2012 Cal Hi Scholarship Winners
2012 Scholarship Recipient Jesus Lopez
This September, 19 for Life was very happy to provide a $1900 scholarship to Willow Glen High School Student Jesus Lopez. Lopez has demonstrated exemplary academic achievement and personal character.
Lopez was recommended for a scholarship by senior leaders at Willow Glen High. He will be attending Cal (UC Berkeley) starting this fall. Go Bears!
In addition to providing scholarships for college tuition, 19 for Life also donates to the DJ Frandsen endowment at Bellarmine College Preparatory, which provides financial assistance to student athletes in need.
2011 Scholarship Recipient Matt Blea
On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 the 19 for Life board of directors, represented by Oggie Lilly and Dave and Tracie Frandsen, awarded two local high school senior athletes each with a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their strength in overcoming adversity.
One scholarship was given to Matt Blea, a senior at San Jose High School who suffered a life-threatening concussion at the 2009 Thanksgiving Day “Big Bone” football game between San Jose and Lincoln High. Matt was in the hospital for over a month after needing emergency brain surgery due to the game injury. He has had a remarkable recovery and is looking forward to moving onto college in the fall.
2011 Scholarship Recipient Richie Martinez
Another scholarship was gifted to Richie Martinez, a baseball player at Live Oak High School. Last year, Richie started experiencing extreme pain while playing varsity football. Doctors discovered had a cyst the size of a lemon in his brain. Richie underwent brain surgery, and after a couple months of recuperation he was able to return to school and even play baseball. He is looking forward to continuing to play baseball in Junior College this fall.