Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars Awards Scholarships to a record number of CCA seniors

Canyon Crest Academy Dollars For Scholars (CCA DFS) presented its scholarship awards May 20 on the CCA campus.

“This year, CCA DFS awarded a record 60 scholarships to outstanding CCA seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year university or college, vocational, or technical school,” said Stacy Modugno, CCA Dollars for Scholars co-president. “A new high of $36,150 in scholarship funds were raised through sales of CCA student directories and graduation leis and the CCA DFS/CCA Foundation Driver’s Ed Program, and through the generous donations of CCA families, alumni, and friends, and community businesses and organizations.”

Among the colleges scholarship winners will be attending are: Amherst College, Boston College, Brown University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Carnegie Mellon, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Harvard University, Hofstra University, Johns Hopkins University, Lewis and Clark University, Pepperdine University, Pomona College, San Diego State University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and USC.

CCA DFS graciously acknowledges the following individuals, groups, and organizations who donated so generously to the scholarship funds: CCA Foundation, CCA Improv Club, CCA Science Olympiad, Del Mar/Solana Beach Rotary, Dollars for Scholars Alumni, Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors, DUCERUS, the Ernst family, Hansen’s Surf, High Bluff Academy, ITW Foundation, Mission Federal Credit Union, Overland Storage current and former employees, Optimist Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, Pardee Homes, Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Foundation, Town & Country Men’s Wear, and the Wirt-Foltyn family. Thanks also to Mission Federal Credit Union, who generously sponsored the Awards Ceremony, and Trader Joe’s and Village Mill Bread Company, who provided refreshments.

CCA Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, is a parent volunteer, community-based scholarship organization whose mission is to recognize seniors at Canyon Crest Academy for their involvement in a broad range of activities and interests during their high school career, and support their pursuit of continuing education, from four-year degrees to technical training programs. They welcome donations for 2016 scholarships of any amount, including, contributions from CCA parents, local businesses, organizations, civic groups, CCA alumni and their families, and individual donors.

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