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Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council Awards $29K in Scholarships

May 20, 2024 10:17PM ● By Mb News Staff

Left to right: Phillip Meyer, Gabriella Fish, Gemma Burstein, Kazimir Horasz, Abigail Seo, and Grayson Fojut. Photo credit: MBUSD

Nine Mira Costa High School seniors were awarded a total of $29,000 in scholarships by the Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council and its partner organizations.

At its last luncheon of the school year, students received the scholarships as well as commendations from school and community leaders. The MBCC scholarships were each worth $3,000, an increase of $500 from previous years. Scholarships were also provided by local organizations including the Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association, the Surfrider Foundation, and the Beach Cities Health District. 

Scholarship winners, their chosen college or universities, their majors, and the scholarships they received included:

Gemma Burstein - Vanderbilt University; Cognitive Science/Studies (Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council Scholarship)

Lillian Evans - UCLA; Microbiology with Focus on Pre-Med (Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council Scholarship)

Kazimir Horasz - UCLA; Financial Actuarial Mathematics (Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council Scholarship)

Phillip Meyer - The University of Texas Austin; School of Nursing (Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council Scholarship)

Nathan Colligan - University of Miami; Marine Biology (Surfrider Foundation Scholarship)

Gabriella Fish - Stanford University; Pre-Med (Beach Cities Health District Health and Wellness Scholarship)

Grayson Fojut - School of Visual Arts New York City; Illustration (Joyce Davis Memorial Scholarship)

Miya Ostboe - UC Santa Barbara; Marine Science with Minor in Spanish (Desolation Wilderness Scholarship)

Abigail Seo - Boston University; Political Science/International Relations (Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association Officer Martin Ganz Memorial Scholarship)

Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council

The Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council is a local group that promotes networking, communication and information exchange among agencies, organizations and individuals; and  provides recognition to local students.

The group honors students at luncheons in November, January, March, and April. At the group's May luncheon, it will award scholarships to Mira Costa High School seniors.

The students honored at the luncheons are selected by their schools and teachers. Scholarships for Mira Costa seniors are chosen by the MBCC Board.

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