Congratulations to the 2007 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.

The Bay Area Council Scholarship Program has had the benefit of receiving incredible and diverse applicants from every county of the Bay Area. We would like to thank our dedicated Scholarship Committee for their help in selecting the 10 most qualified students from an outstanding pool of applicants.

We are proud to present the 2007 class of Bay Area Council Scholars, another amazing group of students who have demonstrated strong potential to succeed despite the odds, and a passion for giving back to their communities. Click on their names or photos below to learn more about them.

Sara Edith Cendejas
College: Stanford University
Hometown: St. Helena
High School: St. Helena High School
Career Goal: Immigration Attorney
Julie Taeko Gramlich
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Francisco
High School: Lowell High School
Career Goal: Business
Lisa Hong
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Union City
High School: James Logan High School
Career Goal: Doctor, Nurse, or Nutritionist
Lanikque Howard
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Leandro
High School: Oakland High School
Career Goal: Doctor or Psychologist
Becky Li
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Oakland
High School: Skyline High
Career Goal: Pediatrician or Pharmacist
Ynez Lizarraga
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: South San Francisco
High School: El Camino High
Career Goal: Teacher
Jose Manjarrez, Jr.
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Richmond
High School: Richmond High School
Career Goal: Computer Engineer
Peter Moktan
College: University of California, Davis
Hometown: Berkeley
High School: Berkeley High School
Career Goal: Medicine
Katherina Huong Nguyen
College: Stanford University
Hometown: San Jose
High School: Piedmont Hills High School
Career Goal: Attorney, International Relations, Professor
Cesar Sanchez
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Redwood City
High School: Eastside College Preparatory School
Career Goal: Business Owner