CASCWA's San Joaquin Section has a goal of annually providing cash awards and scholarships to deserving students, who have overcome adversity and are proceeding with their future educational and/or life goals. Each of the scholarships are presented in the memory of Anthony Brucia--a young man who turned-it-around!
Do you know a student who is deserving of this award?
ANTHONY BRUCIA SUCCESS AWARDS FOUNDATION
Our Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Public Non-Profit Foundation
Financial awards and scholarships for those students who have "turned it around."
Specific Foundation Information may be found below.
Wanted-- a Winner!
A high School Senior who has turned-it-around! $1,000 cash awarded to this student and others!
- Our winners are almost always.......
- *A student who is expected to graduate at the end of this school year.
- *A student who has overcome significant challenges and/or obstacles.
- *A student who has made an impressive "turn around" for success while in high school.
- *A student who has shown personal and academic improvement by the senior year.
- *A student who is identified and/or recommended to apply by a staff member, mentor or friend.
- * A student who has recommendations that describe the applicant's growth.
- *A student who was uncertain of applying for any scholarship.
- *A student who does not have a four year "A" average.
Eligible Schools: All high schools in the counties of: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne. Includes alternative, charter, special and private schools.
Applicants must submit the following, postmarked no later than: to be announced in 2021.1. A current Anthony Brucia Success Award Application.2. A personal letter/statement that may include obstacles prior to the turn around, the progress made despite any adversity, and the applicant's future goals and plans.3. Two letters of recommendation from someone who is aware of the turn around.4. Activities record and employment history.
5. Transcript-freshman through first semester of the senior year***Excerpts from Past CASCWA Anthony Brucia Success Award Winner***
***Excerpts from Past CASCWA Southern Section Applicants***
Check out the "Top 20 Strategies for Success" and "Leadership Power Pages" at the bottom of this WEB page for great vocabulary words for your personal statement or personal improvement.
Since the creation of the Anthony Brucia Awards, over $200,000 has been provided to students graduating from Central California high schools. The students are special as they have made great strides to turn their lives around before their senior year in school. Many from abusive family situations. Most have gone on to college with some entering a vocational school or the military. Recent winners who have been successful in college have also been awarded Anthony Brucia scholarships as they continue their education.
The application process begins in the early spring of each year when procedural letters and applications are sent out to high school scholarship counselors. These schools include comprehensive, continuation, community, independent and charter schools within the area of Central California.
Most of our winners have two things in common; 1) someone who reviews and makes suggestions on their draft application essay. Usually it is a teacher or counselor, and 2) the help of a mentor with knowledge of the "turn around." There are a minimum of five new $1,000 winners each year, and each winner can return for the next three years to receive and additional $1000 per year. An additional number of unique "donor supported" awards are also provided each year.
Special thanks to the San Joaquin section of CASCWA who do all the fund raising through their many workshops and donor requests. 100% of all donations are distributed to our winners. Each donor receives a nice thank-you receipt with the Foundations tax free federal identification number.
Proudly sponsored by the San Joaquin Section of...............
Each year we provide between 9-16 Success Awards. The number varies depending on private donations, our non-profit partners and the number of past award winners who attend and continue their education.
2021 winners are: Danitza Fe Valazquez of Parlier HS, Serena Beisel of Clovis North HS, Joshua Peterson of Kingsburg HS and Wendy Xiong of Redwood HS.
2020 winners are: Araya Bencoma of Big Pines HS, Abigail Halsey of Lemoore Middle College, Jose Romaldo of Parier HS, Madeline May of Mesquite HS and Kyleigh Austin of Templeton HS. Continuing education winners are Delores Castillo, Corryn Brechmann, Kaya Gomez and Makayla Anderson.
Our sixteen 2019 winners included: Crystal, Kalyssa, Makayla, Joyce, Angelica, Jazlynn, Nicholas, Sarah, Rubi, Delores, Corryn, Samantha, Kayla, Eva, Patricia and Victoria.
Anthony Brucia Success Awards
How it Started
Life Quotes by Frank Allocco Sr., a great high school coach, a winner in life & a caring "motivator"............
"Maturity is ignoring distractions, keeping total focus and concentration on the task at hand."
Our response to challenges, disappointments, and frustrations hardens our core, strengthens our soul and prepares us for the next challenge!"
"Your Mind is your universe, Master It!"
"Don't kill time, use time
"A person who possesses a strong character realizes that his/her destiny is ultimately his/her own."
"Make a choice today, have an uncommon, extraordinary day."
"Life is competition-- hard work, commitment, effort will win."
“When doing repetitive tasks, make it a habit, not to go fast…… go perfect.”
"Maturity is understanding the significance of the passing of time."
"The beauty and challenge of life is that it is ever-changing and requires work and effort to keep up with new techniques and methods to improve."
"Work on it, don't wait on it."
"The little things that appear to mean nothing, mean everything."
"The success of any endeavor will be determined by the spirit in which it was entered."
Make a check out to "Anthony Brucia Success Awards" and send to: Anthony Brucia Success Awards Foundation c/o CASCWA, 1959 El Portal Dr. Merced CA 95340. A tax deductible thank-you letter will be returned. Major donations can be given to winners in your or your company's name. Our federal employer ID # is 82-5270956
ABOUT PRIVATE DONATIONS
We receive many inquires each year regarding special donations. These are donations that a family or company wish to award in the name of their family, or perhaps a child or spouse who has passed away. Some are in the name of the donating company. We endorse and joyfully provide these awards, choosing winners from our large applicant base. Recipients are either a high school senior or a higher education student who has overcome adversity to achieve success. The donor does not have to advertise, read applications, select winners or prepare the award certificate. This is all done by the foundation. Our contributors are always invited to the annual awards ceremony. You may email Joe Brucia (email@example.com) or contact any Board member for additional information.
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