Anthony V. Memorial Scholarship

$2,625 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 26 months
Join us in commemorating the life of Anthony Villasano, a senior at Synergy Quantum Academy high school, who lost his life to cancer in December 2016. Donate to the Anthony Villasano Student Athlete Scholarship Fund! Help us honor Anthony's memory by making college a reality for one of his graduating classmates.

Anthony enrolled in Synergy Charter Academy in 2nd grade and joined Synergy 's first class to go all the way from Kindergarten to high school graduation at Synergy schools. Anthony was full of humor and joy. He was always involved in sports, and joined the football team in high school. While getting checked out after a hard hit on the football field, Anthony was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Throughout his cancer treatment, he remained the same kind, funny, and positive kid he had always been. He kept up with his studies, sometimes logging into his classes virtually when chemo treatments made it impossible for him to get to school.

Our entire school community feels the loss of this bright and caring young man. Join us in sustaining Anthony's memory with a special scholarship awarded to one of his fellow classmates. All donations, large or small, are appreciated.

The Anthony Villasano Student Athlete Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Synergy Quantum Academy's Class of 2017. The scholarship recipient will be a student athlete who demonstrates excellence and perseverance both in the classroom and on the field. The scholarship will be awarded at Synergy's high school graduation ceremony in June.

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Thank you to everyone who donated to the Anthony Villasano Memorial Scholarship! On June 3rd, the Scholarship was awarded to Synergy Quantum Academy graduate Jorge Sandoval. Here's a message from Jorge:

Dear Scholarship Donors,
My name is Jorge Sandoval. I was honored and blessed to receive the Anthony Villasano Memorial Scholarship on my graduation. I want to thank from the bottom of my heart to everyone that donated. It still feels like a dream thinking about how much of a blessing this is for me . I want to thank each and everyone of you for Kindly donating money that you didn’t have to give , but you did and I can’t express enough how grateful I am to be able to win this scholarship named after my former teammate / brother. Receiving this Scholarship I was very emotional because I had flashbacks on every memory I shared with Anthony. We were close since we played the same position. He was caring , funny, smart and a good friend. In a way I feel like he used you guys to say he is watching over me and to continue pursuing my dreams. You guys inspired me to wanting to give back in the near future to students and help them get closer to achieving their dreams. I appreciate your support from the bottom of my heart and thank you for your generosity and your kindness.

Jorge Sandoval
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$2,625 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 26 months
Created February 27, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Synergy Academies
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Los Angeles, CA
EIN: 200672173
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Tan Nguyen
24 months ago

I had the privilege of being Anthony's 7th grade science teacher. His love for learning and life was contagious. Thank you Anthony - what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.

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