trouble getting all of your breadth requirements taken care of at Mt. SAC or Fullerton College, this might be another option.  Look at www.esgvrop.org for more information.

·         Take the time to be appreciative in your last days of high school.  There are just a few weeks to go and you’re probably very excited about the prospect of life after high school, but believe it or not, there are some things and people you’ll miss and you don’t want to overlook them.  Amidst all the frenzy of your final days on campus, take a moment to reflect on the teachers, GLC’s, school staff, and friends who have been there for you along the way.  Most importantly, set some time aside to show your gratitude to your family before you start the next chapter of your life.  It’s probably a good idea to have one last cookie from the school kitchen as well.



·        Girls’ League of DBHS Scholarship – The Girls’ League awards three $500 scholarships and five $100 scholarships.  Since Girl’s League is a service-based organization, community involvement is a primary factor in deciding who receives awards.  Pick up an application in Mr. Desmond’s office or in Ms. Pacheco’s room (261).  Application packages must be submitted to Ms. Pacheco by Friday, May 4th, 2012.

·        The Denis Paul Scholarship – This scholarship was established in 2010 in honor of DBHS’ principal from 1998-2010.  The $1000 award is open to any senior who has been a student at DBHS for all four years and exemplifies the principles of community service and academic achievement.  Pick up an application in Mr. Desmond’s office.  Completed applications along with a copy of your transcript must be submitted to Mr. Desmond by Friday, May 4th, 2012.

·        The Berkeley Student Foundation Diversity Scholarship – If you will be attending UC Berkeley next year and you are “considered an underrepresented minority,” you qualify for this scholarship.  This is a renewable award of $1000 for each year of attendance at UC Berkeley.  The foundation considers financial need, community service, academic achievement, personal history, and leadership.  Applications can be picked up in Mr. Desmond’s office or found online at http://www.bsf.moonfruit.com/ and the postmark deadline is May 1st, 2012.

·        Seiji Isomoto Scholarship – This is for graduating seniors of Asian-American descent who have demonstrated excellence in academics and athletics throughout their high school career.  $1000 will go to one male and one female recipient.  Applicants must have at least one Asian parent, a minimum GPA of 3.0 in academic classes, and a varsity letter for a high school sport.  Pick up an application in Mr. Desmond’s office.  Application packages must be postmarked by Saturday, May 5th, 2012.

·        Schools First Scholarship – Schools First Credit Union will award two $250 scholarships to DBHS seniors.  Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and community service, extracurricular involvement, academic achievement, and leadership are all positive factors that could help you earn one of these scholarships.   To apply, submit your Senior Profile to Mr. Desmond by Friday, May 4th, 2012 – 3:00.

·        Shawn Carter Scholarship – This foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative high schools, students who have earned a GED, and students who have a 2.0 GPA.  They are looking for “under-served” students and one of the key questions they ask applicants is: “What are your plans to give back to the community?”  Apply at http://www.shawncartersf.com/apply/ by May 15th, 2012.

·        Molisani of Southern California – The Molisani is a social organization which promotes the culture and history of the Molise region of Italy, and they’re offering a scholarship to qualified seniors of “Italian origin who are either born in the Molise region of Italy or descendants through ancestry or marriage of natives of Molise.”  If that’s you, pick up an application in Mr. Desmond’s office.  Applications must be received by the committee, not Mr. Desmond, by May 15th, 2012.


·        Congratulations to Vincent Hsu and Nathan Leung for winning the Brea Community Hospital Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship!

·        Congratulations to Cindy Mo, Ian Pan, Joseph Tang, and Kevin Zhang for winning the UC Berkeley Regents and Chancellor’s Scholarship!

·        If you’ve won any scholarships, make sure to let Mrs. Taylor in the Guidance Office know as soon as possible to see if you will be part of the 2012 Awards Night.

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