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CASCWA TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN THE NUMBERS OF SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED ANNUALLY!  BELOW , YOU WILL FIND INFOMATION ON EACH CASCWA SECTION'S ANNUALPROCESS.  APPLICATION, DEADLINES AND RECIPIENT RECOGNITION WILL BE UPDATED DURING THE COURSE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!

At the end of each school year, CASCWA's number one priority is to recognize graduating seniors who have overcome adversity and will be continuing with their education in the fall.  Student scholarships are given out each year by all four CASCWA sections. Please visit each section's information below to learn more about the rich history of these scholarship programs. Each year, over $10,000 is given out statewide to students who have overcome adversity to graduate from high school and to go on to continue with their education.


CASCWA BAY SECTION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 

Dear Educators:

Each year Bay Section CASCWA, California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance, awards $500.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have overcome unique challenges and difficulties. The students we want to recognize and honor are those who may have had to overcome barriers to success early on due to personal or family challenges, excessive absence or discipline concerns.

These students may have benefited from the intervention of a school counselor, community agency, a child welfare and attendance educator/worker, or other.

Please help us to reach exceptional students who are working wholeheartedly to improve their circumstances. Eligible students include those attending a four-year college/university, community college, or vocational school. Please share with eligible students and with those that support them, including College & Career Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, and others who work with graduating seniors.

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Celeste Pracale 


BAY SECTION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2021-22

Eligibility: Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have overcome unique challenges and difficulties.

Award: $500 scholarship per student toward further education or training.

Application Form Link: 21-22 CASCWA Bay Section Scholarship Letter & Application.pdf

21-22 CASCWA Bay Section Scholarship Application form


A complete application packet for this scholarship award shall include:

● Google Application Form (link above)

● A personal letter/statement (approximately 1 page, typed) which describes the obstacles you have faced, your progress in spite of difficulties and your plans for further education or training; uploaded in the Google form.

● One letter of recommendation, uploaded in the Google form.

● Complete transcript – freshman through first semester of senior year, uploaded in the Google form.

Deadline: Applications must be received by Friday, April 29, 2022

Award recipients will need to provide verification of enrollment in college or vocational school prior to receiving the scholarship.

In the event of any questions, please contact Celeste Pracale at cpracale@husd.k12.ca.us



CASCWA'S DELTA SIERRA SECTION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 


The annual Richard C. Davis scholarship was established by the Delta Sierra Section of the California Association of Supervisors Child Welfare and Attendance to recognize the contributions Rich C. Davis has made to the association and for the enduring services he has rendered to school age students.

Two $1000 scholarships are awarded annually to a Continuation or Alternative school graduate who is planning to continue their education in college or a vocational training school. The scholarship award was designed to recognize the resiliency of a student who has overcome personal obstacles to graduate from high school in one of the Delta Sierra Section’s regions: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo or Yuba Counties.

Delta Sierra is proud to announce the offering of a recurring scholarship opportunity to previous Richard C. Davis Scholarship recipients. To re-apply for the Richard C. Davis Scholarship, students must still be attending college or a vocational training school to be considered. 

If you would like to apply for the Richard C. Davis scholarship, please use the link below to apply online. All applications are due by April 28, 2022 by noon. Good luck Graduates! 

*Apply Online here!*

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Delta Sierra section proudly presents Brea Davis; she is a Richard C. Davis Scholarship recipient for 2021!  Ms. Davis is a graduate of Rio Cazadero High School in Sacramento, CA.  She plans to enroll at Consumnes River College in the fall  to earn a degree in Business. Her ultimate goal is to run her own barbershop in the Sacramento area. Congratulations Brea! 

 


CASCWA'S SAN JOAQUIN SECTION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 


CASCWA DELTA SIERRA SECTION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 




On May 20, 2022, the San Joaquin Section hosted the Anthony Brucia Success Awards Scholarship luncheon where our winners and their supporters were treated to a lunch and received their awards. This year's host, Scholarship Committee Chairman, Dr. Kevin Torosian, welcomed all the attendees, and then announced the following recipients:

Isaac Castillo (Kerman HS, Kerman)

Kaylei Mason (Beyer HS, Modesto)

Micaela Villa Sanchez (Clovis West HS, Fresno)

Cole Costa (Tulare Western HS, Tulare)

Zoe Davis Jessee (North HS, Bakersfield)

All of this year's winners are eligible to receive three more awards of $1,000 during the next three years should they remain enrolled in school and in good standing.

After the presentation of the section scholarships, the founders of SafeLaunch, Ron Cuff and Janet Rowse, came to the podium to present two one-time $1,000 awards to the two students they had selected from amongst the 69 applicants who applied for the Anthony Brucia Award and had met the criteria for their award.    Their two recipients were Yael Sanchez (Liberty HS, Paso Robles) and Michaela Garcia (Monterey HS, Monterey).  I want to thank Ron and Janet for taking the time to fly in for the ceremony, and I know all the students were appreciative when they read a letter from the Mayor of Santa Barbara, Randy Rowse, congratulating them all on their accomplishment.

Thanks to everyone in the San Joaquin section that participated in the evaluation of applications, and special thanks to Sergio Mendoza, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair and Joe Brucia, who created this scholarship to honor the memory of his son Anthony and was present at the luncheon to present the awards.

ANTHONY BRUCIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Anthony Brucia Success Awards are the heart of the San Joaquin section of CASCWA. They are named after a high school graduate who found success. 

CASCWA’s San Joaquin section is made up of Central California school professionals who work with students in areas of attendance, truancy or behavior matters.  By providing cash awards and scholarships, we recognize those students who, through hard work and support, made the commitment and succeeded in improving their character.   They “turned it around.”  We urge school staff in comprehensive, alternative or charter schools to help identify and assist those students who are applying for these unique grants.  For the students who win this award, it represents a belief in them, recognition of their achievements, and commitment to their future.  The application and additional, highly useful application information can be found on the ANTHONY BRUCIA SUCCESS AWARDS page.

Each recipient received a $1,000 scholarship, and is eligible to receive $1,000/year for up to four years if they remain enrolled in school in good standing.  We also gave each of the winners a $100 gift card to go out and celebrate their accomplishment in lieu of our inability to gather for our annual scholarship luncheon.

Please click on the Anthonhy Brucia Success Awards link highlighted above to learn more about the scholarship information:


CASCWA SOUTHERN SECTION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 




Southern Section's Lillie Wilson Scholarship was established by CASCWA Southern Section in recognition of Lillie Wilson’s many years of service to CASCWA and to Southern California youth.  Lillie work; at the Los Angeles County Office of Education, is legendary. Her efforts to improve school attendance throughout California remains in place today.  The team that included Phil Kauble, Lillie Wilson and "tools in our toolbox" author, Milt Dooley, positively influenced every school in California.  Southern Section is honored to have their main scholarship named in honor of Lillie Wilson.  

Several $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors that have overcome adversity with the support of a CASCWA member and plan to continue their education via college or career today training.

APPLICATION:

  1. Student Essay - maximum two page, double spaced 12 point font including:

    • Brief description of the student’s background

    • How the student overcame adversity

    • How school personnel helped the student

    • Future educational plans & how the scholarship will benefit them

  2. CASCWA Member Nomination Statement - one page describing the student’s involvement with Child Welfare & Attendance and how the student overcame adversity.

  3. CASCWA Member must complete the 2022 Lillie Wilson Scholarship Nomination Form and attach Student Essay & CASCWA Nomination Statement.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 20, 2022


April 20, 2022. Nominees will be notified the second week of May.

Questions? Please email Leslie Hansen at lhansen@aesd.org mailto:lhansen@aesd.org



      

A Special Thank You to: Maria Hwang de Bravo and Legal Books Distributing for their support to CASCWA Southern Section’s Scholarship fund. 


ADDITIONAL SOUTHERN SECECTION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION AND UPDATE !

Each year CASCWA Southern Section awards several $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who have overcome adversity and are continuing their college or career education.  

Scholarship winners are awarded the “Lillie Wilson Scholarship Award” in honor of Ms. Wilson's outstanding contributions to youth through her CWA work at the Los Angeles County Office of Education. We are pleased to announce that SafeLaunch will also provide scholarships for students that have overcome adversity to personal or family drug and/or alcohol abuse. Additionally, one student is selected to receive the prestigious “Red Book Scholarship” generously contributed by Mrs. Maria Hwang de Bravo through the sales of “California Laws Relating to Minors" - the most widely used legal reference book by offices of CWA throughout the state. 

A Student Essay & CASCWA Member Nomination Statement are due April 20, 2022 

Application requirements and submission details may be found on the CASCWA Scholarship webpage. Please contact Leslie Hansen with any questions you may have at lhansen@aesd.org. We look forward to honoring our deserving Southern Section students!

Thank you, 

Southern Section Board



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