Record Scholarship Applications Submitted

Sweetwater High School Counselor, Armando Melendrez, informed The SUHI Foundation that “the Class of 2011 came out in full force this year!” A record number of 168 applications were submitted for the nine scholarship categories that fall under The SUHI and the Morgan Family Foundation umbrellas.

The counseling department notified students using a variety of communication tools including: classroom presentations, e-blasts, announcements on the counseling Twitter account, transmission to each classroom on the school television network, notices on the counseling website (www.suhicounseling.com) and announcements at the counseling center using the old fashioned bulletin board! One of the counseling staff (a SUHI alum) created a Newsletter publishing all of the scholarships available to graduating students.

Here are the results of the counseling departments tremendous effort and marketing!

California Homebuilding Foundation (established by the Morgan Family Foundation) – 5
Donna Wilcox Morgan (established by The SUHI Foundation) – 27
Annual SUHI Foundation Scholarship – 27
Kile Morgan Sr. (establised by The SUHI Foundation) – 27
The SUHI Class of ‘64 – 28
Morgan Family Foundation, Inc. – 25
Alan Dodson Class of 1968 Memorial Athletic Scholarship – 8
C. Edward Reed Honorary Music Scholarship- 6
SUHI Class of 1960/Carmen Terlaje Memorial – 15

Applications are being reviewed right now by our foundation volunteers. Award announcements will be forthcoming but well in advance of the Awards Ceremony to be held on Thursday, May 25th , 2011. As most of your know Graduation day for this year’s seniors is June 3rd.

With this overwhelming response to our scholarship programs, The SUHI Foundation is challenged to continue to grow its portfolio of scholarships. We need your help. If you are an alumni and are interested in establishing a scholarship, please contact us at info@thesuhifoundation.org or call Janice Hawken at 619-437-0136.