Education and Scholarship Information

The Alpine Woman's Club has long been committed to supporting the educational needs of the youth of its community.  During the celebration of the Town Hall's Centennial, in 1999, each of the three local elementary schools presented the Woman's Club with a beautiful mosaic.  These gifts are proudly displayed in the landscaping surrounding the clubhouse.  These works of art, pictured below, were done with the help of local artist and Club member Annie Norton.

Shadow Hills
Boulder Oaks Alpine Elementary
The above mosaic was created by the students of Alpine Elementary School The above mosaic was created by the students of Boulder Oaks Elementary School The above mosaic was created by the students of Shadow Hills Elementary School students.

Scholarship Information

Each year, through the Alpine Woman's Club Scholarship, Education and Preservation Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, scholarships are made available to local high school seniors.

Scholarships are awarded to students who meet the following criteria:

1.  They must reside in the Alpine community;

2.  They must have a well-developed sense of community participation and/or have been diligently applying themselves in the employment area;

3.  They must show scholastic achievement;

4.  They must recognize that each autobiographical essay is carefully read and evaluated; and

Applications for scholarships must be received by May 31st of each year in order to be considered for the award ceremony in June. 

For further information or questions please contact
Suzie Curtis
AWC Scholarship Chairman

 

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Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications can be picked up at these locations in Alpine:

The Alpine Library
1752 Alpine Blvd.

Alpine Community Center
1830 Alpine Blvd.

Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce
1620 Alpine Blvd., Suite 208

2019 Scholarship Awards

In June 2019 Alpine Woman’s Club was proud
to award four $2000.00 scholarships
Please meet our 2019 recipients

Skylar Larsen

SkylarAlpine resident, Skylar Larsen, is the 2019 valedictorian of Mount Everest Academy, where she was concurrently enrolled in community college since 8th grade. She earned a GPA of 5.0 and was recently awarded by San Diego Unified School District for being ranked in the top 1% of the graduating class of 2019.  Skylar’s interests range from organic chemistry to exoplanet research. She plans on continuing her research in space science at MIT while furthering her studies in chemistry and physics, however, due to her passion for all physical sciences, she is especially pleased that MIT encourages students to dabble and experiment in all subject areas before declaring a major in their second year. Skylar has published lead authorship research papers and has contributed data involving double star systems, telescope statistics, and asteroid orbits to the Washington Double Star Catalog, the Journal of Double Star Observations, the Society of Astronomical Sciences, and the Minor Planet Center.  Exoplanet research involving data generated from NASA’s  Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is her current project, which she plans to continue at MIT.  Skylar enjoys playing classical and jazz music on the piano and violin. She has won violin concertos and Bach piano competitions in the San Diego region and has performed at venues including House of Blues, San Diego Fair, CA State Music Convention and La Jolla Art and Wine Festival. She looks forward to continuing her music by participating in MIT’s jazz group and other music ensembles. Skylar enjoys giving back to her community by mentoring new research students and teaching courses with the BEWiSE program, which fosters science exploration among young female students. She is described by those who know her as kind, genuine, and hardworking.

Rober Dennett

RobertAlthough I love school now that was not always the case. When I was in kindergarten, I was diagnosed with a disability called Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) or Dyspraxia. I have difficulty with both fine and gross motor coordination, and I did not read independently until I was ten years old. I have had many challenges, but I would not trade anything for the people in my life who have helped me along the way, and I am confident it is their kindness that has fueled my desire to help others.
Attending a charter school from first grade through high school allowed me to have the flexibility to learn at my own pace and work on the areas where I needed to, and to also focus on my strengths and unique abilities. I have completed 31 units of college credit that I was able to earn at Grossmont College while concurrently enrolled in high school. I have earned several awards during my senior year including, Ford’s Salute to Education Scholarship in Social Sciences, the Coca-Cola/San Diego MTS Laptop Essay scholarship, River Valley Charter School’s Counselor Award (recognizing character and kindness) and Lakeside Union School District’s Academic Excellence Award (given to one student selected from my high school) presented during graduation.
My extracurricular activities have included therapeutic horseback riding, Tangent (arts/literary club at school), and I have been an active member of ASB (Student Government) throughout each year of high school. I was elected to various positions and spent many hours focused on leadership and community service as a result. Being able to experience firsthand the changes that can occur within a community by becoming aware and then getting involved has given me the motivation and inspiration to follow my passion to serve the public and help those in need.
In 2016, I joined the San Diego Central Library’s Teen Council because I was looking for a way to become more involved in my community, and I finally found something that combined my love for student government in a real-world setting. In 2017, I was elected as president of the San Diego Central Library Teen Council. I found through this experience that I enjoy
community engagement and have a passion for working with others of all ages. Being part of the Teen Council gave me other volunteer community service opportunities such as Friday Night Live, where I was able to serve as a youth staff member for their Spring Jam program.
I chose political science as a major because I have enjoyed being involved in student government from sixth grade onwards. I have taken many leadership classes and I attended a National Student Leadership Conference program at Georgetown University last summer. This fall I am attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. I have been accepted into the John F. Reed Honors Program and I am looking forward to becoming involved in student government at Fort Lewis. I have a long-term goal of attending graduate school and then pursuing a law degree and possibly running for public office one day. The main reason I selected Fort Lewis College is the thought that I will be treated as more of a person than a number. It is a small liberal arts public college with only 3,200 students. From my high school experiences I learned that I benefited from smaller class sizes, and that class discussions were my favorite part of the learning process.
I believe I have a unique perspective on life, I care about my community and I want to make this world a better place for every person. Thank you for taking the time to read more about me, I felt it was important to share why my community service was transforming, and my academic achievements were so hard fought

Devon Fox

DevonHi my name is Devon Fox and I was born on November 10, 2000. I grew up in Alpine and had attended Boulder Oaks Elementary School followed by my time at the Heights Charter. Over these last few years I have been attending Steele Canyon High School where I graduated with Honors and a 4.0 GPA. I have participated in a few organizations such as Boy Scouts which I became an Eagle Scout in December of 2018. 

This upcoming fall of 2019, I will be attending SDSU for my Criminal Justice Degree. After college, my options are wide open, however I believe my path is becoming clearer as I go straight into the CHP after participating in the CHP Explorer program. After a few years of being with the CHP I plan on applying for the FBI or HSI, as I have always wanted to be an agent that helps the entirety of the United States in solving crimes and protecting those that can't protect themselves. Once I make it in I will continue to work in that field for 20 years or more.

 

 

2018 Scholarship Awards

In June 2018 Alpine Woman’s Club was proud
to award four $2000.00 scholarships
Please meet our 2018 recipients

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Samantha Bodger

Samantha Bodger is a graduate of Grossmont Middle College High School, where she was dually enrolled in both high school and community college. She plans to major in Communication Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. During high school, she was a member of multiple clubs, including Key Club, Random Acts of Kindness, and Academic League. For the first two years of high school, Samantha competed for both the Granite Hills JV soccer team and a Matrix club soccer team, and has since started playing sitting volleyball. On her 3rd day of junior year, Samantha was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, which led to her choice to amputate her leg below the knee. This changed her course for her future, and led her to start an internship at Challenged Athletes Foundation, which set the stage for her future career in Non-Profit work. She was able to not only graduate on time, despite taking a break during her junior year, but will also enter college almost finished with freshman year in credits. Samantha takes pride in being devoted to helping others well as being a mentor to other cancer patients and amputees.

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Tess Loarie

Tess Loarie is a Granite Hills, IB diploma graduate from the class of 2018. In high school, she acted as both a teacher and student at Alpine Dance Academy where she was able to spread her passion for dance throughout the community. She was also an active member of the Granite Hills Key Club, National Honor Society and STING program, where she focused her energy on bettering her community for the generations to come. Tess is eager to begin the next chapter of her life at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, where she will be studying environmental engineering as an honors college student. She plans to continue her philanthropic efforts by being involved in Engineers Without Borders, and also hopes to continue dancing on the university's ballroom team.

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Carson Saflar

Carson Saflar is a Granite Hills graduate and an incoming Loyola-Marymount University student majoring in Film Production. During high school, he did a series of video community service projects for many different groups, including the East County Chamber of Commerce, Eagle Theater, Los Coches Creek Middle School, Granite Hills High School, and even the Alpine Woman's Club. Along with this, Carson headed Granite's film club and was an Executive Editor for the Granite Hills News Network during his senior year. Additionally, he was taking a rigorous course-load, finishing high school with a 4.5 average GPA. With a completed film degree, Carson hopes to work full-time in the industry, working on interesting projects. In his free time, Carson likes to watch movies and spend time with his girlfriend.

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Jack Stark

Jack Stark is a graduate of Granite Hills High School  and ranked 7 in a class of 534 .  He has been accepted to University of Texas where he plans to major in Film and Journalism. To Jack , the challenge of higher education  is inviting and he believes that he will flourish at UT. Jack is an IB Dipiloma graduate and a two year editor on The Clarion school newspaper. He volunteered through Key Club and National Honors Society and managed a donation drive for victims of Hurricane Harvey. His commitment to his film work earned the notice and praise of  his teacher who encouraged him to follow his dream in the field of film and journalism.

2017 Scholarship Awards

In June 2017 Alpine Woman’s Club was proud
to award three $2000.00 scholarships
Please meet our 2017 recipients

Dominic Garcia

Dominic Garza

Dominic Garza is a graduate of Steele Canyon High School. He plans to major in Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. During high school, Dominic participated on both his school’s Varsity Cross Country and Track teams. In addition to this, Dominic served as the Treasurer of the Music Appreciation Club and Vice President of the Environmental Awareness Club. His community activities included camp counseling at the San Diego Natural History Museum, interning at Assemblyman Brian Jones’ Office, and serving as a Student Ambassador for Steele Canyon.  He was also involved with the Boy Scouts of America, and was able to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout with the support of his family and friends. Beyond the classroom, Dominic has regularly worked as a Host at Claire’s on Cedros in Solana Beach ever since his sophomore year, and has maintained his own shoe designing business all throughout high school. He is described by those who know him as hardworking, diligent and compassionate.

Emily Hoffman

Emily Hoffman

Emily Hoffman is a graduate of Steele Canyon High School and ranked 33 in her class of over 500 students. She is majoring in Animal Science at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California. In her four years at Steele Canyon she was very involved in many activities on campus such as ASB, Commissioner of Publicity, Class Council, Prom Committee, Key Club, and Captain of  the Varsity Tennis team. Off campus she volunteered with a large animal veterinarian and is currently employed at Steele Canyon Veterinary Clinic. During her years at Steele Canyon she also constantly challenged herself academically by taking many AP classes and graduating with a 4.4 GPA. During her free time Emily loves riding horses and even shows competitively. 

Cloey Peel

Cloey Peel

Cloey Peel is a graduate of Granite Hills High.  She plans to major in Nursing at Grand Canyon University.  During high school, her extracurricular activities included: President of the Associated Student Body and of Science Club, and member of Granite Hills Actor's Workshop. Cloey’s Community Activities included:  running a Coins-for-Cancer fundraiser, hosting a luncheon for local Elders, raising money for the Kylie Rowand Foundation, and participating in the Alpine Christmas Parade as a helping hand. Being the eldest of five, Cloey looks forward to focusing her attention on college and her future. She is described by those who know her as a natural leader with a keen ability to motivate others. She strives for excellence not only in her academic endeavors, but in all areas of her life.

2016 Scholarship Awards

In June 2016 the Alpine Woman’s Club was proud
to award three $2000.00 scholarships
Please meet our 2016 recipients

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Natasha Beepath

Natasha Beepath is a graduate of Granite Hills High. She plans to major in Forestry and Natural Resources at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  During high school, her extracurricular activities included:  Field Hockey, Lacrosse, wrestling, Forces of Nature, National Honors Society and was Vice President of the IB Service Club from 2014 – 2016.  Natasha’s Community Activities included:  Junior Volunteer at Sharp Hospital, Volunteer at Sevick Preschool, Volunteer for Zoo Corps, CYE Scholarship Pageant Teen Miss El Cajon 2015 - 2016, and Teen Miss Alpine in 2016.  Natasha worked throughout this year as a Park Aide for California State Parks.  She is described by those who know her as having tremendous initiative, a great work ethic and follow-through, as well as possessing integrity, dedication and a willingness to work hard to achieve her educational and career goals. 

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Kirra Pulsipher

Kirra Pulsipher is a graduate of Granite Hills High.  She plans to major in English Literature at Brigham Young University.  During high school, her extracurricular activities included:  Vice President of Choir, Captain of Water Polo Team and Swim Team, member of the Phoenix Foundation and member of Random Acts of Kindness.  Kirra’s Community Activities included:  volunteering for the San Diego Food Bank, East County Transitional Center, Toy and Clothing Drive for Syrian Refugees and a council member for Seminary.  She is described by those who know her as a leader who can foster a collaborative atmosphere and a skilled public speaker. She has never failed to demonstrated academic excellence, courteous and considerate behavior. 

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Erica Wilson

Erica Wilson is a graduate of Christian High School.  She plans to major in Journalism and Mass Communication at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.  During high school, her extracurricular activities included:  soccer, Alpine Dance Academy, Editor-in-Chief for Christian High School Yearbook, member of the Higher Ground Club, and a cast member of Christian Youth Theater.  Erica’s community activities include Leadership Team Member at Shadow Mountain Community Church, Leader of Vacation Bible School, assistant at Alpine Dance Academy and assistant/dancer to the Alpine-for-Alpine parades.  She, also, finds time to tutor local families, and is employed as a Dance Teacher/Assistant at Alpine Dance Academy.  Erica is described by those who know her as outgoing, loyal and supportive. She possesses strong academics and is a leader in the classroom.  She is dedicated to her community and understands the importance of serving others. 


2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

In 2015, three $2,000.00 Scholarships were awarded.

Alexia Jones

Alexia Jones

Alexia Jones is a graduate of Steele Canyon High School and ranked 26 in her class of 510 graduates.  Her plans are to major in Math and Finance at University of LaVerne in LaVerne, California.  During her four years at Steele Canyon her activities included tutoring middle school and high school students in Math.  Alexia was a Varsity Diver on the Steele Canyon Swim and Dive Team.  She was Treasurer for the Mito Action Club and was a member of the Cougar Crew.  She served as an Intern in Senator Joel Anderson’s Office attending community events and presenting State Senate Certificates of recognition on the Senator’s behalf.  As if this weren’t enough, Alexia volunteered at Quest Academy in Alpine, the Alpine Library and, somehow, found time to work at Alpine Ace Hardware.

Brent Signore

Brent Signore

Brett Signore is a graduate of El Capitan High School and ranked 57 in his class of 337 graduates.  His plans are to major in Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering at California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo, California.  During his four years at El Capitan Brett played football and LaCrosse, and in his Senior Year, took Advance Placement Classes in Economics, Calculus, Computer Science, Physics and Language.  .  He volunteered as a Group Leader for Sonrise Church Summer Camp.  Brett was a member of the Parlimentary Procedures Team, and won State Finalist Awards on numerous occasions.  As well as being Treasurer of the Sagebrush 4-H Cub, Brett was a member of the Future Farmers of America.  He exhibited hogs at the Del Mar Fair and participated in the restoration of a 1971 Ford 3000 Tractor through the Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair.  Brett was, also employed at Vinny’e Pizza

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Brielle Wilkerson


Brielle Wilkerson is a graduate of Santana High School and ranked 57 in her class of 316 graduates.  Her plans are to major in Neurology/Biology.  Brielle plans to attend Cuyamaca College prior to transferring to a university.  During her four years at Santana her activities included Team Captain of the Santana Dance Team, and the Santana Gymnastics Team, Treasurer of the Santana Disney Club, and was a member of Santana’s National Honor Society.  Community activities included being a Minor in Action with the San Diego Police Department, a character performer with the Viejas Outlet Center and she was a competitor on the Joan Kroc Center Figure Skating Team.  Brielle worked part-time tutoring students and is the owner of “A Wish Come True Character Parties”. 

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