Carmel Valley school wins regional award for Dollars for Scholars program

Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars has been selected as the Dollars for Scholars West Area Affiliate of the Year by Scholarship America. The Affiliate of the Year Award honors and recognizes Dollars for Scholars affiliates that have performed outstanding service to their community and that exemplify the commitment of Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, to making postsecondary success possible for all students.

Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars is a parent volunteer, community-based scholarship organization. Their 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.

“On behalf of Scholarship America, I would like to personally thank everyone associated with the Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars organization for going above and beyond to serve area students and inspire the community,” said Lauren Segal, President & CEO, Scholarship America. “We are thrilled to witness such an extraordinary organization helping local students’ dreams come true and to honor Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars with this prestigious award.”

As the West Area Affiliate of the Year, Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars will receive a $1,000 award for their scholarship program.

“We thank all our volunteers, our parent and community donors, and our outstanding scholars at CCA for making it possible for our chapter to receive this honor,” said Alexis Larky, 2014-2015 CCA DFS co-president. “We rely on school and community support to raise local dollars for our scholarship fund, and this year awarded a record amount of $32,150.00 in scholarships to 57 students in the CCA Class of 2014.”