The Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®, is presenting scholarship awards to 18 graduating seniors from public high schools in Silicon Valley at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Now in its 12th year, the REALTOR® scholarship program recognizes students who have exemplified outstanding achievements in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement. The selection committee included representatives from the local business community, area high schools, area colleges and the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®.

Students who received scholarships from the Foundation, the schools from which they graduated, and the colleges and universities they will be attending are:

Jaime Garvey, Cupertino High School (University of San Francisco); Angel Luis Roa, Fremont High School (University of Southern California); Madelaine Bustos, Gunn High School (Boston University); Evelyn May Siu, Homestead High School (Princeton University); Christopher Hyde, Leigh High School (UC San Diego); Ian Gregory Glasner, Los Altos High School (Carnegie Mellon University); Se Eun Park, Los Gatos High School (Duke University); Alex Zhu, Lynbrook High School (Boston University); Emily Johnson, Menlo-Atherton High School (Occidental College); Stella Ziegler, Monta Vista High School (Reed College); Gillie Agmon, Mountain View High School (UC San Diego); Julia Howard, Palo Alto High School (University of Puget Sound); Nicholas Cotter, Prospect High School (UC Berkeley); Cyrus Shannon Sinai, Santa Clara High School (UCLA); Shannon Galvin, Saratoga High School (Georgetown University); Karli Willenborg, Westmont High School (UC Santa Cruz); Sidney Nguyen, Wilcox High School (UC San Diego); and Keneisha Perry, Woodside High School (CSU Chico).

“As we mark the 12th year of the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Scholarship Program, we are very happy we are able to continue assisting the deserving winners as they embark on their college careers,” said SILVAR Scholarship Chair Nina Yamaguchi. “The seniors selected for the SILVAR Scholarship Program are among the cream of the crop. We believe through our scholarship program we can help our local youth achieve their dreams.”

“We feel fortunate to be able to give back to the community and to our youth through our scholarship program,” said Eileen Giorgi, president of the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. “We also thank the teachers and staff in each high school for their help and participation in making this program the success that it is.”

SILVAR members attending the senior awards ceremonies at the selected high schools and presenting the scholarships to the recipients include Carole Feldstein (Coldwell Banker), Maryann Simas (Coldwell Banker), Robert Reid (Keller Williams Realty), Carolyn Miller (Re/Max Real Estate Services), Vivian Wang (Coldwell Banker), Dale Anne Collings (Coldwell Banker), Joanne Fraser (Coldwell Banker), Mark Burns (Coldwell Banker), Mary Tan (Coldwell Banker), Jimmy Kang (Bank of America), Shawn Carroll (Coldwell Banker), Sue Bose (Referral Realty), Bill Gorman (Coldwell Banker), Lydia Kou (Alain Pinel Realtors), Russell Morris (Coldwell Banker) and Theresa Loya (Coldwell Banker).

 The scholarship program is a partnership effort between the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation and educators in SILVAR’s service areas. Scholarship recipients are selected from the high schools in the communities served by the over 4,000 members of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®.