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Realtors present scholarships to two local MVLA students

Zhang, left, and Bhattacharya

The Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 18 graduating seniors from public high schools in Silicon Valley, including two from the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District.

Los Altos High’s Jodie Bhattacharya and Mountain View High’s Cathy Xuan Zhang received scholarships. Both plan to attend Stanford University in the fall.

SILVAR represents more than 4,800 realtors and affiliate members engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. The foundation’s scholars program recognizes students who have exemplified outstanding achievements in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement. The selection committee includes representatives from the local business community, area high schools, area colleges and SILVAR.

Donations from members of SILVAR fund the scholarships. Now in its 19th year, the foundation has presented $342,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from high schools in communities served by SILVAR members.

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