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GECAC offering six service challenge scholarship awards

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POSTED March 1, 2010 1:01 a.m.

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship.  A total of six $1,000 scholarships are available to one graduating senior selected from each high school in Manteca Unified School District (Sierra, Calla, Manteca, East Union, Weston Ranch and New Vision High Schools).

Overall, $6,000 will be awarded to those chosen.  

•Scholarship is open to all graduating seniors who volunteered at Give Every Child A Chance within the past 4 years.  Volunteer service hours with Give Every Child a Chance can be in any capacity such as tutoring, program aide, office assistant, working a fundraiser or special event.  The umber of volunteer hours with GECAC is not a factor to apply.

•Must have contributed at least 100 hours of community service within the past four years of high school with various organizations. (Not all hours must be served at Give Every Child A Chance). Letters of proof are required from the organization(s) that you completed the community service.

•No minimum grade point average is required.

Applications are now available at each high school counseling office, on the GECAC website or can be obtained by contacting Chuck Crutchfield at the GECAC program office at 825-7003 or

All completed applications must be turned into the applicant’s high school counseling office or to the GECAC program office located at 322 Sun West Place by May 1.

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