ABC7 Top Scholars Program Information

ABC7 Top Scholars is a scholarship and television opportunity recognizing the Bay Area's top high school academic achievers.

ABC7 Top Scholars will award $1,000 scholarships to seven local graduating high school seniors who are college-bound. The annual project is intended to promote academic excellence by honoring and rewarding our top achievers.

Invitations to participate in the ABC7 Top Scholars program are sent to hundreds of schools throughout the Bay Area. Each school nominates up to four students to participate. Once nominated, each student must fill out the Student Application. Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges, comprised of ABC7 representatives and community members.

2014 Criteria:

  • Student must be a high school senior graduating in Spring 2014 and committed to earning a college degree.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.7.

  • Student must be a San Francisco Bay Area resident, with photo ID (CA State ID, Driver's License, School ID, etc).

  • Student must be available to be interviewed on camera.

  • KGO-TV must receive an official school transcript by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

  • Student must fully complete application form, including all attachments listed on Page 3 of this application, due to KGO-TV/DT by 8PM on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

  • Incomplete applications will not be eligible for the ABC7 Top Scholars program.

  • Applicant must be nominated by his or her school. Applications may be obtained from school administration.

  • If you have additional questions, please contact:
    Laura Kutch, Community Relations Manager, at (415) 954-7826.

    2013 ABC7 Top Scholars:

  • Niharika Bedekar, Saratoga High School

  • Tatiana Grossman, Henry M. Gunn High School

  • Casey Leonard, Las Lomas High School

  • Jerry Liu, Los Altos High School

  • Michael Pham, Jesse M. Bethel High School

  • Sarah Tsou, Archbishop Mitty High School

  • Michael Yu, Piedmont High School

  • 2012 ABC7 Top Scholars:

  • Michael Chang, Saratoga High School

  • Sierra Fan, Henry M. Gunn High School

  • Nathan Galicia, Carlmont High School

  • Romi Phadte, Santa Teresa High School

  • Sruthi Ramaswami, Archbishop Mitty High School

  • Denise Ramirez, Lick-Wilmerding High School

  • Tatiana Suriano, Richmond High School

  • 2011 ABC7 Top Scholars:
    Emelyn Erickson, Las Lomas High School
    Kyle Gerner, The King's Academy
    Sarah Khasrovi, Presentation High School
    Amrit Saxena, Aragon High School
    Catherine Tadina, El Camino High School
    Chrystina Yu, Piedmont High School

    2010 ABC7 Top Scholars:
    Nicole Bauthier, Terra Linda High School
    Jonathan Drennan, Santa Teresa High School
    Carolyn Esserman, Miramonte High School
    Druthi Ghanta, Foothill High School
    Joe Pak, Carlmont High School
    Ana Plascencia, Archbishop Mitty High School

    2009 ABC7 Top Scholars:
    Jason Bade, Aragon High School
    Sejal Hathi, Notre Dame High School (San Jose)
    Julia Mason, Monte Vista High School
    Kathyrn Nomura, Silver Creek High School
    Sean Rayani, Analy High School
    Albert Wong, Homestead High School

    2008 ABC7 Top Scholars:
    Susann Almasi, Northgate High School
    Caroline Dougherty, Miramonte High School
    Jibran Khan, Monte Vista High School
    Jillian Liu, Palo Alto Senior High School
    Jasmine Nachtigall, Hillsdale High School
    Xijia Sun, San Mateo High School

    2007 ABC7 Top Scholars:
    Cristina Bautista, Moreau Catholic High School
    Daniel Ding, Saint Francis High School
    Cindy Guan, Mission San Jose High School
    Emily Larimer, Half Moon Bay High School
    Scott Levin, Los Altos High School
    Sivakami Sambasivam, Saratoga High School

    2006 ABC7 Top Scholars:
    Hannah Fitzpatrick, San Domenico Upper School
    Richard Kim, Foothill High School
    Abhishek Kumar, Archbishop Mitty High School
    Evgenia Shnayder, Carlmont High School
    Alice Wang, Saint Francis High School
    Elizabet Warshaw-Vickery, Palo Alto High School

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