Local students earn scholarship, honors

•Carmel Valley resident Bjorn Burkle has earned a $2,000 academic scholarship from Alliance for Affordable Services. Bjorn plans to attend the University of California - Santa Barbara this fall. The Alliance Scholarship Program was created to help Alliance members meet the costs of attending college — the tuition, books, fees and equipment that students require. For more information about the Alliance and how to join, visit or call Member Services at 800-733-2242.

•Berklee College of Music recently announced that the following local students have earned placement on the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2012 academic year: •Christopher Jones of Carmel Valley

•Kristin King of Carmel Valley