DOWNEY - Two Downey residents have been awarded scholarships from the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation.Amanda Timoney received a $2,000 scholarship and will attend UC Santa Cruz this fall. Alejandro Alvarez was given a $1,000 and will attend Cal State Long Beach and major in Pre-Medicine. "We are proud to award college scholarships to these deserving students," said Ronald Fong, president of the foundation. "We are encouraged by their desire, drive and determination to obtain a higher education and are grateful to assist in that cause." Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, outstanding character and leadership potential. Applicants must be planning to enroll as full-time college students this fall at an accredited, nonprofit college or university in the U.S.
********** Published: September 11, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 21