[BHS Etree] ADMIN: Scholarship Donations for Undocumented BHS Seniors

BHS Etree bhs at lists.lmi.net
Tue Dec 11 18:35:51 PST 2018

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Hello Berkeley High School Community,

For many years, the Berkeley High School counselors have been managing a couple of scholarship programs for BHS seniors. One in particular is focused entirely on supporting our undocumented seniors as they head off to college. The Aragon Family Scholarship was created in memory of Raul Aragon from Cal State University Northridge who began supporting our undocumented BHS seniors many years ago. 100% of money donated goes directly to undocumented BHS seniors as college scholarships.

Although California does a lot to support undocumented students, these young scholars are not eligible for any federal grants/scholarships/loans. This often leaves them struggling to be able to afford college like their documented peers. The BHS counselors have been raising money ourselves for this scholarship, but our resources are limited and we are never able to award as much money as we would like to our undocumented seniors. I know that many generous community members are interested in supporting our EL and our undocumented students, and this is an option that could make a huge difference in the lives of these amazing young people.

If anyone would like to help support these students with scholarship donations, here is the relevant information:

Aragon Family Scholarship
* Donations of any amount are welcome.
* Checks should be made payable to BHSDG with Aragon Family Scholarship noted on the check.
* Alternately donations can be made online at http://bhsdg.org/wp/give/ with Aragon Family Scholarship typed into the Pay Field.
* All donations are tax deductible.
* For any questions, feel free to contact terigoodman at berkeley.net<mailto:terigoodman at berkeley.net> or 510-644-6711<tel:%28510%29%20644-6711>.

Thank you!

The Berkeley High School Counseling Department

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