Local in Hong Kong
Marianne Lewis, a 2007 graduate and president of her class at Beyer High School, has been selected to participate in the International Commerce (LINC) Program with the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
She will be spending her spring break in Hong Kong through March 22.
There she is meeting with local commercial and political leaders to learn more about international trade and business.
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Students also meet with their counterparts from a local university and experience some of the more prominent cultural venues in the Hong Kong.
The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is giving two scholarships in memory of Eric Melden, an Oakdale High graduate who died following a National Hot Rod Association racing accident.
Eric had two passions: racing cars and rodeo. The museum will give a $500 scholarship to an Oakdale graduating senior whose interests are in automotive studies or automotive engineering, and who plans to attend a two- or four-year college.
The organization is also offering a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to an Oakdale senior whose interests in the agricultural field results in attending a two- or four-year college.
Money for the scholarships was raised through donations and T-shirt sales. The scholarship deadline is April 1, and scholarship applications are on file at the Oakdale High School counseling office. Completed scholarships can be dropped off at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, or mailed before April 1, to 355 East "F" Street in Oakdale.
Donations for either scholarship are still being accepted and will be awarded next year. Contact the Cowboy Museum at 847-5163 for more information.
Hispanic college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math are invited to apply for more than $2 million in scholarship and internship opportunities through AHETEMS (Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science), the educational foundation of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
There is no fee to apply. All applications must be postmarked by April 1.
The different scholarships vary in terms of qualifications and the amount of money, but all scholarships require a minimum 3.0 grade point average. For more information, and an application, go to http://ahetems.org/scholarships.html.
For more information, please contact Mysti Pasquale at the AHETEMS Foundation at (817) 272-1116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Forakis Family and Modesto '500' Lions Club are seeking applicants for scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000.
The awards are for high school and college students, ages 17-24, who plan to pursue interests in music.
Students must be enrolled in a Modesto high school, Modesto Junior College, or attend a California state college or university. College applicants must be graduates of a Modesto-area high school. The scholarships are in memory of Anthony P. Forakis, an area musician and student.
Applications are due by April 30. Call John De La Mora at 529-7760 for an application.
Bank offering scholarships
The Finance & Thrift Company is giving out scholarships to high school seniors this June.
For an application, call 559-781-3961 or contact your local branch. The bank has branches in Turlock, Los Banos and Merced, and will offer one scholarship in each area.
Support group to meet
The teen Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer support group meets 7 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
Meetings are at the College Avenue Congregational Church, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. For more information, call 524-1169 or The Stanislaus Pride Center at 338-0853.
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