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Friends of Project 10 Inc. Awards 2017 Scholarships

by Valerie Milano  

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 6/24/17 – On Saturday, June 24th, 2017 the Friends of Project 10 Inc. conferred their annual Models of Excellence Scholarships at a ceremony held at the Camilo’s California Bistro Café located at 2128 Colorado Boulevard in Los Angeles.  The event was hosted by Trustee Gail Rolf via the Charitable Foundation.

This year’s scholarship recipients included Andrea Lopez, Mount Mercy U–Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance Community Grant; Max Pagano, Marlboro College–UGLA Vanderhei/Sciacca Memorial Fund; Alexandre Dennis, U of Oregon–The Kaufman Family Memorial Scholarship; Sophia Beauvoir, Stanford–The Catherine Dowell Memorial Scholarship; Natalie Lee, USC–The Steve Gideon Memorial Scholarship; and Alonzo Hernandez, SFSU–The Uribe/Rolf Leadership Scholarship.

Many in the audience were moved by the “eloquence and power” of the young scholarship recipients, who will now go forward and try to make the future a better place.  We at THE HOLLYWOOD TIMES congratulate them all and hope for their continued success!

About the Friends of Project 10 Inc. Models of Excellence Scholarship Competition:


Scholarship applicants are limited to graduating senior high school students residing in these Southern California counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura.  Winners must be present to receive the award.

Friends of Project 10 Inc. awards $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000 scholarships to senior high school students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, from public, private and parochial schools who have advanced the civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population.  All monies proceed from private donations. Graduating students must be going onto higher education.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.