Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library presented scholarships to top local students living in 92007 or 92024 zip codes. Of the 22 applicants this year, five were chosen by a panel of community judges to receive a $1,500 scholarship each. These graduating high school seniors shared in their essays how libraries have enriched their lives – through books, films, music, research, computers, or simply quiet time. Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library President and Scholarship Committee Chair Jenny Paschall presented the awards. San Diego Library Deputy Director Donna Ohr and County Supervisor Dave Roberts spoke at the ceremony as well.

The scholarship recipients included: Kylie Kathryn Allan (Biola University), Kylah Isabelle Clay (Willamette University), Rachel Dovsky (Chapman University), Miranda Hernandez (Cal State San Marcos), and Cortez Page (UC San Diego).

Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library was founded in 1984 and for more than 10 years has provided scholarships to local students. Learn more at