The Queen of the Festival scholarship program announces its fifth year of supporting young women in furthering their higher education. Five high school seniors will compete for the Queen title and a $6,000 scholarship. The total amount of scholarships awarded is $15,000.
The Queen of the Festival scholarship program promotes community service and it is open to high school seniors who will be attending university. This scholarship program is part of the Sheriff’s Youth Program Fund and held in conjunction with the 10th Annual North Fair Oaks Community Festival on August 21, 2011. The festival is a multicultural event sponsored by San Mateo County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Sheriff Greg Munks. He welcomes the community to enjoy a day of free live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverages, children’s rides and activities, and a festive parade.
“”We are proud to sponsor university scholarships for young women in our community. The Queen of the Festival scholarship program inspires young people of all ages to aspire to higher education and provides positive role models. It is a tremendous effort by the entire community,”” said Sheriff Greg Munks.
The top scholarship award is $6,000 for the queen; two princesses will receive $3,500 each; and two finalists will receive $1,500 scholarships each. Applicants must be university-bound females with excellent academic, community service credentials and must submit a community involvement essay. Applicants are evaluated and five outstanding finalists are selected by a committee compromised of community leaders, including co-chairs Beto Chavez and Lilia Ledezma. The application deadline is March 30, 2011 at 5 p.m.
Click on this link to visit the site and download scholarship applications.
Congratulations to the reigning 2010 Queen, Martiza NuÃ±ez-Pereda (Sequoia High School, 2010; Notre Dame de Namur University, 2014)..
Source: Redwood City Newsletter
Originally Posted on: 2/22/2011