Databus Issue: 2008 3 07/31/2008
CETPA "Bridge to the Future" ScholarshipWarren Williams President
CETPA has always tried to give back to the community that supports its statewide efforts to improve K-12 education. This year CETPA established the “Student Bridge to the Future Scholarship Program” to assist high school seniors who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. The scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for associations.
Applicants to the CETPA Student Bridge to the Future Scholarship Program must be -
• High school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
• Nominated by a CETPA member**.
**A CETPA member may nominate multiple students but only one student per member can be selected to receive a scholarship in the program.
The student receives a $3,000 award. Up to two (2) awards will be granted each year. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of maintaining a cumulative GPA minimum of 2.5.
This year’s recipients are Paige Buck-Moyer and Vincent Sherman.
Paige is a graduate of Atascadero High School in Atascadero, California. She was President of the National Honors Society, Youth Representative to the City of Atascadero Parks and Recreation Commission, participated in Track & Field and Honor Choir for four years, and served an internship at Cal Poly. She will attend the University of California at Berkeley with a major in molecular and cell biology.
Vincent graduated from Bear River High School in Grass Valley California. He was a finalist in the Bank of America Plaque Award for math and science. He was valedictorian, placed third in Destination Imagination global finals, races mountain bikes, plays soccer and enjoys rock climbing. He will attend the University of California at San Diego and major in biomedical sciences.
Congratulations to Blake and Paige who were selected from a very competitive field of sixty-one applicants.