Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society awards scholarships to four high school graduates

Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society scholarship winners (l-r): Gabby Conde, Wendy Mendoza, Diana Hernandez, Ella Chambers

The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society recently announced the winners of its 2019 college scholarships. The scholarships are offered to graduating seniors who live within the city limits of the City of Solana Beach who will be attending a four-year college, a community college, or a technical school. Grade point average, financial need, and extracurricular involvement in giving back to the community are considered. Students must have demonstrated that they are civic minded and that they have actively volunteered within the community and beyond.

On Monday, June 3, the board of the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society presented four high school graduates with $1,000 scholarships. This year the Historical Society was able to provide four scholarships rather than its usual three due to the generosity of Solana Beach community member Teresa West. A scholarship in her name was given to Wendy Mendoza who will be studying behavioral neuroscience at the University of San Diego. She plans to become a doctor.

Hilda Gabby Conde received the Jim Nelson Scholarship. She will be attending California State College, San Marcos and will be studying political science with the intent of becoming an immigration lawyer.

Diana Conde Hernandez was given the Robert Chuckles Hernandez scholarship. She will also attend California State College, San Marcos. She will study chemistry and would like to become a pediatrician.


The Margaret Schlesinger scholarship was awarded to Ella Chambers who will attend Miami University in Ohio. She will study political science and public policy. Ella would like to become a lobbyist or an attorney.

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