Emily Esquivel of Tujunga, CA has been awarded a 2016/17 Smart & Final Education Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 through the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation.
Esquivel graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, CA. She will attend College of the Canyons this fall and major in Paralegal Studies. Her accomplishments include graduating in the top 10% of her class, being involved in leadership programs, and earning her a place on the school’s Magnet and Honor Roll list. Her career aspiration includes working as a paralegal in the District Attorney’s office in Los Angeles or New York, with the hope of practicing Criminal Law.
Foundation scholarships are awarded annually to college students who are either employees or dependents of employees of California Grocers Association member companies, such as Smart & Final Stores.
College scholarships are awarded on academic merit, evidence of outstanding character and leadership potential. Applicants must enroll at an accredited college or university in the United States in the Fall 2016.
This year, the CGA Educational Foundation awarded 371 scholarships totaling a record $588,100. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $4.6 million in scholarship awards