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Austine De Los Santos, left, and Amelia Khoo are the Santone scholars.
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Bequest funds scholarships for two at SJND

Through his attendance at daily Mass at St. Joseph Basilica, Bruno Santone came to know and admire St. Joseph Notre Dame High School and its students.

Santone felt very fortunate to have had the opportunity to go to college and felt that much of his success in life was a result of his investment in his own education. He overcame great barriers to graduate from college and as part of his legacy, he wanted to lift some of these barriers for others by creating a scholarship fund.

In his will, Santone created the Santone Scholarship for College Success to improve access to college for St. Joseph Notre Dame students who have financial need and the potential for success through higher education. He hoped that this award would provide opportunities to students that might not be possible otherwise. He was interested in those students who had the potential and drive for success.

Two members of the Class of 2014 are the first at St. Joseph Notre Dame to benefit from that legacy. The Santone Scholarship for College Success will offer awards of approximately $11,200 to be paid over four years.

Austine De Los Santos will attend California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, while Amelia Khoo, a commended National Merit Scholar, will attend Brown University.

"We're very excited to be able to have one more way to demonstrate our commitment to student success at the college level," said Rebecca Bischoff, assistant principal of institutional advancement. "Very few high schools are able to offer a college scholarship for their grads."

The scholarship will be offered to two members of each senior class, going forward.

Scholarship is a way of life at the Alameda school, where graduates received $5.9 million in scholarships and awards.

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