Sausalito Woman’s Club Scholarship Recognition Fund Awards $61,000 to Local Students

Sausalito, Ca. – June 5, 2014 – The Sausalito Woman’s Club presented a record $61,000 in educational scholarships to forty 2014 high school graduates and college students from Sausalito and Marin City on Sunday, June 1. The scholarships were awarded at a special ceremony and reception held at the Sausalito Woman’s Club to honor the students.

SWCSRF Chair Jean Patterson congratulated the students and praised them for their accomplishments. Dr. Elizabeth Talley of Marin City, a pediatric nephrologist at Oakland’s Children’s Hospital and a clinical instructor at Stanford University’s School of Medicine who received scholarships and support from the SWCSRF through college and medical school was guest speaker. She spoke of her own journey to reach her dream and encouraged the students not to give up, that when one door shuts another will open. The scholars, their friends and families and SWC members were also treated to the vocal talents of young Chautiana Thomas singing “A Hero Lies in You”.

The Scholarship program is supported solely through community fundraising and individual donations as well as commemorative and memorial gifts. This year, eight scholarships named for individuals and organizations that have been a special part of the SWCSRF were awarded to the following students:

Gian-Paul Bergeron, Sarah Leider & Silvana Meira – The Michael B Heyman Memrial Scholarship

Janay Garrard – The Sausalito Presbyterian Church Scholarship

Malachia Hoover – The Sausalito Woman’s Club Memorial Scholarship

Ramona Polk – The Nancy Debruyn/Shannon Bell Memorial Scholarship

Jason Rasmussen – The Phil Frank Memorial Scholarship

Jasmine Roary – The Elaine B. Squires Memorial Scholarship

The SWC Scholarship Recognition Fund, which provides financial support, encouragement and acknowledgement to deserving students seeking higher education, has awarded more than $820,000 in scholarships since its founding in 1956. All recipients of SWCSRF scholarships must be residents of either Sausalito or Marin City and planning to attend an accredited college, graduate school or vocational or arts institution. The SWCSRF, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors made up of SWC members. http://sausalitowomansclub.org/scholarship

 

Sausalito Woman’s Club 2014-2015 Scholarship recipients. Front, L to R: Mitchell Roberts, Shannon Courtney, Jacinda Price, Louise DeLeon, Megan Bordes, Margaret Shepherd, Nicole Vandenberg; Second, L to R: Myan Tran, Gian-Paul Bergeron, Terry Shelmire, Breanna Williams, Janay Garrard, Annarose Leff, Najiba Azam; Third, L to R: Briggs Vallandigham, Spencer Jackson, Jason Rasmussen, Tristan Gounard, Stephen Bordes, Colby D’Onofrio; Back, L to R: Angelica Costa, Shayna Lee, Stephanie Lee, Early Cobb, Blanche Duann, Mariah Ashby. (Not pictured: Noah Bynum, Laura Canas, Xinhua Eynon, Alexandra Goldstein, Malachia Hoover, Honour Knudsen, Jessica Leider, Sarah Leider, Silvana Meira, Ramona Polk, Derneshia Morgan, Jessica Rasmussen, Jasmine Roary and Alexander Rockwood.

Sausalito Woman’s Club 2014-2015 Scholarship recipients. Front, L to R: Mitchell Roberts, Shannon Courtney, Jacinda Price, Louise DeLeon, Megan Bordes, Margaret Shepherd, Nicole Vandenberg; Second, L to R: Myan Tran, Gian-Paul Bergeron, Terry Shelmire, Breanna Williams, Janay Garrard, Annarose Leff, Najiba Azam; Third, L to R: Briggs Vallandigham, Spencer Jackson, Jason Rasmussen, Tristan Gounard, Stephen Bordes, Colby D’Onofrio; Back, L to R: Angelica Costa, Shayna Lee, Stephanie Lee, Early Cobb, Blanche Duann, Mariah Ashby. (Not pictured: Noah Bynum, Laura Canas, Xinhua Eynon, Alexandra Goldstein, Malachia Hoover, Honour Knudsen, Jessica Leider, Sarah Leider, Silvana Meira, Ramona Polk, Derneshia Morgan, Jessica Rasmussen, Jasmine Roary and Alexander Rockwood.

(Photo by Jean Schurtz)

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The Scholarship Recognition Fund was established in 1956 by members of the SWC for the purpose of providing scholarships to Sausalito/Marin City students. In 2012, the SWCSRF granted $61,000 to 40 scholars…bringing our total gift to the community to over $820,000. 

The Scholarship Recognition Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, which allows donations to be fully tax deductible. (Federal I.D. No. 68-0239954).  In addition to receiving funding from SWC dues, the SWCSRF receives donations to its Fund through fundraising, as well as commemorative and memorial gifts.

Scholarship recipients must be permanent residents of the Sausalito-Marin City School District and be current or returning students planning on attending an accredited college, vocational, technical or graduate school or an arts institution.

Donations, including living legacy options, and requests for information regarding scholarships should be directed to the SWC Scholarship Recognition Fund, P.O. Box 3045, Sausalito, CA 94966 or SWCSRF@sausalitowomansclub.org.

Contact Number: 415-332-2700 ext.3

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