Van Sickle Scholarship Open to Alameda Students Now
Applications are now open for the $5,000 Ken and Shirley Van Sickle Scholarship. This college scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Alameda’s public high schools who are also residents of Alameda. Selection is based on a combination of academic achievement, leadership ability and financial need.
The scholarship is named in honor of Ken and Shirley Van Sickle, two distinguished educators who together devoted more than 50 years to the education of Alameda’s students. Now in its 27th year, the scholarship was established by their son Keith, a 1976 alumnus of Alameda High who later earned degrees at Stanford and Harvard.
Last year the scholarship was awarded to Naza Djelic of Encinal High School. She is currently enrolled as a freshman at Mills College.
The deadline for applications is Saturday, Feb. 22; the award will be made in May. Application forms may be obtained from each high school’s couns