Congratulations to our first class of Bay Area Council Scholars! In addition to recognition from the Bay Area Council, each of our scholarship recipients have been acknowledged by Senator Boxer of the United States Senate for their outstanding accomplishments.

In our first year, we received student applications from 23 different high schools around the Bay Area, both public and private. We would like to thank our dedicated Scholarship Committee for their help in selecting the 10 most qualified students out of an outstanding pool of applicants.

We are proud to present the 2006 class of Bay Area Council Scholars, an amazing group of students who have each demonstrated strong potential to succeed and a passion for giving back to their communities. Click on their names to learn more about them.

Timothy Cattell
College: University of San Francisco
Hometown: Bolinas
High School: Tamiscal High
Career Goal: Journalist

Tiffany Cotroneo
College: Mills College
Hometown: Hayward
High School: Castro Valley High
Career Goal: Nurse

Maria Gonzalez
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Jose
High School: Silver Creek High
Career Goal: Lawyer

Sephorah Green
College: Santa Clara University
Hometown: Corte Madera
High School: Redwood High
Career Goal: Nonprofit Executive Director

Daniel Ha
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Oakland
High School: Skyline High
Career Goal: Doctor

Joyce Hsia
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Francisco
High School: George Washington High
Career Goal: Economist

Michael Kudus
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Alameda
High School: Encinal High
Career Goal: Family Doctor

Tak Lok (Joyce) Lam
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Francisco
High School: Mission High
Career Goal: Social Worker/Writer

Anna Liu
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Francisco
High School: Philip & Sala Burton High
Career Goal: Business

Heather Nelson
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Carlos
High School: Carlmont High
Career Goal: Foreign Affairs/International Relations