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Anaheim Mayor’s TechScholar Program Applications Now Available
ANAHEIM, CA - (February 3, 2009) - The City of Anaheim is pleased to announce that applications for the Mayor’s TechScholar Program are currently available. Established by Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle in 2006, this program provides laptop computers and up to two years of internet access for selected high school students.

"Hard-working and determined high school students should be rewarded for their efforts,” said Mayor Pringle.  “The Mayor’s TechScholar Program is one avenue for high school students residing in Anaheim to receive the resources they need to succeed in their lives and their careers.  This program is special to me, and I am grateful to our sponsor partners for continuing their support of Anaheim’s future leaders."

College-bound high school students in their sophomore or junior years attending a public or private high school and residing in Anaheim are eligible to apply.  Applications are available online at www.anaheim.net, and are due March 10, 2009 to their respective high school coordinators.  Student applications are assessed based on need, strong academic promise and completion of an essay. More than 130 students have benefitted from this program since its inception.

Students selected as this year’s winners will be honored on May 19 at an afternoon ceremony hosted by Mayor Pringle, as well as at the Anaheim City Council Meeting that same evening.  The Mayor’s TechScholar Program is sponsored this year by local Anaheim companies, including Anaheim Public Utilities, Time Warner Cable, AT&T, and EDS. For more information please contact Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 or rruiz@anaheim.net.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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