Dora Alvarez

Dora Alvarez, a Downey High graduate and scholarship recipient from the Woman's Club of Downey, recently visited the club to thank them in person for their $4,000 scholarship. Alvarez is in her third year at UC Berkley with plans for medical school. "I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart," Alvarez told the club. "I could not do this alone and your care and support will always be with me. Thank you so very much." The Woman's Club awards an academic scholarship to one outstanding Downey High student each year. The grant is paid out at $1,000 per year for four years. Seven students have benefited from the scholarships thus far. Alvarez is pictured above with her mother (left) and scholarship chairperson Shirlee MacDowell. ********** Published: January 10, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 39