Dear Ms. Regina Jackson:
My name is Shaheed Ali and I am a recent graduate of Castlemont High School, class of 2005. During my years at Castlemont I was involved in numerous activities including: Muslim Club, Youth Together, which dealt with issues in today’s society, and last but not least the Basketball Team. I played basketball two out of four years in high school due to an injury to my elbow. This year we (the basketball team) had a good year. We finished 7-3 in the O.A.L.(oakland athletic league) and made it to the Nor-cal playoffs. We ended up finishing third in state, which is still good in my book.
After the season I applied to four colleges and got accepted to three; Sacramento State, Dominguez Hills and San Jose State University. I decided that I will continue to further my education at San Jose State University and major in computer engineering, with a future goal of managing my own business.
I would just like to thank you and the scholarship committee for granting me $500.00 toward my college education. I will use these funds to pay for books and other school supplies that I will need for my first semester at San Jose State University.
Thanks again for the scholarship funds, are greatly appreciated.