Friends of the Descanso Library

Descanso Branch Library - 9545 River Dr. (619)445-5279
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The annual Shirley Somes Continuation scholarship
Given by Friends of the Descanso Library

One of our goals is to to help some of our local adults with their higher education.  Sometimes it only takes a little help to keep someone started on the road to success.  We believe the scholarship is a very worthwhile cause and are pleased to continue this project yearly. We give at least one annual scholarship of $500.

 2018 is the first year that this scholarship will be offered. Shirley was a staunch supporter and chairman of the original scholarship committee for many years.

The following two studens were awarded the Shirley Somes Continuation Scholarship for 2018.

Joey Goodrich

Joseph (Joey)Goodrich received one of the Shirley Somes scholarships for $500. He's attending Cuyamaca College and wants to transfer to SDSU to obtain a bachelor's degree in mathematics! Joey also received the Molly Jean Feathergill scholarship 3 years ago.

Katherine Zertuche  received the other Shirley Somes scholarship for $500.  She's attending Calif. State University of Fullerton and majoring in Human Services & Business Administration. She also received the Molly Jean Feathergill scholarship!!