AVID Scholarship Program

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing their students for college and other postsecondary opportunities, especially first-generation college students from underachieving and underfunded schools. AVID provides us with 7 to 9 student resumes from some of their outstanding students, and AFCEA selects up to two students to receive the scholarship awards each year.

2018 AVID Scholarship winners:

The 2 winners for 2018 are Ms. Trinity Calloway and Mr. Getsemani Zapien

  1. Trinity graduated from Escondido High School, is a Track star and a good volleyball player. She was named by 5 teachers as “student of the month” and was given “cougar awards of excellence” three times (for best student performance). She did all this and more while overcoming many personal health issues. She will attend UCLA in the fall and major in Biology.


  1. Getsemani has performed a variety of activities at San Ysidro High School and he plans to study Chemistry in college. He was the AVID president at his school in addition to being the ASB Commissioner. He played water polo, and participated in Kaiser Fellowship program and was a UCSD health volunteer. He will matriculate at UCSD this fall.


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