Kayleena Tejada Wins $10,000 Scholarship
Home schooled student, Kayleena Tejada of Surprise, Arizona was named grand prize winner of the 2008 Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Community Scholarship Award.
Tejada received $10,000 and is the first home schooled student winner in the history of the Desert Schools Scholarship Program which began four years ago.
Each year, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to students in Maricopa, Pinal and Gila County, for their hard work and dedication, both in the classroom and in our community.
Tejada was awarded the grand prize based on her scholastic achievements and work in serving her community through Athletes in Action, public youth education programs, city clean-up programs and homeless food service programs.
"Home schooled students sometimes don't get the recognition they deserve," said Trianna Oglivie, a community education specialist for the credit union. "Kayleena is an inspiration to the home school movement and is a role model for youth in our community."
Scholarship applicants were asked to complete 100 or more hours of community service between June '07 and February '08, in addition to achieving scholastic excellence and being a member of Desert Schools for at least six months. A total of $20,000 was awarded to seven local students.
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