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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 TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. Valerie was a veteran 17-year member, and one of the "chief organizers” of the prestigious and long running, TCA: Television Critics Association’s press tour. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers of the association. TCA press tours are “a must” for hundreds of TV critics twice a year, in Beverly Hills and in Pasadena.