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Junior Statesmen scholarships open to SCV students

Attend JS summer school at top colleges and symposia

Posted: February 26, 2009 4:00 a.m.
Updated: February 25, 2009 11:30 p.m.
 
The Junior Statesmen Foundation announces new high school scholarships being offered by The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation of San Francisco. High school students in Santa Clarita Valley in L.A. County are encouraged to apply. Recipients will have the opportunity to attend Junior Statesmen Summer School at Yale, Princeton, Stanford or Georgetown universities or Symposia held in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

(PRWEB) February 26, 2009 -- High school students in Santa Clarita Valley in Los Angeles County, especially those attending school in the William S. Hart High School district, are encouraged to apply for one of twelve high school scholarships being offered by The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation of San Francisco.

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Foundation, three high school students will be awarded scholarships to Junior Statesmen summer programs.

Nine other eligible L.A. County high school students will be able attend Junior Statesmen Symposia. Offering an academic opportunity to students who are passionate about politics and government, Junior Statesmen programs are considered by many to be an ideal training ground for tomorrow's civic leaders.

One full and two partial scholarships for high school students entering grades nine through twelve will fund attendance at Junior Statesmen Summer School. Hosted annually at Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and Princeton University, these events can be investigated further at the organization's Web site.

In addition to funding for the Summer Programs, nine high school students will be sponsored to attend one of this year's Junior Statesmen Symposia, each hosted by a college. Symposium programs are three- to four-day events focusing on such issues as leadership, politics, media, the Green economy, national security and globalization. Henry Mayo Newhall scholarships are available for students to attend the California Symposium on Politics and the Green Economy, and the Gene A. Burd Symposium on Los Angeles Media and Politics.

"We are very grateful that The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation has extended this grant to the Junior Statesmen program," says David Viotti, CEO of the Junior Statesmen Foundation. "These scholarships for Santa Clarita Valley high school leaders are a prime example of the Newhall Foundation's continued commitment to fostering political involvement and leadership."

In addition to the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation scholarships, other high school scholarships are available to qualifying students. The Gerald Garner Memorial Fund, Meese Family Memorial Fund, Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, Robert Meyers Scholarship Fund, and donors to the West Contra Costa Initiative also support students interested in Junior State of America involvement.

Those interested in applying for these and other scholarships for high school students, or who would like to donate funds to the Junior Statesmen Foundation, can visit the Junior State of America/Junior Statesmen Foundation Web site for more information.

About JSA:
Since 1934, over 500,000 student leaders have benefitted from The Junior Statesmen Foundation (JSF) and the Junior State of America, now celebrating its 75th Anniversary. A non-partisan, educational organization supporting the student-run Junior State of America, The Junior Statesmen Foundation also administers the annual Junior Statesmen Summer School, and the Junior Statesmen Symposia.

About The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation:
The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation non-profit organization supports charitable, cultural and agricultural programs in areas of California. Founded in 1963 by fourth-generation descendants of California entrepreneur and pioneer Henry Mayo Newhall, the foundation funds projects that improve the quality of life in areas related to the legacy of Mr. Newhall. Since its inception, the grants have been awarded to more than 100 organizations in communities where Mr. Newhall originally established his businesses, or where those enterprises are active today. www.Newhallfoundation.org provides details for those interested in learning more.

 

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