Times Awards 11 Grants to S.D. County Students
Eleven San Diego County high school students have been awarded educational grants-in-aid of $500 each from the Los Angeles Times Fund.
The San Diego County allocations are part of an annual program sponsored by the Times Fund that enables graduating high school seniors to continue their education in the next school year. This is the seventh year the Times Fund has included San Diego schools.
“Students who receive these grants have demonstrated a personal commitment and desire to further their education, as well as a determination to succeed,” said Tom Johnson, publisher and chief executive officer of The Times and president of the Times Fund.
“In awarding these educational grants-in-aid, The Times Fund gives needy students the means and encouragement to pursue their educational goals and makes their drive for advancement a reality.” Two hundred students from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties received grants totaling $100,000 this year. The educational grants may be used not only at traditional colleges and universities, but trade and technical schools as well. Recipients are judged on their motivation to succeed and individual ability, rather than on grade-point averages.
The grants-in-aid program is supported by the proceeds from various Times-sponsored events. Two upcoming events are the 41st Times/Rams Charity Game on Aug. 23 and the Volvo Los Angeles professional tennis tournament featuring Ivan Lendl at the Los Angeles Tennis Center from Sept. 15 to 21.
These San Diego area students, followed by their high schools, are grant recipients this year:
Yaravid A. Betancourt, El Camino; Patricia B. Browning, Hilltop; Tim Dunaway, Julian Union; Edgar Garcia, Montgomery; Eric Paul Reynolds, Mt. Carmel; Galynne M. Halford, Mt. Miguel; David B. Kronsburg and Kimberly S. Orr, Poway, and Gerry Caiga, Daniel Flores and Maria Vazcones, Sweetwater.