Originally established by Mr. and Mrs. Chakib "Chuck" Sambar, the Glendale Scholarship Endowment was created to help local college bound students who are denied the opportunity of furthering their education due to a lack of family resources. Through the support of the Glendale community and a generous grant from the College Access Foundation of California, the endowment was able to make awards totaling more than $100,000 to over 100 of this year's graduating seniors. This is a remarkable accomplishment and a testimony to the vision of the endowment's founders and supporters.
I encourage you to read the stories of this year's Glendale Scholarship Endowment winners. I know you will be moved, inspired and motivated by what this year's recipients have overcome and accomplished. They are all worthy exemplars of what is best in our community.
More importantly, this is the story of a community coming together to build a vibrant future. The Glendale Scholarship Endowment is a testimony to a community's desire to provide opportunity and the strength of character of those individuals who accepted the challenge. Our community's future is bright indeed.