The Alpine Woman’s Club Scholarship, Preservation and Education Foundation has awarded their annual scholarships for graduating Alpine high school seniors. Three well-deserving graduates were awarded $2,000 each.

Linda Whitlock, AWC Scholarship Chair said, “Even though we were not able to complete our 2021 fundraisers, the Alpine Woman’s Club is over-joyed to have been able to fully fund this year’s scholarship program. The pool of applicants was outstanding and made it quite hard on the Scholarship Committee to decide on this year’s winners. We are proud of our Alpine students!”

The Alpine Woman’s Club has given away over $152,000 in scholarships. In addition to scholarships, the Club raises funds to preserve and maintain the Alpine Historic Town Hall located at 2156 Alpine Blvd.

The recipients of this year’s scholarships were awarded to:

Jake Hamilton

Jake Hamiltion

Jake Hamilton graduated from River Valley Charter School as a Salutatorian. He will be attending the University of California, Los Angeles studying Business Economics with a minor in Entrepreneurship. “My work, community experiences, and entrepreneurial spirit drive my desire to learn all aspects of business economics at UCLA and become a social entrepreneur where I can be of service in my career, not just in my volunteer time. I am honored and excited to attend UCLA to learn from world-renowned professors and the challenge of living in one of the largest and most diverse cities in the world.”

Grace Heller graduated from River Valley Charter School as Valedictorian. She will be attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo as a Biomedical Engineering major. “My overall goal is to innovate prosthetic technology in tandem with the nervous system, and I will likely aim for a Master’s degree in Neuroscience. My hope is that those who have lost a limb can have access to affordable, high-quality technology that allows them to regain their sense of touch.”

Grace Heller

Grace Heller

Jacob Saflar

Jacob Saflar

Jacob Saflar is a graduate from Granite Hills High School and is heading off to Baylor University next year for his undergraduate degree. “My greatest hobby of all time is to learn. I found my niche of study at Baylor University, Biochemistry. This will prepare me for a variety of career paths, and as I experience new things, I’ll gain the wisdom to find what I want to truly do with my life.”

Past Scholarship Recipients


Owen Columbo
Claire Doucet
Carter Foye
Cody Harris
Karen Liu
Lauren Nguyen


Skylar Larsen
Robert Dennett
Devon Fox


Samantha Bodger
Tess Loarie
Carson Saflar
Jack Stark


Dominic Garza
Emily Hoffman
Cloey Peel


Natasha Beepath
Kirra Pulsipher
Erica Wilson