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2013 YEPS award recipents
2013 YEPS award recipients


The California Foundation Fund hosted their annual Youth Entrepreneurship Scholarship Award Ceremony at Alliant International University on August 7th, 2013. This event was a time for the donors, scholarship recipients, faculty/staff, family, and friends to come together to recognize the achievements of the recipients and to thank the supporters for their generosity. This level of competition between the students was fierce. The scholarship committee reviewed an especially qualified pool of over 100 applicants this year, which made the process quite competitive. In attendance were our partners and sponsors such as SDG&E, Wells Fargo, Ernst & Young, the Mayor of National City, Mexican Consul of San Diego, Alliant Faculty, and the parents and recipients of the scholarship.

Ron Morrison, Mayor of National City, served as our keynote speaker and provided an insightful and motivational speech.

2013 YEPS recipients: Bethany Shedrick and Stafani Tellez
2013 YEPS recipients: Bethany Shedrick and Stafani Tellez

The event honored the following 2013 award recipients:

First: Bethany Shedrick | High Tech High

Second: Lauren Benites | Sweetwater High

Third: Stefanie Tellez | Otay Ranch High

Each recipient was awarded a scholarship of up to $1,000 and an iPad.  In addition, the winner was recognized as the Ernst & Young Youth Entrepreneur of the Year.  All participating students received prizes, mentorship and job opportunities from corporate sponsors.  We would like thank our sponsors, parents, staff, and participants for their contributions and hard work. Congratulations to all the recipients!  Highs school seniors are encouraged to visit to see more information and submit an essay application.