Continuing Education

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSD) Foundation awarded The Leonard & Edith Polster and James & Patricia Townsend Scholarships totaling $52,000 to 20 local teens during a special ceremony held at the Hilton Del Mar. Scholarship recipients included San Dieguito Academy students Kalo Grimsby, Brooke Sagun, Kara Sagun, and Valerie Zerfas; La Costa Canyon High School students Cindy Donoe-Alcaide, Luis Elias, Brandon Lopez, and Abraham Perez; Torrey Pines High School students Keila De La O, Samantha Rangel-Lopez, and Jose Becerra; and Oceanside’s El Camino High School students Nicole Durham, Jana Lapid, Rebeca Lopez, Anna Maddison, Brionna Martinez, Ivette Martinez, Saul Molano, Gabriela Osio, and Lorena Urquidez Campos.

The BGCSD Foundation scholarship program offers an opportunity for local youth to further their educational goals by assisting them in pursuing a higher degree of education after high school. The James E. and Patricia Townsend Memorial Fund provides scholarships for students pursuing careers in the computer field or Boys & Girls Clubs involvement. The Leonard & Edith Polster Scholarship, established by the Polsters in 1986, focuses on financial need and potential for success through scholarships to community colleges, state colleges, universities, or trade schools. To date, over 600 students in the San Dieguito, Carlsbad, and Oceanside school districts have received financial support totaling over $750,000 from the Polster Foundation.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito consists of seven clubhouses in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, and Carmel Valley serving youth ages 18 months through 18 years. From athletics to education and arts, BGCSD offers a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of the community and instill a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, and competence in young people through positive activities. For more information about BGCSD visit www.bgcsandieguito.org.