The Sonora Area Foundation has established the Richard A. Franco Memorial Scholarship available this season in Tuolumne County.
The scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors at Sonora High who have excelled academically and have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability or potential. Applicants for the scholarship will have to provide a statement on their academic and leadership accomplishments and a recommendation from an individual commenting on the student's academic and leadership skills.
The Franco family has requested that anyone wishing to donate to this scholarship fund to make a check payable to the Sonora Area Foundation, 362 S. Stewart St., Sonora, with "Franco Scholarship" on the memo line.
Any one wishing to make a gift to any of the scholarship funds held at the Sonora Area Foundation may contact (209) 533-2596.
Cabrillo Club awards
The Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California are offering scholarships statewide. These $500 awards help students of Portuguese heritage enroll in accredited U.S. colleges and universities. To be eligible, students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5 and meet other qualifications stated in the application. Applications are available through high school counselors and at www. cabrillocivicclubs.org. Deadline to submit applications is March 15.
Teen video contest
Teens age 13 to 18 can participate in the Check in at Your Library Teen Video Contest by submitting a short video about their favorite book by Saturday at 5 p.m. First, second and third place prizes of $250, $150 and $100 gift cards will be awarded at a reception for all contestants at the Modesto branch of the Stanislaus County Library on March 16 at noon. Rules and entry form are available at www.stanislauslibrary.org. Teens can participate in a special earbud craft at the Modesto library on March 13 at 3:30 p.m. to come up with a way to keep earbud cords detangled. Free earbuds and decorating materials will be available while the supplies last. For more information, call the Modesto library children's department at (209) 558-7810.