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Application period opens for CSF scholarships

Following a tradition that began in 1964, the Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge will be awarding college scholarships to deserving students again this spring.

The foundation announced in a news release this week that until April 1 it is accepting applications for scholarships that range from $1,000 to $4,500 per student. To be eligible for consideration, one must be a full-time student who attends private or public school within the city of La Cañada Flintridge, or attend Crescenta Valley High School in neighboring La Crescenta. They must also have at least a 3.0 unweighted grade point average.

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The one-year awards are given to “dedicated learners” who hope to attend a junior college, four-year college, or a trade or technical school. Winners may reapply for scholarships for subsequent years of study.

In addition to general scholarships, CSF awards three memorial scholarships: the Don and Jo Seastrom Memorial, which goes to a student interested in a career in manufacturing or electrical engineering, or a vocational skill; the Lt. Todd Bryant Memorial, given to a student interested in serving their country or who shares the late Bryant’s interests of band, golf or football; and the Robert and Betsy Sorbonne Memorial, awarded to a student interested in dentistry or in attending the University of Southern California.

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Applications can be found in the offices of a student’s college counselor or at the CSF website, csflacanada.org.

This year’s awards will be made in May. In 2018, CSF awarded scholarships totaling $40,000.

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