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Media City Community Credit Union Awards Scholarship

Burbank’s Media City Community Credit Union (MCCCU) awarded one $500 scholarship to UCLA-bound Burbank High School senior Brett Michael Camacho in May.

Camacho has a strong interest in Applied Sciences and plans to major in Engineering at UCLA, said MCCCU Business Development Rep Maricela Castillo.

Media City CCU announced the scholarship opportunity in March 2014 and awarded the funds on May 15. Students provided official academic transcripts and letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors or employers.

A team comprised of members of the MCCCU Board of Directors and management reviewed the applications and selected the top candidate based on academic achievement and contributions to the school and the community.
 

Quang Dang (MCCCU, Chairman of the Board) and Scholarship Award recipient Brett Michael Camacho. (Photo Courtesy of Media City Community Credit Union)

The scholarship assists a college-bound graduating senior with money towards tuition, books or other educational expenses.

“Media City CCU  is delighted to be able to help our young members achieve their educational goals by helping them further their education with our annual scholarship award. Our dedication to the community starts with helping our young members achieve a brighter financial future," commented Quang Dang, MCCCU Chairman of the Board.

Foundation Doubles Scholarship for Fallen Officer

At their January board meeting, the Burbank Police Foundation unanimously voted in favor of doubling the Matthew Pavelka Scholarship amounts for 2014 – bringing each of the six scholarships up to $1,000.

The purpose of the annual Matthew Pavelka Scholarships is provide an award for high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding effort to pursue a vocational goal, to motivate students to dedicate themselves more thoroughly and responsibly to their education or training, and to encourage students to strive for excellence and distinction in whatever they undertake.

Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka who was tragically murdered on November 15, 2003

Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka who was tragically murdered on November 15, 2003

The Matthew Pavelka Scholarship Fund was established after Officer Pavelka tragically lost his life to gun violence on November 15, 2003. The entire community was devastated by the loss; and less than 24 hours after the tragedy, Burbank’s unbelievable generosity began to pour in with donations for Officer Pavelka’s family. Officer Pavelka’s parents, Mike and Sue Pavelka, graciously requested that all donations be used to promote the building of future leaders. There was never a question as to the career path that Officer Matthew Pavelka would follow. After high school, he joined the Air Force, only because he was too young to enroll in a police academy – where he served for five years as a military policeman. He went on to receive an associate of arts degree in criminal justice, and was intent on further pursuing his education in his chosen field.

RULES OF ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from: Bellarmine-Jefferson, Burbank High School, John Burroughs High School, Monterey High School, Providence High School, or a Burbank Police Officers’ Association current, active or retired member’s dependent. Applicant must have applied (or must be about to apply) for admission to an accredited college or university, as a fully matriculated student to pursue a four year degree in secondary education. One scholarship will be awarded per school and to a BPOA member’s dependent – for a total of six scholarships distributed.

HOW TO APPLY

Eligible students may obtain scholarship applications from their school counselor or advisor. For additional information, or to donate to the Matthew Pavelka Scholarship Fund, please contact the Burbank Police Foundation at (818) 237-9032 or visit our website at BurbankPoliceFoundation.org.

Warner Bros. Announces 2012 Reach Program Honorship Recipients

Warner Bros. Studios has announced high school seniors Nicole Calderon, Syed Ibrahim, Kashawn Campbell, Jacqueline Gunning, Makenzie Kizis and Mariah-Rose McClaren as its 2012 Reach Honorship recipients.

Through its Reach program, Warner Bros. awards scholarship-internship packages, known as Honorships, to six graduating high school seniors passionate about the business of  entertainment. As part of these Honorships, students are awarded scholarships as well as paid work experiences at Warner Bros. during the summers they are in college. Additionally, each summer they are provided mentoring and networking opportunities with entertainment industry professionals. Successful Reach program graduates are eligible for full-time positions at the company after completing their degrees.

“The Reach program allows us to tap into the talent in our local community,” said Michael Walbrecht, Vice President, Public Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “We are committed to the professional development and career success of our Reach recipients, and the internships provide them with the unique opportunity to gain practical experience within multiple departments at Warner Bros. while honing crucial business skills and building relationships with industry professionals.”

Nicole Calderon and Syed Ibrahim, both graduating seniors from Burbank High School, are this year’s winners of the Burbank Reach Honorships, created specifically for residents of the Studio’s longtime hometown. Calderon will be a freshman at the University of California Santa Barbara in the Fall and plans to major jointly in economics and communications. Ibrahim will be attending the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California starting in the Spring of 2013 and will be pursuing a degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. Both will receive a $10,000 college scholarship coupled with the opportunity to complete four consecutive, paid summer internships at the Studio while in The Los Angeles County Reach Honorships were awarded to Kashawn Campbell, Jacqueline Gunning and Makenzie Kizis. All three students will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship and the opportunity to complete up to four paid summer internships at the Studio.

A graduating senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, Campbell will be attending the University of California Berkeley, majoring in communications. Gunning, who attends Champs Charter High School, was accepted into the honors program at California State University Chico and plans to major in communications. Following graduation from Malibu High School, Kizis will be attending Tulane University in New Orleans this fall and will focus on international relations, Mariah-Rose McClaren is this year’s winner of the Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna-Barbera Reach Honorship. In addition to a $10,000 college scholarship, she will be offered internship positions in the Studio’s animation department, learning from some of the best in the business. McClaren, a student at Millard North High School in Omaha, Nebraska, will attend Santa Monica City College and pursue a degree in animation.

For more information on the Reach Program, visit www.wbcitizenship.com .

Burbank Police Officers Association Give Out Scholarships In Honor Of Matthew Pavelka

Photo By Ross A. Benson

The Matthew Pavelka Endowment Fund was established after Officer Pavelka was tragically murdered on November 15, 2003.  In that one instance of brutal gun violence, an entire community was devastated.  Less than 24 hours after the incident, Burbank’s unbelievable generosity began to pour in.  The businesses and residents of Burbank, and the surrounding communities’ kindness and support was overwhelming.

Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka who was tragically murdered on November 15, 2003.

Officer Matthew Pavelka’s parents, Mike and Sue Pavelka, graciously requested the endowment fund be used to promote the building of future leaders. There was never a question as to the career path that Officer Matthew Pavelka would follow. After high school, he joined the Air Force, only because he was too young to enroll in a police academy. He served for five years as a military policeman, received an associate of arts degree in criminal justice, and was intent on further pursuing his education in his chosen field. Matthew Pavelka was remembered by more than one of his fellow officers as a charming, light-hearted 26-year-old, with a crown of spiky orange hair, who loved being a cop.

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Burbank Board Of Realtors Gives Scholarships To Deserving High School Seniors

Photo By Ross A. Benson

The Burbank Board of Realtors recently handed out several scholarships to local students which were presented before the realtors went on their caravan this past week. The Burbank Board of Realtors Community Service foundation consisted of President Chris Habitz with committee members Sharon Fane, Saverio Flcocelli, Alisa Cunningham, Marion Chase, and Committee Chair Karen Volpei. The students from Bellermine Jefferson, Providence High School, Burbank Adult School, Burbank and Burroughs High schools that received monetary awards were Sayda Hartoonian,  Rita Khatchadourian,  Cindy Wee,   Ariana Crane,  Tanner Marx, Griselda Orozco, Jeremy Labertew, not pictured are Niko Africano and  James Oh.