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Club offers various scholarships


SOLANA BEACH — The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation is offering college scholarships, targeted to help young people pursue a higher education at a community college, trade school or university. Deadline to submit an application is April 17. Contact the Foundation at (858) 755-9012 with any questions or to request an application.

The Leonard & Edith Polster Scholarships are given to applicants in North San Diego County high schools and focus on financial need and potential for success. The Polsters established this scholarship in 1986, in Polster’s words, “To give something back to the community.”

The Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla/Boys & Girls Club Scholarship supports students entering the medical field; i.e. dietician, certified nursing assistant, radiology, technologist, nurse, physical therapy assistant, etc. This program was developed because of the need in the medical field and the opportunity to give hope to under-privileged children.

The James E. and Patricia Townsend Memorial Fund provides scholarships for students pursuing careers in the computer field.

The Jerry LaFlamme Memorial Fund provides scholarships for students majoring in the area of finance/accounting.

Additional scholarships administered by the Foundation are the Aulisio Family Scholarship designed for young applicants who wish to further their education for career enhancement. These scholarships are generally given to Boys & Girls Club staff members. The Martin & Sharon Cooper Family Foundation provides funding for bright and economically disadvantaged elementary school children who are underperforming, to attend Sylvan Learning Center to help them reach their full academic potential.

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