Apply today for vocational scholarship |

Apply today for vocational scholarship

Provided to the Tribune

Today is the deadline to apply for two $1,000 scholarships for vocational students at Lake Tahoe Community College through the Dr. Thomas E. Berry Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and submission of an essay of no more than 750 words. Awards are intended to support costs associated with tuition and registration fees, textbooks, materials, supplies and equipment directly related to a vocational program at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Dr. Berry was born in Los Angeles in 1925 and lived a life devoted to helping others in need. A child of the Great Depression, he grew up in relative poverty. At the age of 17, he joined the Navy at the height of World War II. He used the benefits of the GI Bill and attended medical school while working multiple jobs. Berry married and had six children, two of whom now reside at South Lake Tahoe. He died in 2004 of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The scholarship is offered in his memory to support financially disadvantaged vocational students as a tribute to Berry’s compassion, strong work ethic and loving loyalty to family.

To be considered for the Dr. Thomas E. Berry Memorial Scholarship, applicants must meet requirements and submit an application. Applications are available in the LTCC Student Services office, Room A23, or e-mail Virginia Boyar at

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