Monday, March 21, 2016

The Shops at Montebello to Award Up to $12,000 in Scholarships for Higher Education

The Shops at Montebello to Award Up to $12,000 in Scholarships for Higher Education
Students in Montebello Unified School District Encouraged to Apply by April 24
(MONTEBELLO, Calif.) March 21, 2016 – The Shops at Montebello is seeking applicants for up to $12,000 in college scholarships, as part of the center’s scholarship program, which is meant to recognize outstanding graduating seniors from the Montebello Unified School District as they continue their education.
Applications are currently available starting today, March 21, in high school counselor’s offices at Montebello High School, Schurr High School and Bell Gardens High School. Completed applications are due on Monday, April 25, no later than 2 p.m. to each respective high school counselor.
Up to four students from each school will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship each.
“The pursuit of higher education and career aspirations for today’s youth is an initiative that is important to The Shops at Montebello,” said Marida Petitjean, Director of Marketing and Business Development at The Shops at Montebello. “We’re proud to be able to assist in making attending college a reality.”
The Shops at Montebello’s Scholarship Awards recognizes local seniors in their pursuit of continuing their education at a four-year college. The scholarship program was created in 1985, when the center opened, as a way to assist local students in recognizing their educational goals and to provide initial monetary support to achieve those goals.
This year, candidates will be evaluated on criteria including a combination of outstanding academic accomplishments, participation in school activities and clubs and community volunteer work. They must also possess a financial need, and demonstrate a commitment to continuing their education at a four-year college by submitting an essay detailing why it is important to further their educational path after high school. In addition to the completed application form, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a graduating senior from Montebello High School, Schurr High School or Bell Gardens High School, continuing on with their education at a four-year college,
  • Submit two letters of recommendation 
  • Submit a copy of their current school transcript
  • Submit the completed application to their high school counselor 
Scholarship funds will be awarded upon official verification of enrollment in a post-secondary educational program. The verification should be brought to The Shops at Montebello Management Office, as they will handle the distribution of funds.  For questions about the program, call 323-722-1776.

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