Scholarships in Our Town
by OT staff
Mar 24, 2011 | 3843 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the end of the school term in sight, now’s the time for many students to apply for awards and grants to see them through another year of education. Now’s also when local charitable groups seek the students they’ll help with the bounty of months of fundraising.

Below are just a couple of the scholarships available to locals. In coming weeks, Our Town will update this list.

• Tracy African American Association welcomes applications for its Wayne Nelson Academic Scholarship from college-bound black students who will graduate this spring from Tracy high schools. The group has awarded more than $60,000 to date.

Applications, which can be downloaded from the group’s website, must be submitted by mail no later than April 23. Detailed requirements are also available at

For information: Paul Hall, education chairman, or 830-3280

• The San Joaquin Valley chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association, a nonprofit that serves the Tracy Defense Depot and people in the Tracy, Manteca and Stockton areas, will accept applications until April 5 for awards up to $1,000. In 2010, the group gave out 22 scholarships.

Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or students of any age, income or GPA who are enrolled in an accredited learning institution. Full details and an application form are available online at or by phone request.

For information: Nancy Houghton, scholarship co-chairwoman, 800-677-5991

• Know of another local group that’s offering a scholarship to Tracy students? Send e-mail to, or drop off a press release at 145 W. 10th St., Tracy, CA 95376.

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